Varsity Line at Brookes

Yesterday, visiting at Oxford Brookes with Philip Richards, of Alsop, I joined a critique of 2nd and 3rd year architecture students projects, at the invitation of studio leader, Amanda Marshall. The students had designed portable 'living pods' along the 'Varsity Line' between Oxford and Cambridge. Students had developed fictitious client profiles of professors, including an alcoholic Ancient History expert and a Mad Max aficionado cum Holistic Health expert. One project related to my work with the MWFA, one to Tao, and another needed to research Labanotation. As might be expected, the the plans and sections drawn to date showed less potential, in general, than the conceptual drawings and models shown.