We are finalist for the Architizer A+ award with The Magic Garden, a project that was designed and built with the help of DS10 students last year. We are 1% away from victory and the votes finish this Friday. Please help – Vote for The Magic Garden! Below are the instructions for the vote. It is very simple but requires to “CONFIRM” the vote which is an extra step.
We just finished our last tutorials of the first term! Congratulations to all the students for the great three months and looking forward to the remaining two terms.
Here are couple pictures of the projects we have seen during the last tutorials. Where do you suggest building the structures over the summer?
Merry Christmas & best wishes for the New Year!!
Very enjoyable crit day for DS10 at Westminster University. It was our second cross-crit of the year and students showed their proposal for Brief2A, building an interactive structure for Burning Man or the festival of their choice.
Thank you very much to our helpful crits Harri Lewis (Ramboll RCD our engineers for last year’s Shipwreck and Fractal Cult), Marie-Isabel de Monseignat (Tutor at DRS1 Chelsea College of Art), Dusan Decermic, Anthony Boulanger and Katherine Herron. Here are couple pictures:
Here are couple pictures taken during the two last tutorial sessions. Promising breakthroughs from several students. Time to create a believable proposal (including large model and drawings) for Burning Man or any other festival.
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Little summary of our productive day at Westminster with Chris Ingram and Georgia Collard-Watson: We produced a 1:1 physical model of the wood laminate technique recommended by Ramboll (drawing shown in previous post). We will us this technique to form the twisting longitudinal spines on our building.
The openings on the back ribs are now defined parametrically by a sine curve and unroll with the strips for fabrication.We tested couple options and are happy with the one shown below which breaks the direction of the strips.
It was DS10’s Final crit yesterday which concludes our BRIEF03:TEMPLE. Wonderful day with a wide spectrum of temples showing the concerns and fascinations of a group of twenty-one architectural students in 2013. A myriad of political and spiritual statements on today’s society helped by parametric design tools and physical modelling. Here is the list of all the themes that emerged in the third term:
- Temple to Love and Lust in Brighton, U.K. – by Georgia-Rose Collard-Watson
- Temple to Revolution in Tahrir Square, Egypt – by Luka Kreze
- Temple to Making in the City of London, U.K. – by Michael Clarke
- Temple to Vibrations on Mount Neru, Tanzania – by Dhiren Pattel
- Temple to Crowdfunding the City of London, U.K. – by Sarah Shuttleworth
- Temple to Infinity in the Mojave Desert, U.S.A – by Andrei Jippa
- Temple to Augmented Reality near Oxford Street, London, U.K. – by Mark Simpson
- Temple to Gin, near Kings Cross, London, U.K. – by George Guest
- Temple to Permaculture, in Totness, U.K. – by Philp Hurrel
- Temple to Bees, in the Olympic Park, London, U.K. – by Jake Alsop
- Temple against Electro-Magnetic Radiations, in Snowdonia National Park, U.K. – by Chris Ingram
- Temple against Pre-Packaged Meat, in Smithfield Market, London, U.K. – by Alex Woolgar
- Temple to Bio-Polymers , in Thelford, U.K. – by Marilu Valente
- Temple against Consumerism, in Selfridges, London, U.K. – by Jessica Beagleman
- Temple to Online Knowledge, in the Sillicon Roundabour, London, U.K. – by Tim Clare
- Temple to the Awareness of Death, in Mexico – by Thanasis Korras
- Temple of Illusion, in South Bank, London, U.K.- by Daniel Dodds
- Temple to Water on the Thames, London, U.K. – by William Garforth-Bless
- Temple to Atheism in Lower Lea Valley Park, London, U.K. – by Emma Whitehead
- Temple to Light in Elephant and Castle, London, U.K. – by Josh Haywood
- Temple to Sun Worship in the Wyndham Council Estate, Camberwell London, U.K. – by Natasha Coutts
Thank you very much to all our external critiques: William Firebrace, Jeanne Sillett, Harri Lewis and Jack Munro. Two weeks more to go until the hand-in of portfolios (28th May). Here are couple pictures:
We are back from a month long break. Great tutorial last Thursday. Students are developping their temples which range from a temple to infinity all the way to aa temple for bees. Here are couple pictures of the work. Beautiful!
Great to be back! Here are some pictures of our pin-up. Students have 5 more days to go before their interim portfolio submission and seven days before submitting their Burning Man and Wikihouse proposals. Then we will move on to brief03: Temple. Very excited about the projects! Thank you very much to Nick Ierodiaconou and Alastair Parvin creators of the Wikihouse from 00:/ Architects for their very insightful comments.
Above: Michael Clarke showing his reciprocal Wikihouse in frontof Nick and Alastair
Above: Jessica Beagelman‘s loops taking shape.
Above: Our mad unit space, filled with large models done at Grymsdyke farm.