Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

x_ray; axonometric

Finally, after breaking a £5000 university scanner, crashing a macbook, confusing a windows computer and ruining my mind, here is the axonometric of doom.

terrace; concept

Monday, 15 March 2010

Concept; microproject

This concept piece, for me told the story of where my project was heading thematically. Using the same elements in slightly different ways, and combining them with other objects, told a totally different story but retained the same interconnected language.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Scaffolding; pavillion?

Using the system explained in previous blogs, experimentation has begun in placing, altering and recording this sheltering system on site.

Scaffolding; system

Examining and exploring a system of temporary, contemporary design inspired by the simplicity and effectiveness of scaffolding. Frame system with cladded sheets. Cladded Sheets > shelter/protection/harvest/photovoltaic?

Scaffolding; wireframe?


Monday, 8 March 2010

Tai Chi; sequential?

Looking at the idea of a series of small shelters, or maybe one progressive, sequential pavilion, which would prepare the mind, then body for Tai Chi, and then perform, all on the roof terraces of the LJMU Art and Design Academy.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Tai Chi; terrace?

Rooftop terrace idea, based on the thoughts and ideologies of the 85 micro projects. Based on the roof of the ADA, Liverpool, the shelter would act as a pavillion to perform tai chi, and to study the city.

85 micro projects

Looking at calligraphy and tai chi performances, there is one thing that draws them together. The fact that each movement, or piece is created by using the same combination of elements, whether that be lines on paper, or bodily movements in space. I believe this group of elements is almost like a toolkit for the construction of many different possibilities. I wanted to take this idea into an architectural theory, that the same group of elements could create 85 different micro projects that each have a different idea and focus point, but retain a language that can be translated into a series of events. A small book was produced with all 85 different microprojects and the reasoning and meanign behind each study.