My hopes in applying to the Nest House live build project were to gain a practical understanding of how buildings come together and to learn about the principles of sustainable building design. I was excited to meet people who would broaden my perspectives about architecture and the construction industry and so far, I have learnt a lot, simply by asking questions and discussing new ideas in group discussions.
Site work has allowed me to see a side of architecture, which isn’t often covered in university. Being able to channel theoretical knowledge into practical work on site has helped me to better understand how ideas come to life as well as highlighting the challenges that can occur during a build.
Throughout the week, we’ve learnt how to coordinate as a group and how to take initiative in the work that we do. The challenges and new experiences that we’ve had have taught me important lessons for the weeks to come about adapting to changing plans and how to play to the strengths of each member of our team, whilst challenging ourselves to attempt new things.
Week 0 – Shelter
14/06/2021 – 18/06/2021