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February 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

The first team have split into 3 groups where each focus on a specific part of the pavilion build – such as 3D modelling, laser cutting concepts and refining the existing cantilever structure with bracing with continuous development of the same scheme. Eventually they aim to have a visualisation of the whole pavilion in its entirety. They’ve done a lot of learning and experimenting to fully understand their design – such as a wedge that will prevent shelves from falling down and also they have reworked the base of the structure so that it doesn’t fall when the cantilever is adjusted.

The second teams worked on a modular pavilion which can become curved, circular or parallel through rotating a screen whilst a third team aimed for 0% waste and managed to reuse every piece of wood that had been cut out.



February 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

“It can get quite complex if you don’t get it out in full scale” – Sherry, member of studio 2.

Studio 2 have worked on their cantilever structures further through creating a base for their 1:1 model of the pavilion. From building this imposing structure they have had to adjust the angles. They have spent the day understanding the implication of their previous designs and concepts through working in a 1:1 scale. Their secondary team has been working on the joint system that they have been developing during the past few days.

Improving it through experimenting in smaller and larger scales. They have also tested different materials. In parallel, a part of their team is working on modelling the combination of the joint and cantilever structures digitally, to understand how they work together. In this studio, the efficient distribution of the tasks has really helped them push their design forward. Tomorrow, they will be taking their concept even further and refining this existing elegantly complex model.


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.


February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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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