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February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

Studio 1 progressed the day with cutting the elements of their 1:1 model out in the workshop, a mix of CNC and soft wood, based on the 1:10 model they made. They figured out the 6 different types of angled joints through building one frame for each angle to test whether their calculations were correct.

They needed to start to thinking about bracing for the structure as it was not structurally sound and slightly skewed – probably due to the differing angles and tensions. There is a possibility that this bracing could become a system for shelving or racking to display models and hang work.


February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized


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.


February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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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