Thursday, 22 November 2012

Make-do // 2nd task

This is the 2nd make-do session we did together. We were trying to replicate 'The Toy' by Charles and Ray Eames.

And this is a structure that Susie researched about Origami :


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

How to Build a Geodesic Dome out of Cardboard

The design was borrowed from a 1973 edition of Popular Science and was improved upon to meet the rigors of the Black Rock Desert. 
These domes have served as an effective shelter against wind, extreme heat and, once painted, rainfall.

 The largest of the three domes in the picture opposite measures approximately 12' 7" in diameter and is about 6' 3" high at its center. We recommend building the largest one. All the measurements throughout this web site relate to the largest size.
They are fairly inexpensive to build as recycled cardboard is the main component and, if water-based paint is used, can be burned. The domes are strong enough to attach decorative pieces and lighting components to the inside.
Assembly time, on site, is 3 to 4 hours for 3 people constructing one dome with the appropriate tools.

dome link

Buckminster Fullerine

What is Buckminsterfullerene?
In 1985 a new allotrope of carbon (C60) was discovered.
Sixty carbon atoms form the shape of a ball like a football
with a carbon atom at each corner
of the 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons.
Each carbon atom (shown below as a circle) has three bonds.
C60 Buckminster Fullerene
The size of the molecule is almost exactly 1nm in diameter.
The ratio of the size of an ordinary soccer ball
to the planet Earth is the same as
the ratio of the size of a C60 molecule to a soccer ball.
These are not called giant molecules
because there are only sixty atoms.
A large number of these molecules can fit together
to form a transparent yellow solid called fullerite.
This form of carbon was named after the American architect Buckminster Fuller,
who was famous for designing a large geodesic dome
which looked similar (sort of) to the molecular structure of C60.
Many other balls of carbon called fullerenes,
have since been made, including C70, C76, and C84.
These molecules have become known as "buckyballs".
Fullerenes are used as catalysts and lubricants.
They are also used in nanotubes for strengthening materials
(for eaxample sports equipment) and are
sometimes used as a way of delivering drugs into the body.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A look - architecture

(from Thisispaper)

this is the video i found at the very first stage of researching for the subject (before the collaboration).
thought it still could give some playful associations with what we are progressing towards.

Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

eye - lollies

(1000 forms by David Higginbotham.
The plaster painted color form project was designed and manufactured in 1996-97 at David Higginbotham’s Canal St. studio in NYC. These simple geometric shapes are made from individual cardboard molds, hand painted with pigment inks and designed to be used as modular sculptures. )

via Process: Architecture #30 : Playgrounds and Play Apparatus Cosmos, by Environment Design Institute

2) Escargot, by Environment Design Institute

3) Station,  by Environment Design Institute

4) Sesame Place, Philadelphia PA