Category Archives: 2014-2015

Tour to Ash & Lacy Building System

Students took tours to Ash & Lacy factory at West Bromwish for better understanding of the manufacturing process. The tour was lead by Mr. Tharinda Rathnapala from Ash & Lacy and guided through the factories and warehouses. He introduced the process and machineries that

Tour to Ash & Lacy Building System

Students took tours to Ash & Lacy factory at West Bromwish for better understanding of the manufacturing process. The tour was lead by Mr. Tharinda Rathnapala from Ash & Lacy and guided through the factories and warehouses. He introduced the process and machineries that

Museum Collections Centre & Birmingham Central Library

The Museum Collections Centre (MCC) and the Birmingham Central Library are two very different buildings with a similar purpose – to archive stories. The MCC holds objects, statues and models, to preserve places and activities that took place in Birmingham. Birmingham

Museum Collections Centre & Birmingham Central Library

The Museum Collections Centre (MCC) and the Birmingham Central Library are two very different buildings with a similar purpose – to archive stories. The MCC holds objects, statues and models, to preserve places and activities that took place in Birmingham. Birmingham

Concrete Dream

When the old library wasn’t the new one yet, hopes were high for this new public space. Birmingham City Library was going to be surrounded by trees, fountains and waterfalls. It would be a place where people could read, learn,

Concrete Dream

When the old library wasn’t the new one yet, hopes were high for this new public space. Birmingham City Library was going to be surrounded by trees, fountains and waterfalls. It would be a place where people could read, learn,

Modern Gazetteer// Final Outcomes

These were our final models derived through our experiments with the mirrors. These will be displayed at alternate levels and shelves at the MCC reflecting a projection of the videos and pictures taken at the site. This projection would finally

Modern Gazetteer// Final Outcomes

These were our final models derived through our experiments with the mirrors. These will be displayed at alternate levels and shelves at the MCC reflecting a projection of the videos and pictures taken at the site. This projection would finally

Aluminium Tectonics-Final Presentation-Alvin Amito

At the final presentation, we peeled of the covering from the aluminium. The results were good, and the party from Ash and Lacy was pleased with the simple idea that was, from a business side very appealing, as all the

Aluminium Tectonics-Final Presentation-Alvin Amito

At the final presentation, we peeled of the covering from the aluminium. The results were good, and the party from Ash and Lacy was pleased with the simple idea that was, from a business side very appealing, as all the

Aluminium Tectonics-Final Model-Alvin Amito

For the final model we chose the scale 1:2 instead of 1:1 because it allowed us to be able to show more of the screen inside the 1:1 frame and how it worked, rather than the full scale model. This

Aluminium Tectonics-Final Model-Alvin Amito

For the final model we chose the scale 1:2 instead of 1:1 because it allowed us to be able to show more of the screen inside the 1:1 frame and how it worked, rather than the full scale model. This

Aluminium Tectonics-Test scale model-Alvin Amito

After creating the mock ups, we made a 1:10 scale model to test out the scheme and the Aluminium. This was an interesting and extremely useful experience as several issues were highlighted such as the type of connections we should

Aluminium Tectonics-Test scale model-Alvin Amito

After creating the mock ups, we made a 1:10 scale model to test out the scheme and the Aluminium. This was an interesting and extremely useful experience as several issues were highlighted such as the type of connections we should

Aluminium Tectonics-Second workshop session-Alvin Amito

At the second workshop session we came up with more solid ideas that were based on the themes of music and motion, incorporating elements from the musical instrument, the piano. We decided on creating a screen that resembled a piano

Aluminium Tectonics-Second workshop session-Alvin Amito

At the second workshop session we came up with more solid ideas that were based on the themes of music and motion, incorporating elements from the musical instrument, the piano. We decided on creating a screen that resembled a piano

Ash & Lacy study visit

Presentation of our study visit at Ash & Lacy. Our group looked in particular at the CNC cutting process, as well as the more technical process of preparing files and handling the aluminium sheets on the CNC bed. Razvan Pop

Ash & Lacy study visit

Presentation of our study visit at Ash & Lacy. Our group looked in particular at the CNC cutting process, as well as the more technical process of preparing files and handling the aluminium sheets on the CNC bed. Razvan Pop