B.15 AT HOME AWARDS WINNERS

Following a great discussion from the judges and the winners presentation on June 26th we are excited to share the winning projects from the B.15 AT HOME Awards 2020. Click on the students name to view their submissions in full.

ALICIA DESMAY-HERNANDEZ – BA3 Continuity in Architecture

RUBEN GREYSON – BA1 

ISOBEL CURRIE – BA3 Continuity in Architecture 

LORNA LOVATT – MArch Y6 Urban Spatial Experimentation

 

A huge thank you again to our collaborators Peter Lee & Oliver Koch at HENN Berlin, Kristin Mishra & Kaia Williams at SimpsonHaugh Manchester and Artemis Antonopoulou & Phillipa Seagrave at Bjarke Ingels Group Copenhagen.

We can’t stress enough how great the submissions have been under such unusual circumstances and we’d like to congratulate everybody who submitted work. You should all be very proud of your efforts.

The full submissions document can be viewed or downloaded here.

 

And don’t forget the full MSA Degree show will be online for the next year displaying the full range of work from across the school.

Stay safe and look after yourselves. Hope to catch up in person soon,

Jim, Scott & Saul @B15WORKSHOP

 

B.15 AT HOME AWARDS – Student Submissions

After a challenging few months since the lockdown began it was great to see such a range of submissions for our slightly unusual award scheme this year. Everyone should be extremely proud of their efforts to keep a practical element to their design development and presentation from home.

Please congratulate yourselves and colleagues for this fantastic work!

>>>>The full submissions document can be viewed and downloaded here<<<<<

HENN Representatives, Oliver Koch and Peter Lee looking at the submissions in detail.

Modelmakers Assemble: The different judges and B.15 staff met to discuss their verdicts.

Submissions were independently judged by representatives from SimpsonHaugh, Bjarke Ingels Group and HENN last week following the submission deadline with a final discussion on Friday June 5th.

The winners will be announced as part of the MSA collective school prize giving event, date and time TBC within in the coming weeks.

For their time and expertise we would like to thank Peter Lee & Oliver Koch at HENN Berlin, Kristin Mishra & Kaia Williams at SimpsonHaugh Manchester and Artemis Antonopoulou & Phillipa Seagrave at Bjarke Ingels Group Copenhagen.

The full MSA 2020 Show will be online from Friday June 12th here.

Take care all,

Scott, Jim & Saul

B.15 AT HOME AWARDS 2020

We’re excited to announce a new awards scheme for this year open to all MSA students. This new scheme will award the hard work of students who have continued to use modelmaking in their design work during the ongoing lockdown situation.
With students spread across the world at a time when we would normally celebrate the culmination of everybody’s hard work together, it seemed fitting that the work be judged internationally as well.

The panel will consist of representatives from the following practices:

SimpsonHaugh (Manchester, UK)

Bjarke Ingles Group (Copenhagen, Denmark)

HENN (Berlin, Germany)

Each practice will receive the list of submissions and, based on the criteria as explained below, choose their pick from this years home-made projects.
Judges will be looking for a clear explanation for the model(s) role in your design work, The methods and materials you have used and how well they are presented/photographed.


How to submit your work

In order to have your work judged you must use the InDesign template included in the link below. Refer to the example page included in the download pack for an insight into the content that might feature in your submission. Be honest about the situation by concisely explaining your practical limitations and how you chose to overcome them.

Key Criteria for your submission:

• Maximum 350 Words in the main body of text explaining:
a) Your project in brief, What was the purpose of your model(s)?
b) Your use of modelmaking at home: scale, material and processes that you have used and why.

• Place 3 to 6 images of your modelmaking work (over the 2 pages) in its completed state these can include process images. Use captions to explain image content as shown in the example document.

• Models should have been completed from home but can include elements produced before the campus closure, please clearly explain if this is the case, how elements were produced.

• Text should be in Effra Font (file included if you don’t have it on your computer) Size 10

• 2 x A4 pages only

• Saved as a 2 Page PDF

If your submission does not conform to these guidelines it will not be included in the final document for judging.

Please submit your work by downloading this pack

Once completed please submit your pages saved as PDF back to scott.miller@manchester.ac.uk no later than 12.00 (UK) Tuesday June 2nd 2020

There will be three awards with the winners announced on June 5th in conjunction with the launch of the MSA Digital Show.


This is a unique opportunity to have your work seen by representatives of these internationally successful practices so don’t hesitate to submit your work.

The range of practical work produced over the last 8 weeks deserves to be recognised so we’re pleased to be able to present this platform to enable that to happen. Good luck and we encourage everybody who has taken the time to make models since campus closure to take part!

Jim, Scott & Saul

SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Awards Winners 2019

This years SimpsonHaugh B.15 modelmaking awards were judged from a shortlist of 16 students on the afternoon of Friday 7th June.

