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For his third-year project at Manchester School of Architecture, Andrew McMullan designed Casting that breaks the mould, a metal casting workshop derived from careful observations of the city fabric. It uses an approach to city voids, elaborated through increasing scales, to generate metallurgic characteristics of movement and hierarchical layering of scheme spaces.

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