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Master of Architecture

Simon Bottomley

Manchester has the highest numbers of Looked After Children in the U.K, with 3 in every 200 children having been through the care system, 3 times the national average. With recent funding cuts to Youth Services by Manchester Council and their habit of ‘dumping’ these young people on other Local Authorities the necessary provisions for the vulnerable within our society are not in place. 

In order to combat these issues a proposed respite care centre, care home, and transitions centre was designed within Harpurhey, North Manchester. 

The design process carried out followed a deconstructive nature, analysing what currently is on site and reconstructing the idea of it. This followed the ethos of the programme in providing homely spaces for those in care. The vernacular of the terraced house that surrounds the site was deconstructed, and along with the necessary external landscaping a design, which struck the balance between, private and public was developed.

Simon Bottomley - Detailed Section through the envelope of the building highlighting the twisting floor planes

Detailed Section through the envelope of the building highlighting the twisting floor planes

Simon Bottomley - Waverley Road Render showing the undulating facade

Waverley Road Render showing the undulating facade

Simon Bottomley - The design process of taking the existing vernacular of the site and deconstructing it through revolving each floor plane

The design process of taking the existing vernacular of the site and deconstructing it through revolving each floor plane

Simon Bottomley - Full proposal showing all aspects of the facility. Left to Right: Respite Care Centre, Transitions Centre and Care Home

Full proposal showing all aspects of the facility. Left to Right: Respite Care Centre, Transitions Centre and Care Home

Simon Bottomley - 3D Detailed Facade Study

3D Detailed Facade Study

Simon Bottomley - External render showing the Respite Care Home and Transitions Centre

External render showing the Respite Care Home and Transitions Centre

Simon Bottomley - Detailed Section through the envelope of the building highlighting the twisting floor planes
Simon Bottomley - The design process of taking the existing vernacular of the site and deconstructing it through revolving each floor plane
Simon Bottomley - 3D Detailed Facade Study
Simon Bottomley - External render showing the Respite Care Home and Transitions Centre
Simon Bottomley - Waverley Road Render showing the undulating facade
Simon Bottomley - Full proposal showing all aspects of the facility. Left to Right: Respite Care Centre, Transitions Centre and Care Home

Tags: Architecture, Deconstruction, Harpurhey, Looked After Children, Sustainable Design

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