The Judges: Nick Fleming, Phillipa Seagrave and Kaia Williams from SimpsonHaugh, MSA representatives Dr. Stephen Walker, Associate Lecturer Claudio Molina Camacho and B.15 Staff, Jim Backhouse, Scott Miller and Saul Parker-Backhouse.

After almost 2 hours of inspecting each of the projects and debating the resulting marks the winners were decided and are as follows:

BA (Hons) Architecture

1st Prize Harry Tate

2nd Prize Max King

3rd Prize Cameron Frame

MArch

1st Prize Nicholas Royce

2nd Prize Andrew Chung

3rd Prize Sandhya Parekh

Thanks to all of our Judges for the continued support! Congratulations to all who submitted work for the process which was a tough due to the high standards of modelmaking taking place across the board.

We wish you all the best in your future careers, keep making and keep in touch!

Good Luck!

Scott, Jim and Saul

SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Workshop 2019 – Shortlist

This year we have received a record 65 applications for the SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Awards across the BA3 and MArch cohorts of MSA. The quality of these applications has been of a high standard making the collective task extremely difficult to whittle down the number to a shortlist of 8 for BA3 and 8 for MArch.

We want to congratulate everybody who submitted this year making this a difficult process for all involved. The quality of the work overall has been fantastic and helps make this years show a great success.

In no particular order the shortlsited candidates are:

BA 

Callum Richardson

Cameron Frame

Emily Edwards

Faizal Akalwaya

Hayley Sheldon

Harry Tate

Max King

Ana Mayte Alvarado

 MArch

Courtnay Ives & Yiting Zhou

Sean Martin

Maciej Augustynowicz

Nicholas Royce

Sandhya Parekh

Charlotte Hagerty

Lobna Elagouz

Andrew Chung

View the submissions that made the shortlist here:

BA Shortlist 2019

MArch Shortlist 2019

Final judging will take place tomorrow and the winners will be announced at 18.00 approx during the private view.

Best of luck to all and thank you all for getting involved and making this awards scheme such a great success,

Scott, Jim & Saul @B15workshop

Submit your projects for the SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Awards 2019

Submissions for the SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking awards are now open. This year all submissions are required as a PDF document as detailed below.

Remember that the awards are open to MSA’s BA 3rd year and both 5th and 6th year of MArch. There are 3 prizes for BA and 3 prizes for MArch.

As the awards are judged on overall use of modelmaking as well as stand alone projects we recommend taking time to refine your submission so take your time including as few or many project models as you wish. Featured projects will need to be visible at the exhibition on the afternoon of June 7th even if only place there for that time.

Shortlisted projects will be announced on June 6th before being judged by representatives of B.15, MSA and SimpsonHaugh on Friday June 7th where the winners will also be announced.


Submission Criteria:

  • Maximum 350 Words in the main body of text explaining:
    a) Your project brief, its location and purpose
    b) Your use of modelmaking, scale, material and processes that you have used and why.
  • Text should be in Effra Font (file included if you don’t have it on your computer) Size 10
  • Place 3 to 6 images of your modelmaking work (over the 2 pages) in its completed state these can include process images.
  • Each image should be titled appropriately as shown in the example page layout.
  • 2 x separate A4 pages only
  • Saved as a 2 Page PDF

The submission InDesign template (preset basic format for your submission), Effra Font and past example submission can be downloaded here as a ZIP Document.

Please send completed PDF files to scott.miller@manchester.ac.uk no later than 18.00 on Friday 31st May.

Best of Luck,

Jim, Scott and Saul

SimpsonHaugh Meet the Modelmaker Drop-in dates

As part of our second year collaborating with SimpsonHaugh Architects in-house modelmakers Kaia Williams and Phillipa Seagrave will be spending two days in the workshop ahead of this years submissions. Their experience of face paced modelmaking for design development and competition offers a great opportunity for all years to seek advice about their own work so please come along and have a chat.

For your chance to chat with them and discuss any ongoing or future ideas you may have drop into B.15 on either Friday 1st or 10th May.

Further details regarding this years awards submission will be announced soon.

 

SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Awards 2019

“Modelmaking is an integral component in the practice of architectural design, providing the first opportunity to bring two dimensional drawings and sketches into the three dimensional world as physical objects.”

For the second year running we are pleased to announce this years student modelmaking awards will be sponsored by SimpsonHaugh. Last years scheme brought out some tough competition across all years and we hope to see more great original modelmaking ideas being pushed in this years submissions.

Awards are open to BA 3rd year and both 5th and 6th year of MArch and will be awarded as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for BA & MArch MSA students.


