Solids and voids


Solids and voids aims to provide a space for young people to bring out their creativity and work on creating products along with other people from the community. We live in a time where we are easily distracted by phones and social media and fail to acknowledge the world around us, falling further away from interaction with other people that is not from behind a screen. Building a more connected community by encouraging people to come and develop their skills together, as well as giving them the opportunity to build a career by making and selling the built products. The hub also helps by collecting and processing recycled materials to be used to in the workshops, further encouraging community efforts for environmental consideration and providing the means for the workshops to prosper. The concept of the solid and void comes from the idea of creating hidden or void spaces within a building to introduce a unique element which provides a different experience for visitors who are travelling through the building.

I am a current third year Architecture student at Birmingham City University. “Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid. This is why I aim to design a building which not only meets the needs of the client and tackles the issue of climate change but also invites a feeling of euphoria through the senses.
I have had the opportunity to work with Broadway Malyan which provided an insight into real world architecture as well as enabling me to work as part of a team and hone my skills such as using the software AutoCad and showing initiative throughout my role. Moreover, being born in Pakistan and then raised in Hong Kong, my experiences with a multi-cultural background have allowed me to view architecture from both a Western and Eastern perspective.

The Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham B4 7BD UK
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