Self-Initiating Design-Build

A Student Perspective on Self-Initiating Design-Build, AAE 2014 Conference.


A Masters of Architecture design thesis project developing a collaborative practice in architecture, art and sound. A pavilion is designed for the VAMOS! Festival to create an experiential micro-climate, in which lighting and sound installations reflect Latin American culture.
The project began with nothing.
Between October 2013 and June 2014 a client was found; the brief and design developed; sites and transportation procured; artists, musicians, engineers and other collaborations explored.
Local businesses were approached and agreed sponsorship-in-kind of materials or to manufacture components.
As the first design-build project undertaken at Northumbria University, it applies principles of collaboration, networking, management, law, logistics and feasibility to teaching and learning.
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