Akim Makumbi

Architectural Technology, BSc (Hons)

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Hi, my name is Akim Makumbi.

Welcome to the UCLan Architectural Technology final year degree show and review. 

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My final year design project proposals explore the implementation of sustainable approaches in multi-generational residential design through building materiality, environmental consideration (project site activity and building envelope assembly) and biodiversity.

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Project Brief

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The aim of the project is to reach a design resolution produce an inclusive, biophilic, modular house for a multi-generational family in order to help develop a sense of unity, community and empowerment within domestic residences and homes by project completion.

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The design scheme and approach for the project shall comprise implementation of passive design themes such as green architectural roofs, interior communal open spaces (courtyard) and modular/prefabrication wall systems.

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The final design proposals may also allow future flexibility in material maintenance and performance to accommodate and meet the ever-changing demands and spatial requirements of the end user.

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All in all, the presented project proposals aim to be sustainable with a housing strategy in consideration to allow affordability and comfort.