Saturday, 11 February 2017

Yr1 Exhibition at the Churchill Hospital

A selection of Year 1 student projects from the collaborative project with The Hill are being exhibited at the Churchill Hospital till the 11th of March. The exhibition shows how the creativity and skills of students can offer a range of ideas for The Hill’s digital innovation Hub. The exhibition is open to all and we look forward to receiving the public’s feedback.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Yr1 Exhibition: Healthy Buildings

Several of the Fragments of the students' Healthy Building designs were exhibited in the Space to Think this week to enable NHS workers and decision-makers to view them and comment on the ideas being proposed for wellbeing through architectural design. Many thanks to everyone who helped to set up the exhibition.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Architecture and Wellbeing

In collaboration with The Hill, Oxford's Digital Well-being Innovation Hub, year 1 students in the School of Architecture designed and built prototype fragments of buildings designed to promote physical and mental well-being. Students designed a built these fragments in the first 4 weeks of the semester and presented them to the client during the exhibition on Friday 21st Oct. Students will move on to design a Hub building for The Hill to be initially located in the John Radcliffe Hospital. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016


to those of you joining the Oxford Brookes School of Architecture in September! For those of you seeking out Oxford cultural hotspots, above is an image of Richard Long's Walking a Labyrinth which you can experience for yourself at Modern Art Oxford (MAO)'s 50th anniversary celebratory exhibition, Kaleidoscope. Looking forward to meeting you at the start of the semester. The tutors.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Continuing our collaboration with the National Trust we considered the entrance to the historic property set within its landscape. Proposed entrance strategies were expressed through site modelling, storyboard of moments along the journey and films of the story of the proposed journey.

This semester we are collaborating on a series of projects with the National Trust. In October we made Creature Houses for local wildlife and transported them to the National Trust property where our project is based. The Creature Houses were installed the courtyard to provoke thoughts about about how we understand and communicate the idea of "dwelling" and "protection". These conversations formed the basis of discussion with visitors and staff at the property about their experience of the place.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Cowley model and public consultation

7 February 2014. Having made a beautiful model of the Cowley area, we took it to the Templars Square Shopping Centre for a public consultation event. Using the model, we asked shoppers to tell us how they spent their free time and what facilities they used in the area. This information was really useful to us in our current project to design recreation spaces for the area. Many thanks to staff and shoppers at Templars Square Shopping Centre.

Rebound urban sports day

31 January 2014. Using the hidden spaces in Cowley we invented urban sports, creating new edges, lines, walls and boundaries for play. This ranged from sports to play while waiting at a bus stop to guerrilla street games designed to bring a sudden splash of colour to monochrome places.

Found! Pitt Rivers Museum exhibition

19 October 2013. Prototypical displays designed by year 1 students of architecture and interior architecture for 24 archaeological artefacts formed an exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Displays ranged from an interactive fishing net using a medieval bone toggle to a display of a coin fragment reflecting on the value of money now and in the past. Many thanks to Archeox community archaeology project and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Getting to know our artefacts

On 24 September 2013 we visited our client, Archeox to view, handle and record the finds from their Bartlemas Chapel and Minchery Priory digs. On 19 October the artefacts will be exhibited at the Pitt Rivers Museum on display devices designed by year 1 students from the School of Architecture (OB1 LIVE). Many thanks to Jane Harrison, Olaf Bayer and the volunteers at Archeox for hosting us and for allowing us access to the artefacts for the day.

Friday, 13 September 2013


Image: David Shrigley , from 'Errr', published 1996

A very warm welcome to new Architecture and Interior Architecture students starting at Brookes this September. We are looking forward to meeting you all.

It will be a demanding yet rewarding three years. It should be fun. We hope you enjoy it.

If you want to read about some advice, then have a look at this article in the AR.

The Year 1 Tutors

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Berlin 2013

An Art bunker, Peter and the Wolf in the Philharmonie, thresholds, sketching everywhere and train station galleries. Snowy Berlin at its best!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Lantern Festival - The Film

Film by Oxford Brookes Year 1 Students
Edited by Ubada Muti

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Lantern Festival

Friday 1 February saw the inaugural Year One School of Architecture Lantern Festival on Warneford Meadow. Playing a huge game of "snake" and "infection," we brightened up a winter's evening with illuminated moths, light storms, leaf lights and kinetic lanterns.

Gang of Six lecture

Joe Penn and Joe Giddings of Gang of Six visited the Year One studio and gave an insightful lecture on event choreography and the performative aspects of architecture. Image: Un Nuit Sans Opera, 2011 by Gang of Six.