Category Archives: Aluminium Tectonics

Make Do Facade: Display Iteration 1

We have now completed the first iteration for the display system. After a (virtual) discussion between artist, engineer (students) and gallery, the main points of discussion are: To play with the contrast between the fragility/lightness of aluminium and the heavier gauge

Make Do Facade: Display Iteration 1

We have now completed the first iteration for the display system. After a (virtual) discussion between artist, engineer (students) and gallery, the main points of discussion are: To play with the contrast between the fragility/lightness of aluminium and the heavier gauge

Display Prototype

The initial scoping phase has now progressed to the second stage of the Production Show: Prototyping, Discovering, Analysing. The students are developing a display system that acts as a functioning working prototype as well as exhibiting artefacts from the creative

Display Prototype

The initial scoping phase has now progressed to the second stage of the Production Show: Prototyping, Discovering, Analysing. The students are developing a display system that acts as a functioning working prototype as well as exhibiting artefacts from the creative

Ash & Lacy Factory Visit

A visit to Ash & Lacy’s main production plant, our students saw a range of production methods with aluminium composite material (acm), perforated sheeting and solid aluminium. A few key considerations to apply to the project development are: The manufacturer’s

Ash & Lacy Factory Visit

A visit to Ash & Lacy’s main production plant, our students saw a range of production methods with aluminium composite material (acm), perforated sheeting and solid aluminium. A few key considerations to apply to the project development are: The manufacturer’s

First Discussions: ‘Support Structures’

Today our students met Gavin Wade, director of Eastside Projects, in order to gain an understanding of their approach to display, working process, and role art (and of the gallery) has in the city. This collaboration will build upon the narrative

First Discussions: ‘Support Structures’

Today our students met Gavin Wade, director of Eastside Projects, in order to gain an understanding of their approach to display, working process, and role art (and of the gallery) has in the city. This collaboration will build upon the narrative

Aluminium Tectonics- Joints and Fixings

During our tour around the Ash and Lacy site we were given the opportunity to take part in the fabrication process of a panel, which allowed us to understand the folding, drilling and riveting process. We inherited these processes incorporated

Aluminium Tectonics- Joints and Fixings

During our tour around the Ash and Lacy site we were given the opportunity to take part in the fabrication process of a panel, which allowed us to understand the folding, drilling and riveting process. We inherited these processes incorporated

Aluminium Tectonics

In my studies in architecture to date there has been little opportunity to focus, explore and construct a fragment facade detail at 1:1 scale. Drawing a technical detail at a smaller scale is very different to the manufacture of a

Aluminium Tectonics

In my studies in architecture to date there has been little opportunity to focus, explore and construct a fragment facade detail at 1:1 scale. Drawing a technical detail at a smaller scale is very different to the manufacture of a

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

Facade Panels in Context

At the end of the final presentation it was discussed that it would be useful to see the panels in their proposed context. Below are images showing two different sizes of panel, the smaller being similar to the one created

Facade Panels in Context

At the end of the final presentation it was discussed that it would be useful to see the panels in their proposed context. Below are images showing two different sizes of panel, the smaller being similar to the one created

Final Concept – George Cristea

After we finished bolting the strips on the wood frame, we peeled the protection off and finalized the project concept. It came out to be very shiny and to reflect the day light, and sun light when available, exactly the

Final Concept – George Cristea

After we finished bolting the strips on the wood frame, we peeled the protection off and finalized the project concept. It came out to be very shiny and to reflect the day light, and sun light when available, exactly the

Steps to the Final Concept – George Cristea

We took records of all our steps in particular, from step one – experimenting on small scale – to creating 1:1 experiments, understanding the problems we may encounter and eventually to the final step which is the final Concept we

Steps to the Final Concept – George Cristea

We took records of all our steps in particular, from step one – experimenting on small scale – to creating 1:1 experiments, understanding the problems we may encounter and eventually to the final step which is the final Concept we