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DAY 4 – STUDIO 4

February 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

The theme of Studio 4 is based on Whitechapel’s market stalls. The first team designed inverted and pitched roof sections for their pavilion and managed to build each of these today, along with a scale model which they had laser cut from their 3D design files. There were quite a few problems, such as scale and their ability to put up the structure with man power and in fact, as we were talking the roof was being put up and you could clearly see it beginning to wobble.  Bracing of the structures was also an after thought so this coincided with the issues they had with lack of materials. 

The second team has been analysing potential joints for their 3 axis design. They also created a CNC file for cutting the structure, making the day plain sailing as they had every single joint and piece ready to cut from CAD files and ready for assembly. Fingers crossed that the structure will finally come to life tomorrow!

DAY 3 – STUDIO 4

February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

Studio 4 have split up into 4 teams. They have been looking at Japanese joints and how they are engineered. They are working on making more components to add to their initial joint structure. Through modelling a new iteration, they have been able to look at how this joint works on 3 different axis.

Their initial idea of designing a smooth arch for their pavilion has revealed itself to be harder than they initially thought.

DAY 2 – STUDIO 4

February 7, 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.

 

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