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It is the end of the second term for the University of Westminster and what a term for DS10! Four projects almost completed at BuroHappold’s engineering headquarters, Three projects to build at the Burning Man festival this summer. We could not be more happy and proud of our students… And it is not finished: after having produced a timeline of the scientific discovery and science-fictional predictions, they have started designing a future city (Brief03) based on their Brief01 and Brief02 work. Here are some pictures showing the students and their current research. Happy Easter everyone!
WeWantToLearn.net (Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster led by Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani) is happy to announce more good news – Three of our students have just received art grants from the Burning Man Festival to build the pavilions they designed as part of our brief – Congratulations to the following winners:
Over the course of four years, DS10 has submitted a little more than 80 proposals to the Global Arts Grant of Burning Man and received a total of 6 grants including the ones for Fractal Cult & Shipwreck (built in 2013) and Hayam (built in 2014). We are all very proud and excited to go back!
As part of international woman’s day I’m exploring differences between males and females in relation to the built environment in order to inform my final project. It only takes two minutes to complete and will directly influence the design progression.
Some examples of questions found in the survey can be found below:
Image : Jan Gehl, How to Study Public Life, http://www.blogadilla.com/2008/06/08/are-you-a-tetrachromat/
At the end of a marathon day during which 23 students presented project work to BuroHappold Engineering’s top executives, four students from Diploma Studio 10 (DS10) at the University of Westminster were selected to build temporary installations for the global engineering practice’s soon to be refurbished London offices. The presentations were overseen by their tutors Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess, and Neil Billet, Andrew Best, Emma Greenough and James Solly from BuroHappold.
The winners of the competition were:
- Garis Iu (71 Newman Street window) with The Meander, an 12 meters long flowing cluster of laser-cut curved origami filtering views on street level towards the reception area.
- Diana Raican (17 Newman Street window) with The Colliding Cubes, a dramatic 5 meters wide wall suspended above the street and assembled with friction-based component dissolving through one another, parametrically designed to filter light and views.
- Joe Leach (17 Newman Street Staircase) with The Falling Leaves, an innovative laser-cut curved truss system assembled around a series of nodes holding a beautiful array of wooden leaves.
- Charlotte Yates (17 Newman Street separating screen) with The Jitterbug, a kinetic installation inspired by Buckminster Fuller and made from punch-pressed aluminium icosahedron opening and closing depending on space requirements.
The projects celebrate 40 years of innovative structural solutions from BuroHappold and the practice’s commitment to supporting education in the fields of architecture, engineering and digital fabrication and will have a lifespan of a year before the next DS10 intake follow the same process and vie for an exhibition space.
We would like to thank David Scott and Edward Lancaster from the University of Westminster’s Fabrication Laboratory for all their support.
Here are images of the winning designs. More news to come on the expected launch date.
The student work will join the permanent installation “Wooden Waves” designed by DS10 tutor Arthur Mamou-Mani. More information on this project may be found on http://mamou-mani.com/BuroHappold.
We will be presenting a talk entitled ‘The Rise of the Entrepreneur Maker’ discussing recent work we have been doing with our DS10 students as well as our wider work in practice and academia.
There will also be an exhibition of DS10 student work, showcasing this year’s proposals for Burning Man and the four installations that the students are currently installing in Buro Happold’s London headquarters.
See poster below for more information…
Video- Filmed & Edited by Joshua Potter, including footage from Toby Burgess, Lianne Clark, and Vlad Ignatescu.
As part of our research for Brief 03; ‘Future Cities’, DS10 travelled to the wonderful city of Copenhagen, Denmark. The video above was made to provide a glimpse into the incredible time the unit had whilst visiting the city and all of the amazing Architecture it had to offer during our visit. Below is a schedule and some pictures that provide further details of our trip which took place from the 29th January until the 2nd February 2015. We would like to thank all involved for their generosity and time.
- Thursday 29th: Arrived in Copenhagen, and travelled via Metro from the airport to our accommodation at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel. Dinner at Foderbrættet Kbh in their exclusive ‘Wine Vault’, sampled the selection of gourmet hot dogs and speciality Danish cuisine on offer. Drinks at the quaint Kanal Bodega. Jazz party at Copenhagen Opera House in Christiania.
- Saturday 31st: Visit to the National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet by 3xn Architects. Followed by a playful visit to the Superkilen park by Bjarke Ingels Group. Dinner at Mother restaurant for stone baked pizza. Snooker tournament at the hostel, and games evening.
- Friday 30th: Visit of CITA: Center for Information Technology and Architecture. Presentations made by both CITA and DS10 students of their current projects. Visit to 3xn Architects offices – Guided tour by Fred Holt of the practice, modelling workshop, and also the materials library of Gxn. Visitied Freetown Christiania and sampled the markets before walking back to the hostel. Party at Jolene Bar in the Meat Packing District.
- Sunday 1st: Visited a selection of Bjarke Ingels Group‘s design work, including ‘The Mountain’, ‘VM Houses‘,and ‘8Tallet‘. Metro and train to the north of the city and relaxing visit to the Well-come SPA – including ‘saunagus’ treatment. Having enjoyed one of DS10’s unit trip traditions, we then proceeded back to hostel to celebrate another tradition – the birthday of one of our students. Jazz party at Copenhagen Opera House in Christiania.
- Monday 2nd: Snow day in the city. Several snow fights occurred as students strolled through the city, enjoying the sights of ‘Tivoli’, ‘Christiansborg Palace’, ‘Børsen’, the ‘Danish Jewish Museum’ by Daniel Libeskind, ‘Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library)’ which includes ‘The Black Diamond’ by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, ‘Dome of Visions’ by Kristoffer Tejlgaard, ‘Frederik’s Church’ – which boasts the largest dome in Scandinavia, and also ‘The Little Mermaid’ by Edvard Eriksen.