At last year’s SimpsonHaugh B.15 Model Making Awards, we were very impressed with the high standard of models produced by MSA students. We are thrilled to be supporting the awards again this year, and look forward to meeting new students and observing their design development through model making.

Model making is an integral component in the practice of architectural design, providing the first opportunity to bring two dimensional drawings and sketches into the three dimensional world as physical objects. Physical models are tools used to fully test, explore and understand building designs. They convey the true effects of scale, light and materiality where computer technology may restrict us.

This year, we would like to see students demonstrate an understanding of appropriate scale, tools and materials in the construction of their models, as well as consider material costs, time frame and build approach.  

Although final presentation models are a great way to bring together a completed design and polish our making skills, we also want to see evidence of sketch/study models which test and explore design elements. These quick studies bring greater depth and substance to a project, which sequentially lead to more refined presentation models.

At SimpsonHaugh we use physical models to develop and refine building proposals. Models are used as tools within the design teams, in client meetings and for public consultation as a means of translating drawings and ideas into a tangible reality, which can be more clearly understand through physical interaction.

We are excited to see what creative and amazing models MSA students produce this year!

 

-Kaia Williams and Phillipa Seagrave, SimpsonHaugh Modelmakers


Awards Launch open office event

Following a successful open office event last year SimpsonHaugh have again agreed to open their doors for an official launch of our award scheme on Wednesday March 20th at 17.00. There will be a short presentation about this years awards scheme followed by refreshments and a chance to, see the office/workshop, ask questions and network with SH staff.

>>>>>    Click here to register and secure your ticket for the launch.    <<<<<

Entry to this event is strictly limited and exclusive to MSA students.

Registered ticket holders only. Sign up early to ensure your place


SimpsonHaugh Modelmakers at B.15

During the final term there will be a number of dates where Kaia Williams and Phillipa Seagrave, in-house Modelmakers at SH will be present at the workshop to offer advice and observe work in progress. This is a great opportunity to speak to experienced modelmakers who can offer tips from their experience of working creatively under pressure. These dates will be confirmed soon and posted to Moodle and on social media.

Find out more about SimpsonHaugh here: www.simpsonhaugh.com/


Submitting your projects

Further information about the submission process will be announced in the coming weeks via our blog/moodle. Check back here and keep an eye on moodle for updates.

This award scheme is exclusively for MSA BA 3rd year and MArch 5th and 6th year students.

 

SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking Awards 2018 – The Winners

Friday 8th of June saw the opening of this years annual show at Manchester School of Architecture.

During the hours preceding the opening, representatives of SimpsonHaugh Architects; Kristin Mishra, Kaia Williams and Nick Fleming joined MSA’s Professor Tom Jefferies, Dr Stephen Walker and B.15 Workshop’s Jim Backhouse and Scott Miller to Judge this years modelmaking awards.

The shortlist of 10 students from BA and 10 from MArch was whittled down from over 40 submissions from across the ateliers. Each submission was independently marked against a 3 point system and then totalled, combined with the other judges score and then ranked before the winners were revealed. The winners were as follows:

BA (Hons) Architecture

1st Prize: Nour Hamade

2nd Prize: Camila Fabara Von Lippke

3rd Prize: Lola Tartakover

MArch

1st Prize: Rebekah Parkinson & Karissa Tysklind

2nd Prize: Mike Ellis & Jack Poulton

3rd Prize: Emily Daye

On behalf of SimpsonHaugh we would like thank all who submitted their work for consideration and congratulate those who made the short and winning list. This is never a straight forward process so anyone who has been featured should be proud of their achievements in making this year.

The show, featuring the prize winning work and all shortlisted work will run until June 20th at the School of Art. Be sure to check it out whilst you can.

Well done all and good luck for the future!

Scott, Jim & Pip at B.15 Workshop

Submit your work for the SimpsonHaugh B.15 Modelmaking awards longlist 2018

Dear 3rd, 5th and 6th year students

This years Modelmaking awards sponsored by SimpsonHaugh will be judged and awarded on June 8th at the end of year show opening.

We invite anyone who is eligible (3rd, 5th and 6th years – Individual or group projects are both valid) wishing to be considered for the awards to submit the following:

  • Project title followed by no more than 350 words explaining (A) Your project brief, location, purpose etc. (B) Your use of modelmaking, Scale, Materials and Processes you used and why.
  • 3-6 images of their work in its complete state along with 1-2 process images you might have. Only projects that will be displayed to be judged should be submitted
  • Please sent separate image and text files rather than PDF.

Submissions should be sent to scott.miller@manchester.ac.uk no later than Friday 25th May. 

Remember that the awards are judged on overall approach to making alongside the actual pieces and not necessarily for a single model. More information about the awards scheme can be found here.

We encourage anyone who has made models this year to submit their work for consideration and wish everyone best of luck.

Scott & Jim