At the beginning of February, 2nd and 3rd year architecture students were given the opportunity to choose between four different design studios based on individual interest. These are named Fabricate, Generative, r[d]v and Transformative. Each studio has a different agenda and, in the first week of the semester, the respective studios visited various cities across Europe on the annual architecture study trip. r[d]v and Transformative travelled to Copenhagen in Denmark, and Malmo in Sweden. Generative visited Barcelona in Spain. Fabricate, the studio that I am a part of, explored Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Read More
BA (Hons) Architecture
It was around this time of year, 2 years ago, that I was weighing up my options for university. I asked my family, teachers and friends for advice on courses, location, student life, accommodation etc. I had a realistic look at the grade requirements and made my selections with a backup plan. I prepared my application through UCAS which included my predicted grades and my personal statement. As I was applying to study architecture, the universities required me to send in an online portfolio to show my creative ability.Read More
On the 10th of October, my housemates and I noticed that clear skies were forecast and there was a great opportunity to test my new camera on the starry night sky. It’s an Olympus OMD EM-10 Mark II that came with two Lenses, a 40-150mm zoom lens and a 14-42mm pancake lens. I was really excited to see the quality of photos I could get with it.Read More
With Halloween just around the corner, the last thing I wanted to miss out on was my house’s pumpkin carvings. Thankfully, as I had a submission deadline coming up, my housemates bought me a miniature pumpkin to carve during my mini break from work.Read More
My name is Marcus and I am a second-year student, studying Architecture at the University of Plymouth. The aim of my blog is to explore different topics of a student’s everyday life while dipping in and out of various architectural topics.
My family moved to China when I was 4 years old. This exposed me to a wide range of beautiful Chinese architecture at a very young age. I still have the medal that I got while walking the Great Wall of China and countless photos of me standing in front of mesmerising temples. Even though I was so young, this short period of my life provided me with so many memories.Read More