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Martin Parkin

Architecture, BSc (Hons)

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About me

Throughout my time studying Architecture I have tried to improve my decision making and being able to show that as I progress through my projects the design iterations are what changes from the start to the end.

Getting the information out of my head on to a piece of tracing paper or onto a new slide has been the biggest challenge for me.

This has added more emphasis on the decisions that I am making throughout my time studying Architecture as I am adding onto what I am trying to show. Whether that is being able to keep the character of an existing building in Project 3 or trying to create a room through structure that is in line with the Southport Pier in Project 1.

I think that I have made good progress encountering these challenges and look forward to continuing my work in the future.

My Project 3: Framing a view of an Existing building is a retrofit project that I worked changing a vacant building in Southport that was once a school for the impaired of hearing into a community centre that offers healthy aging for all ages. Whilst respecting the character of the existing building and trying to promote that in the design whilst still adding modern aspects to the taken back 1902 areas of the building.

Project 2 is about the primary school children learning the life skill of gardening as they progress through the years.

On top of the Colonnade Visual

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Ground, First, Second and Third Floor Plans

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North, East, West and South Elevation

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Underneath the Colonnade

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Visual of the Pool

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Visual of the Courtyard

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Axonmetric of the school

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Visual of Class Room

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Visual of the School Entrance

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No Roof Axonmetric

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Keywords: Architecture, Retrofit, Southport, Existing Buildings, Learning Room, Pier


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