Archinect - Central Saint Martins, UAL (A.R.) 2014-09-18T17:45:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453328/brick-lane-palestine Brick Lane - Palestine A.R. 2009-10-21T04:56:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Hi, its about time I wrote and gave an explanation of what I've been doing so far... I have started the academic year by being assigned a group project to regenerate an historic town in Palestine! It is a really interesting area and so different to previous projects I've worked on. My group and I are at the early stages of the design process; we are doing our research, attempting to get a feel for the location by reading the maps and site plans and also trying to get to grips with possible cultural factors that might make or brake our concept! If any of you have some good tips, I'd be really grateful. <br><br> There is a class trip organised to go over to Palestine to visit the town, but I unfortunately won't be going. I will however nick some photos from some unsuspecting friends so I can hopefully show you all. <br><br> Alongside this main project, we have been asked to investigate the famous street of Brick Lane. We have been using the street as a model for regeneration as it is an area of suc...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453277/opening-week-aka-the-optical-unconscious Opening Week aka The Optical Unconscious A.R. 2009-10-03T11:41:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Hi, I&rsquo;m writing my first post before I start at Central Saint Martins next week. I&rsquo;m going into the second year of the BA Architecture; Spaces and Objects.<br><br> The course is divided into 3 stages corresponding to each year of study. The opening week brings together the students of all 3 stages for a series of &lsquo;special events.&rsquo; These begin with a meeting on Monday morning at an off-campus Theatre, where we will be introduced to the events of the forthcoming year. In the afternoon, we will then take a tour of London, hopefully learning more of the city and getting a chance to meet classmates. <br><br> Tuesday will provide more detailed, class-specific information on the units of work we will have to do. This meeting will take place at the School of Graphic &amp; Industrial Design, (where my course is based). In the afternoon we will visit the Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park, this year designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture practice SANAA <br><br> Wednesday we will recei...</p>