The High Street: From Doom to Boom?

Charette Week at Newcastle University school of Architecture Landscape and Planning is an opportunity for inter-disciplinary discussion between artists, sculptors, architects and researchers around a central theme. Last year’s Charette Week revolved around the theme of the High Street, therefore I chose to reflect on the demise of the UK’s High Streets and reflect on…
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Charrette: Everyones Favourite Time of Year

Charrette week at Newcastle 2018 addressed the theme of ‘spectacular, failure, help’. It was a challenging and thought provoking brief that brought together students from across the school and departments, encouraging them to combine their unique experiences and skills to create a creative installation surrounding the theme. Myself and four others were challenged to create…
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Charrette Week Experience

The charrette in which I took part in focused on the highstreet and how we view brands. The initial focus on brands was to make us think about our perception of a product purely through how the logo looked. We then discussed, through looking at various companies, how their marketing of themselves on platforms, such…
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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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When Fiction Becomes Reality

I can think of a number of times when I’d be lost in a book and just want to indulge myself in that world, that’s the beauty of set design that’s always fascinated me on how people can bring a book to life through design. To be able to physically walk through a space that…
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Uni-Health A Better ‘Greener’ Future

Uni-Health is a university exchange program, a collaboration between Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Newcastle University, focusing on the positive contribution urban design has to the health of an urban population by way of improving the physical and social spaces within the city. A series of guest speakers describing the city from the perspective of…
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Artificial Beauty

In the Charrette week, I joined the “Made (Not) For Instagram”, we propose installations using both tangible and intangible media to simulate a heightened sense of consumer experience that covers all the touchpoints of retail. My group created an installation inspired by the patterns of the provided outfit, it is in the theme of artificial,…
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To Touch or Not to Touch!

Charrette week is week-long architecture event which is a thrilling activity where all the years from Newcastle architecture school participate in. It has different themes that bring in an exchange of knowledge of skills and a thrive to produce something at the end of the week. I have chosen to blog about a particular charrette…
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Frankenstein’s Workshop

In today’s world, we are more likely to purchase something if it looks nice. An easy way to make a product look desirable and therefore more sellable is to package it nicely however, as a society, we have little regard to the packaging we throw away and the detrimental effects it can have. If we…
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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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