The DT department recently welcomed Andy Ramus and Kate Metzdorff from AR Design Studios, based in Winchester, to run a workshop for pupils interested in architecture. They took us through the processes of designing a home based on a client’s specifications and explained how they find inspiration for their builds through research, the site’s characteristics and their everyday lives.
Each group was assigned a famous person for whom they had to create a house. Next, we went to a spot by the river on Lavender Meads where we spent 15 minutes assessing the site, looking for the best views, and developing ideas.
Upon our return to the studio, we researched our clients and began to make rough sketches of the houses we had conceptualised in the field. Following this, rough models were made out of cardboard, masking tape, and a lot of glue. We also created floor plans and hand-drawn rendering.
Each of the three teams presented their design, elaborating on where they had drawn inspiration, and explaining how the design met the client's requirements. This was modelled on how profesisonal architects pitch and present their own work.
The workshop gave us an idea of what a career in architecture would entail and an insight into the average day for an architect (albeit in an accelerated fashion.)
2nd April 2020
The challenge was to create an innovative and beautiful design for electric vehicle charge points.
30th March 2020
Ode to a Nightingale reminds us of the power of the imagination to triumph over human frailty and disease.
27th March 2020
Whilst we are unable to gather for our Passiontide Service, it is still possible to share the music we would have enjoyed, and find a moment of peace.
26th March 2020
Whilst we wait for a knight in armour to save the day, our Head of Art History encourages us to use this time to look at the world around us with fresh eyes.
25th March 2020
For the third in our series of Thoughts for the Day, the Chaplain celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
24th March 2020
The spring equinox is the moment of the year where the scales begin to turn in favour of longer days, and more light. Can we take comfort from the rhythms of nature when the patterns of our own daily routines are so disrupted?