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The past couple weeks since our last updates were very busy. We have sent all the fabrication files to our contact next to San Francisco. To make sure the files were alright we had several meetings with our engineers and made a lot of physical tests.
The team has shrunk so if you are keen to join us from the 18th August until the 6th September,you can email us at info@WeWantToLearn.net
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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.
Toby and I are happy to introduce our engineers for the Burning Man projects: Harri Lewis and Stephen Melville from Ramboll Computational Design (RCD). We had our first meeting this morning (with Georgia and Thanasis) in our DS10 studio. Couple updates:
We are working on the best construction sequence for the two projects as well as the structural analysis diagrams (defining the size and amount of ground anchors) to receive the first part of the Burning Man grant. We will start booking our plane tickets very soon, DS10 people please make sure to confirm your attendance!!
The Fractal Cult (abstract) will have a thicker sub-structure which will transfer the loads of the cantilevers all the way down to a solid base anchored to the ground. The junctions could be similar to the Trada pavillion by RCD with hinges as well as notches.
For Shipwreck(abstract)we are exploring two options: Sectioning the hull with planar timber sheets or using a series of smaller members that would be laminated directly on fixed “ribs”.
More info very soon.
Couple projects from Ramboll Computational Design:
Belvedere Tree in action with Chromeo:
Stephen Melville presenting the Astana Presidential Library facade rationalization (with BIG)