Brief 2015 – 2016

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

Three student projects completed at the Burning Man festival 2015

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

Science-Fiction Timeline

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

Thin Film Interference

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

2014 End of Year Portfolio Review

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

 

1st May 2014 Tutorials

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

 

BRIEF 2013 – 2014

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!