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We are back after building three projects in the desert!

This year we would like our students to become Entrepreneur Makers, looking for funding opportunities to build projects in the real world.

Have a look at our 2015-2016 briefs and presentations below:

Entrepreneur Makers Article in the last AD with Joe Leach's temple for Burning Man

Entrepreneur Makers Article in the last AD with Joe Leach’s temple for Burning Man

Reflection by Lorna Jackson - Picture by Andrew K. Green

Reflection by Lorna Jackson – Picture by Andrew K. Green

Bismuth Bivouac by Jon Leung - Picture by Toby Burgess

Bismuth Bivouac by Jon Leung – Picture by Toby Burgess

The Infinity Tree by Tobias Power - Picture by Arthur Mamou-Mani

The Infinity Tree by Tobias Power – Picture by Arthur Mamou-Mani

A quick update from Burning Man’s dusty “Playa” on which three Diploma Studio 10 students have built their academic projects together with a team of 60 volunteers from the University of Westminster and beyond. You can follow our Instagram account for more pictures of the journey and we will post more details and pictures on our return. Thank you so much for your support and hope that the projects will inspire you!

The Bismuth Bivouac Burning Man

The Bismuth Bivouac designed by fourth year student Jon Leung

 

The Infinity Tree designed by Tobias Power

The Infinity Tree designed by fourth year student Tobias Power

 

 

Reflection designed by fifth year graduate Lorna Jackson

Reflection designed by fifth year graduate Lorna Jackson

DS10 started the year researching sci-fi novels, movies, magazines and technological discoveries from the past two centuries. Here are the timelines showing the historical and political events,as well as the technological discoveries that greatly influenced Science Fiction from the 1800s until today.

1800-1825

1800-1825

1825-1850

1850-1875

1875-1900

1900-1905

1905-1910

1910-1915

1915-1920

1920-1925

1925-1930

1930-1935

1935-1940

1940-1944 (1)

1940-1945

1945-1950

1950-1955

1955-1960

1960-1965

1965-1970

1970-1975

1975-1980

1980-1985

1985-1990

1990-1995

1995-2000

1995-2000

2000-2005

2000-2005

2005-2010

2005-2010

2010-2014

2010-2015

This is the very firs experiment I did in DS10, October 2012. Even if I was unable to find an architectural application, i still find the interference colour patterns to be beautiful images, so I’m posting them here, hoping they will inspire someone else.

Thin-film interference occurs when incident light waves reflected by the upper and lower boundaries of a thin film interfere with one another to form a new wave. Check out the wikepedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-film_interference

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Thin Film Interference Pattern

Our WeWantToLearn.net students have submitted their final portfolios! After an inspiring day going through the projects, we gave them a final mark with the help of the other tutors from the University of Westminster. Below is a selection of the inspiring work that was submitted.

The projects range from a temple at the Burning Man Festival made of an unprecedented reciprocal structure (Joe Leach) to a 3D printed city based on a fractal algorithm and built using potato starch-based plastic grown by the inhabitants of Solanopolis (Andrei Jipa) all the way to a Pop-Up plywood mosque for Trafalgar Square (Josh Haywood) and a lace tent for the London Burlesque Festival (Georgia Collard-Watson) as well as a Kabbalah Centre in the City made from large spiralohedron (Jessica Beagleman), our students have explored a new kind of joyful and spiritual Architecture using the latest digital design and fabrication technique.

Joe Leach's Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man

Andrei Jipa's incredible 3D printed collection

Andrei Jipa’s incredible 3D printed collection

Garis Iu's Chanting Bridge for Mont St-Michel

Garis Iu’s Chanting Bridge for Mont St-Michel

Georgia Rose Collard-Watson's tent structure for the Burlesque Festival

Georgia Rose Collard-Watson’s tent structure for the Burlesque Festival

Our beautiful messy studio space full of 1:1 Prototype

Our beautiful DS10 studio space full of 1:1 Prototype

Our beautiful messy studio space full of 1:1 Prototype

Our beautiful  DS10 studio space full of 1:1 Prototype

William Garforth-Bless, Charlotte Yates and Andrei Jipa showing their models in the Diploma Studio 10 space

William Garforth-Bless, Charlotte Yates and Andrei Jipa showing their models in the Diploma Studio 10 space

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis - Andrei Jipa's 3D printed potato fractal city

Solanopolis – Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed potato fractal city

Josh Haywood's Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood’s Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood's Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square

Josh Haywood’s Hayam and Pop-Up Mosque for Trafalgar Square

Joe Leach's Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s Reciprocal Seed Temple for Burning Man

Lorna Jackson's Surreal Dali Museum

Lorna Jackson’s Surreal Dali Museum

Mark Simpson's Synthetic Diamond Crematorium

Mark Simpson’s Synthetic Diamond Crematorium

Jessica Beagleman's Kabbalah Centre

Jessica Beagleman’s Kabbalah Centre

Jessica Beagleman's Kabbalah Centre

Jessica Beagleman’s Kabbalah Centre

 

Our studio is back after a month of holidays. Here are couple pictures from our tutorials today. Impressive progress from our students including a 3D printed potato-based fractal civilization (Andrei Jipa), a series of recursive bamboo structures for the Durga Puja festival (Dhiren Patel), an origami roof for the fashion week (Charlotte Yates), a spiky eco-retreat to meet the Sami people (Natasha Coutts), a temple for the Burning Man festival made of reciprocal plywood components (Joe Leach), a hypar tower for the Damyang Bamboo festival (William Garforth-Bless), a Pop-Up book drop pavilion (Ieva Ciocyte), a surreal Dali Museum in the Park (Lorna Jackson), a promenade concert in Hyde Park (Sarah Shuttleworth) and many more… We are so excited by the diversity of projects this year and the clear continuity between our brief2A and brief2B. Looking forward to the final crit on Thursday 15th May!

Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization

Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man

Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project

Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project

Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project

Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project

Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting

Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting

Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting

Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting

Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja

Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat

Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion

Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion

Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion

Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion

Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park

Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park

William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower

William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower

 

Hello everyone, we are happy to be back for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Westminster after couple weeks in the desert at the Burning Man festival! Similarly to previous years, we will place our studio briefs in the list below as we develop them throughout the year. We hope it will inspire you!

-04/12/13 BRIEF2B: REALISE

04/11/13 BRIEF2A: FESTIVAL

-24/09/13 BRIEF01 : SYSTEM

-24/09/13 Unit Presentation

-20/09/13 – A4 – Introduction to briefs

Near Unison 08

Near Unison – Dan Dodds (DS10 11-13) physical and digital experiments of harmonic oscillation.

Near Unison 09

Near Unison – Dan Dodds (DS10 11-13) physical and digital experiments of harmonic oscillation.

Near Unison 10

Near Unison – Dan Dodds (DS10 11-13) physical and digital experiments of harmonic oscillation.

We're back!

We’re back!