Creative Design

Creative Design

In today’s lecture Chris discussed the nature of creativity, historical content, the tools of my trade, a project and how he dealt about it. Total…

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Zaha Hadid and Constructivism

Zaha Hadid and Constructivism

Russian Constructivism originated in 1919 during the revolution, where art was used for a major social purpose . Its main colours were red, black and…

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Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas

Born in 1944, Rem Koolhaas was a famous architect with fondness for symmetry, challenging spatial explorations, and unexpected uses of colour. By many he was…

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Minimalism

Minimalism

The early 1960s in New York saw the rise of the minimalist movement. It lasted a few years and ended by the late 1960s. Artists…

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Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 4

Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 4

Today’s lecture by Mick was on flooring. Types of floor finishes; terrazzo granite ceramic tyle timber boarding entrance matting laminate sports flooring vinyl non-slip vinyl…

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Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 3

Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 3

Today’s lecture was all about doors. When designing doors it is important to consider the following characteristics; fire acoustics security hygiene weather protection thermal insulation…

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Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 2

Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 2

Today’s lecture was a continuation of last weeks – walls. Wall construction materials Masonry – facing brick, concrete common blocks, concrete facing blocks, natural stone….

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Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 1

Mick Scherdel, HML Lecture 1

This lecture is one of the first of a series by Mick Scherdel who is from an architectural company known as HML. He will teach…

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Post Modernism Lecture

Post Modernism Lecture

Postmodernism is a movement in the post 1960s that influenced the arts, architecture and literature. It moves away from the Modernist movement because it denies…

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Material Research - Wall Finishes

Material Research – Wall Finishes

Wall & Deco is a contemporary wallpaper company with some really nice designs. http://www.wallanddeco.com/en/   Viero UK are suppliers and installers of innovative textured wall finishes and…

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Material Research - Fabrics

Material Research – Fabrics

Camira https://www.camirafabrics.com/contract I managed to get hold of a sample booklet which had numerous little squares of different types of fabrics and colours. It contains…

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Material Research - Wood

Material Research – Wood

By using the internet I came across a company named ‘Graefe’ which specialize in real wood veneers. I browsed their website and saw they had…

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