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DAY 2 – STUDIO 3

February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Studio 3 continued working with their concepts throughout the day – False Perspective and Echelon Wards and as the day drew to a close they came up with the main joint for their design as they knew that the pavilion would eventually be based on a grid or modular design. 

DAY 2- STUDIO 2

February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Studio 2 is still working towards creating an industrial feel within their pavilion. It will eventually become an interactive journey. They are working on a cantilever mechanical structure inspired by the steelworks of Port Talbot. The height would be adjusted if necessary, and so would the angle. Their large drawings will hang from these structures and the structure intends to play with interior/exterior atmospheres. In creating an series of experiences, they seek to reuse all elements of their design in the future and implant them into a different context.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second team in this studio is working on designing a repeated box type to exhibit models and portfolios. The third team is testing different joint and bracing mechanisms. They have designed a rotating joint which locks itself into different positions. This enables a couple of different secure options. Later, they will combine the lock system to the cantilever structure. The result of this will lead to refinement and perhaps some further exciting iterations.

DAY 2 – STUDIO 1

February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Today studio 1 are working on their joint with an added constraint: minimum waste. They were inspired by studio 2’s presentation. Parts of the existing material in the joint structure is added to the mechanism in order to minimise the use of material.

In parallel, they have split up into two teams in order to accelerate the testing process. They are both testing two different types of joints. These will eventually be combined and reviewed.

By the end of the day, they wish to laser cut the entire pavilion structure at a 1:10 scale. In terms of time efficiency, this studio wants to use both ply and timber. Timber would constitute the frame underneath the top part of the pavilion, supporting the joint structures. Through testing the stability of the 1:10 model, they will decide whether they need stronger bracing systems.

DAY 2 – LIVE PROJECT

February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

Yesterday, Studio 2 further developed the chosen joints and picked the joint that they would use on the overall structure. They also finalised how the overall pavilion would look, moving away from the circular ping pong table due to space constraints. The ping pong table became integrated with the “bleachers” rather than being separate and a folding concept was developed in order to display the work when the table wasn’t in use. Multiple moving joints were developed to be a part of this folding concept. It was also decided that heavily graphic work would be printed onto the ping pong table top.


 

DAY 1 – FURNITURE

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

DAY 1 – STUDIO 4

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

SOCIAL SPACES, PUBLIC PLACES

Studio 4 began by exploring simple joint concepts, based around their project site, Whitechapel in East London. The group split into two, Studio 4a and 4b and each team researched and referenced existing joints and carpentry styles. They decided they had to master and fully understand specific joints to build a simple structure in order to achieve more complex arrangements. Studio 4a took a basic clamp joint from 2015 and developed it to allow spans around 3 axis – this consisted of soft wood and cardboard prototyping.

 

DAY 1 – LIVE PROJECT

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

CROYDON LIVE PROJECT

This studio’s design is not based on a studio brief but on a live project in Croydon all students of stage 3 have worked on in October.

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They focus on implementing the most obvious aesthetic elements of Croydon’s Fairfield halls into their design. They have been exploring a multitude of different joint structures. These either relate to the the Croydon project or are simply practical in terms of exhibiting large competition boards. Ideally, they will incorporate both of these characteristics.

 

DAY 1- STUDIO 3

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS 01: THE NHS

In relation to their brief, Studio 3 have been exploring typologies of Hospitals through looking at some plans and layouts. Further on in the week, this studio will be 3D printing some of their joint structure to test their designs.

 

DAY 1 – STUDIO 2

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

PORT TALBOT

Studio 2 have tackled the brief by creating a narrative based on the atmosphere of their site: Port Talbot. They create a joint structure inspired by certain key aspects of the most visible and representative structure of Port Talbot, the steelworks. Their design aspires to create the feeling of being inside the steelworks. One of their constraints is minimising the use of material in creating such an experience.

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DAY 1 – STUDIO 1

February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

MAKING SILVERTOWN

This week, studio 1 is approaching the brief through implementing a particular aspect of their site into their design. Their main focus is to replicate the repetitive nature of the residential blocs of Silvertown. The aesthetic of these modular blocs has helped them create a joint system that will help them begin to think about the overall structure of their design.

 

 

Their “universal joint” can be adapted to any specific structure and become a standardised element within their design. Its components are a fixed piece and a rotative part. The rotation can vary through adapting the angle measurements the requirements.

 

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