• Week 4 - Final Model

    Par Edward Forsey, Lisa Carminati, 21/03/17


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                                    The barriers in this final model are the most noticeable change. They no longer                                                                  need to support the horizontal structure, so we were able to make them out of                                                                    smaller sections of wood. They are linked together with diagonal bars, which are                                  much stronger then the horizontal linked previously used. 




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    This climbing area is also made in the same spirit as the exterior barriers. 

                                                       


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          Detail of the rounded stairs                      The barrier of the entrance                                    Detail of the slide


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                                                                 A view of all the pieces from the model



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                                  The evolution of the stairs                             And a comparaison of the old and new barrier


  • Week 3

    Par Edward Forsey, Lisa Carminati, 21/03/17


                 This week, we worked with the barriers and ways to fix the horizontal surfaces on the inside of the course.


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                    The barriers rest on a triangular brackets which are fixed to the protostructure. They are made of                                 big panels which can be prefabricated and then linked between them. 


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                       This system creates a very strong structure, which can then be used to fix the elements to. 

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                Here we can see the method used to hold up the steps. A wooden step, strengthened in the shape of a T.                                         It then rests on two pieces of wood which are in turn fixed to the barriers. 


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  • Week 2

    Par Edward Forsey, Lisa Carminati, 21/03/17



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    We chose to use stairs as an element of our course. For this reason, they are not straight, but narrow and the space between the steps is small. 

    The main idea was to create a loop so that children could take the course again and again without going outside.

    Here the structure is not complete but the end of the slide will be connected with the rounded corridor.

         

     

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    Detail of the rounded corridor



    Image Tue Mar 21 2017 20:35:00 GMT+0100 (CET)Detail of the stairs




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                The whole structure is made out of parts so that the construction and the assembly would be much easier. 



    Image Tue Mar 21 2017 21:20:39 GMT+0100 (CET) Coupe, view from the entrance, 1:20
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  • Rooms: Week 1

    Par Edward Forsey, Lisa Carminati, 26/02/17

    Inspirations : 



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    Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects, "Sam and Pam", Canada 


    - What is "rooms" ? -

    Room

    noun

    plural noun: rooms

        - Space that can be occupied or where something can be done.

        - A part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling.

                                                                                                            - Oxford Dictionary




    We decided to work with the first definition - A space, or even multiple spaces, which will allow a function to be performed within. We chose to create a course, which would be inspired by such elements which can be found in a playground.  


     

    We have a setting, and defined limits, it's time to develop the idea

                                                         

    Let yourself be guided by the lines on the transition steps,

    based on the height of the protostructure's horizontal branches...

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    ... up the climbing wall ... 

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    ... and arrive in a new space, 

    with a new point of view ...

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    The project is designed to allow quick assembly and disassembly 



  • Planes : The complete project

    Par Edward Forsey, 19/12/16

    A plane is a surface which extends infinitely far. Planes can cross each other, they create intersections and corners, but                                 it is not necessarily in these points that they cease to exist.




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                                                            - Matteo Massagrande, La grande vetrata -


    The painting is the starting point of the project. We will interpret what we see, with the aim to use what is found to pursue the planes project. The space in the painting is a starting point for our work. 




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    The first plaster cast for the project. The space remains clearly identifiable, while the most visible elements from the painting  are  kept, many  other details no longer  appear. The ones  left are the ones which appear more important       when the painting is first observed.


    A heading has been found, but it must be explored further...




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    A second cast is produced. The aim is to contain the original space within a quadrilateral shape. New walls have appeared, as well as new spaces with them. The walls also gain some thickness, visible through the openings. 




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    A cardboard model, this time implemented into the proto-structure. The area where the wood crosses is used to limit out the space, and it's completed with the  addition  of the main walls from the  previous cast. The  walls lose the  limitations imposed by the quadrilateral shape, to become planes which extend beyond the intersections.




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    The project begins to take shape. The walls will be made of wood and plaster, which will be cast inside the proto structure itself.  The latter is  protected with tape and plastic against any overflow.  The wood  slats of the proto  structure traverse, and are integrated into the cast. The structure is cut in one point to allow the full opening in the plaster. 




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                                   Some close ups on the main points where the wood passes through the plaster. 


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                                         Some views of the perforation in the wood and the plaster.




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                             And finally some views of the completed model, inegrated into the structure.

                         


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                                        The axonometry, monge, and perspective drawings of the project