THE SHEFFIELD
UNIT
1
2009
DECEMBER
M&M launch a collaboration
after they are finished with their
...
THE PHILOSOPHER’S
ESCAPE
2
2010
MARCH
After a couple of
months of frenetic
...
THE BOOK
EXCHANGE
3
DECEMBER
2010
Both Martin and Miles
find a lot of ins...
THE KILKENNY
TOOLS
4
2011
JUNE
After working really
hard on the thesis and
...
THE INVENTOR§S
DREAM
5
2011
AUGUST
Seeing the development of
the AAO going re...
THE BICYCLE
PARTICLES
6
2011
AUGUST
A collaboration with
the University of
...
THE SIBERIAN
APPOINTMENT
7
2012
AUGUST
The AAO searches out
in the world, and
...
THE GREEN
ROOM
8
2012
OCTOBER
A local collector of
seeds, plants, flowers
...
THE GOLDEN
ARCHIVE
10
FEBRUARY
2013
Miles is getting tired of the domestic
life, and decides to tak...
THE SPEAKER’S
CORNER
11
MAY
2013
Miles and Martin want
the AAO to give
people ...
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The Incredible Future of Miles and Martin

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  • 1. THE SHEFFIELD UNIT 1 2009 DECEMBER M&M launch a collaboration after they are finished with their studies. During conversations amongst themselves and with exchange students from Norway they have found out that they both share a wish to help other people with their architecture. They start up the Architectural Aid Office (AAO). They decide to build a working space that allows them to work on different kinds of projects. The rise of the Sheffield Unit and the appendix toilet is happening. Between the two little houses they build a connecting floor. The Sheffield Unit fulfills their most elementary desires: A solid table suitable for diverse working like drawing, reading, working with laptop, fixing bikes, making absurd inventions from abandoned old machines and vehicles, cooking food and making tea. The room serves for evening parties, performances, meetings with clients, brainstorming and chatting with friends.
  • 2. THE PHILOSOPHER’S ESCAPE 2 2010 MARCH After a couple of months of frenetic working in the small Sheffield Unit the need for a more quiet space rises for Miles. As reflecting the different ideas Miles sparks from discussions with people arountd him is an important part of his working methods, he finds he cannot adequately concentrate at all times in the common room. When Martin takes up his bike after lunch to relax by fixing it in the lazy afternoon hours, Miles finds himself chatting with him instead of focusing on his own stuff. To solve the upcoming conflicts before they become a reality Martin and Miles decide to expand their working space with the Philosopher's Escape.
  • 3. THE BOOK EXCHANGE 3 DECEMBER 2010 Both Martin and Miles find a lot of inspiration by reading books and discussing with other people. After a year with running the AAO they decide it is time for bringing new energies to the project. They build a new little house that contains books and room for discussions. The room relies on people’s good will and honsty: anyone can leave a book on the shelf and take one in exchange. The interactive walls are indeed a public attractor - networks develop and new possibilities emerge. A positive side effect of the book room is the opportunity for a change of scenery through a working day.
  • 4. THE KILKENNY TOOLS 4 2011 JUNE After working really hard on the thesis and straight thereafter establishing the AAO, Martin really needs a break. He embarks on a journey to Ireland, back to the roots. Already in the summer 2010, Martin’s family donated a large collection of tools to the Architectural Aid Project. Now is the time to collect the treasures and bring them to Sheffield. Old and new tools hanging on the walls decorate and make the new workshop building an inspiring place to work. Martin designs the room to let plenty of morning light in.
  • 5. THE INVENTOR§S DREAM 5 2011 AUGUST Seeing the development of the AAO going really well, being joyful and optimistic, Miles picks up on a dream he had when he was a child. The dream was to become an inventor. The first thing Miles invents is a glass building constructed with toothed wheels. Here he starts up an inventor's room for kids, and every Saturday Miles leads workshops for children. After 6 pm in weekdays the kids can come in and develop their projects. In the day time Miles develops his own inventions. The room gradually becomes full of curiosities. As the time goes Miles does some extensive weird research. By now M&M receive support from the city of Sheffield.
  • 6. THE BICYCLE PARTICLES 6 2011 AUGUST A collaboration with the University of Sheffield on the Architectural Aid Program frees a lot of time for both Martin and Miles. With old and new tools in hand Martin gets really inspired on the bike front. He shares his knowledge on bikes with the community by holding workshops on how to mend bikes. Inspired by Miles' weird inventions Martin constructs a small universe of bicycle particles ex- ploding to the space outside.
  • 7. THE SIBERIAN APPOINTMENT 7 2012 AUGUST The AAO searches out in the world, and Martin presents the concept on a field trip to Russia. The program is so catchy that he gets an engagement. He works at the Kola peninsula together with local forces to establish Kola Architectural Aid Office (KAAO). In Sheffield there are now many visitors and projects going on. The AAO employees several people and srves as a cultural house, meeting point and social arena for the citizens of Sheffield. When coming back home Martin uses his inspirations from Russia to build desperately needed new meeting room.
  • 8. THE GREEN ROOM 8 2012 OCTOBER A local collector of seeds, plants, flowers and vegetation makes a deal with the AAO and they put up a green house for a new botanical collection. The green contribution to the AAO facilities strengthens the character of change of scene, and adds a new variation of energy.
  • 9. THE GOLDEN ARCHIVE 10 FEBRUARY 2013 Miles is getting tired of the domestic life, and decides to take a break from the AAO. He goes abroad and coincidences take him to Abu Dhabi where he gets a job at the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC). Not long after coming to Abu Dhabi Miles meets a girl with beautiful eyes. He falls in love, and by showing and telling her about the inventions he made back in Sheffield she takes interest in him. Warm feelings start to grow. Miles gets introduced to his beloved's father, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Unfortunately he makes it clear for Miles that he must immediately forget about his daughter. Time goes by and Miles and the girl with the beautiful eyes keep seeing each other. In an attempt to get rid of Miles, the Sheikh donates a golden archive to the AAO and he urges Miles to go back home to ensure a safe delivery. When back home, Miles realizes that life in Abu Dhabi might not be for him after all. He has really missed working with Martin and the other staff at the AAO. He decides to stay though his heart is bitterly broken.
  • 10. THE SPEAKER’S CORNER 11 MAY 2013 Miles and Martin want the AAO to give people in Sheffield a further chance to be seen and heard. The room is a bulletin board with an ephemeral program. Opinions are spoken, announcements are made and debates are beeing held. The room soon becomes an information hot spot and makes the AAO sequence house even more accessible.