Nellie Jenkinson

Architectural Technology, BSc (Hons)

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Semester one involved participation on a live project working with The Creative Innovation Zone and St Catherine’s Hospice as part of their BOFT team. The brief was to conduct a feasibility study to develop a vision for the future at St Catherine’s Park. The project was completed by the Year 3 Architecture Technology cohort to produce a series of images and short phrases to encompass the idea behind ‘The Hospice of the Future’

Semester two focused on the development of  happy, healthy and sustainable homes on Nutter Road in Preston. The design project was to allow for ‘aging in place’ enabling the user to grow with their home, not grow out of it.

Key principles were employed to allow for this;

– Adaptability, allowing the user to adapt the space to their needs

-Future Proof ,exceeding current housing standards in anticipation of future housing standards

– Passive Design, methods used to allow for sustainable living

– Salutogenesis, a home which promotes health through design principals

– Biophilia, access to greenery and nature

– Construction, easily assembled and dismantled to recycle or reuse materials

The four dwellings on site aim to encourage a more proactive approach to housing design, now and in the future.