Friday, 2 November 2007

it begins...

Following the great news of the competition win, we now have to figure out how to build this thing. And do it within the very short time frame we have. And with a limited budget. and reasonable amount of material.

At the competition phase, we had 589 elements with over 7000 joints! We need to get those numbers down...and quickly.

7000 intersections = 7000 joints = 14000 neoprene shoes!!

So...we have started looking at reducing the density of the section profiles, and we are also looking at breaking the continuity of the cross sections as well. . Here's some images of the first version, with a material reduction of about 20%. This one is down to about 1900 intersections.

As you can see below, it's interesting to see how the density of the sections changes by your perspective. Both images are of the same density option, but are viewed from different positions.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

[C]space wins the DRL10 pavilion competition!

It's official, the [C]space pavilion wins the drl10 pavilion competition!
The official statement from DRL10:
"Alan Dempsey (DRL 2002) and Alvin Huang (DRL 2004) are the winners of DRL TEN Pavilion design competition. The winning design was chosen anonymously from 28 entries by invited jurors and was selected based on the following points: constructability within a tight schedule and budget, simplicity and elegant form, effective use of material, pavilion as a continuous extension of furniture to roof structure."

The pavilion opening is tentatively set for opening on Friday 22 February 2008 in Bedford Square, London. Watch this space to follow the design development of this structure...