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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Mon 25 & Thu 28 Portfolio Cross Crit

Mon 25 : Y2
Review panel: Melissa Kinnear (unit D) & Emu 

Thu 28: Y3
Review panel: Julia Hänsel (Unit E) & Carsten

You are reminded that you have to upload your work to Moodle prior to the crits.

The Cross Crit will be held in form of a table top review. For that we want to see your entire portfolio from sem1 and sem2 up to date and we would like to see it printed in full size (not as A3!!! - this proved too small at the interim) Alternatively - (we are not so keen on this) you can show it via the screens. if you go down that route - make sure you upload before 10.00 and that the single pdf shows without pixellation, etc... you will also need to have site plans, plans and sections printed to scale (1:100) in any case.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ecobuild 2013 - Plywood Prototypes

Arnold Laver Timber Merchants (our material sponsor) asked us to exhibit one of the eight 1:1 plywood prototypes we produced through means of digital fabrication at their stand at Ecobuild in London (5-7th March 2013)

The team consisting of Maria Damoutzidou, Susanne Stavseng and Ben Ellis write about their designs, that "using plywood as sole material, we were able to create a complex and playful threshold that relied on the behaviour of our material and user interaction to change the immediate and surrounding environments.  We achieved this by controlling the degree of flexibility at certain points throughout the structure by glue-laminating the plywood at varying thicknesses."

Friday, 1 March 2013

Mon 4 Mar - Interim Crit in London 10.00

crit location:
18 Ashwin Street
London E8 3 DL

transport:Dalston Kingsland / Dalston Junction overground

Guest critics:
Valentin Bontjes van Beek
Jack Case
Anna Mansfield
Colin Priest
Mercedes Rodrigo Garcia
Gregory Ross