Monday, 7 November 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Friday, 19 August 2011
BBC news - In pictures: Aftermath of the latest violence
Thursday, 18 August 2011
lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent: a temporary need; a temporary job.
Music festivals are temporary, so why don't we use materials to create these areas without being wasteful.
BDP architects worked with festival organisers to create the Music Box installation in Manchester, locally sourcing the shipping containers from the city's port creating a fun and creative way for people to get involved in the festival.
Other works of BDP architects include: Liverpool ONE, Glasgow Science Centre and Aintree racecourse.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Developing our business proposal, we all talked about the sort of thing we would like to venture into. Listening to what each of us thought and what we would like to do, we created a large mind map which allowed us to feed off of each others ideas and assist with the thought process of each other.
Once an ideas was decided, we then assigned different roles within the group according to their strengths and preferences, etc. We talked about many issues that I had not even thought to consider before and it was interesting to see how the group member's opinions differed on some of these factors. Discussing some things more than others we tried to cover as many different topics as we could.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Taking the learning styles survey allowed me to understand how I operate and how best I work within a team. I am an Activist.
Acting on a gut instinct and are enthusiastic about new ideas. Getting stuck in, they are not likely to prepare for learning experiences or review afterwards what they learnt. Working better with others, activists enjoy being thrown in the deep end into solving problems.Activists are also described as people who do not enjoy listening to lectures or following rules. They do not understand things easily on their own, such as reading, writing and thinking...These were the results given by the survey and although I agree with a few of the points made, most of them I disagree with.
Missing the beginning of our group meetings due to my Erasmus exchange in Belgium, I had to come in a little later and understand myself what category each person within my group fell into. Straight away it was easy to see who felt confident about sharing their ideas and those who preferred to listen to others. All of these different qualities that these members possessed were important for the skill set required to complete our objective. Working off one another, the whole mixture of personalities really work well together within the group environment.
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
With his unusual design concept, Alexander Hulme challenges the very basic mathematic law that 1 - 1 = 0. Normally knocking your plate off the table would result in a very messy floor and a mass of shattered pieces but this clever plate shatters in a way that you are left with two new plates. This is really quirky design idea but the only thing that gets me thinking now is what happens if you drop these two 'new' plates...?
With thanks: http://internetsiao.com/page/67/