Byker Wall Estate – Should we love it or hate it?

Have you ever stepped inside? If you have what did you think? I remember when I first crossed the boundary of the famous Byker Wall and entered the world that is the Byker Wall Estate I was taken aback. You transition from the roaring noise of the traffic into what feels like a suburban oasis….
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The Review Redesigned

What do you see when you think of an architectural review space? Is it a white-washed room? Bad acoustics? 15 pairs of judgemental eyes locked on you? All of the above? You’re not the only one. Architectural student review spaces have been the same since the beginning. Spaces to pin up your work in a…
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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay: Landscape Urbanism or Landscaped Urban?

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay: Landscape Urbanism or Landscaped Urban? In a moment of movements such as Extinction Rebellion, environmental and ecological concerns are at the forefront of everyone’s agenda. With 70% of the world’s population living in cities by 2050, it is paramount that we must find sustainable ways of living in and developing…
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What would our cities be without shopping?

Close your eyes and imagine a public space What do you instantly see? Were you picturing a public square? A park? A marketplace? Or even just a street? All of these and more would be correct. Public space is essentially somewhere which is open and accessible to people. However, in our technologically run world our…
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How Comfortable Can Working Be?

Do you ever wish you had a more comfortable space to work in? Have you dreamt of a way of combining work and comfort that wasn’t just your bed? Well during charrette week at Newcastle University, a group of 26 of us where given the opportunity to look into just that. As a unit we…
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