The prefabrication of CABIN has commenced with the making of the wall cassettes.
Using the 1:1 mock up we are moving between the CAD drawing, material and detail to further refine the design.
Aiming for a 1 day site build presents an interesting challenge for the logics of construction.
Research trip to leather workshop at Fritz Hansen HQ Copenhagen.
Further to our collaborative project OFFCUT we are looking at the re-use of leather offcuts from the furniture production process for the design of a new ‘Digital Upholstery’.
This is the hand finishing of an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair in natural leather.
Just about to start building a prototype prefabricated garden studio with the working title – CABIN in collaboration with Steve Connah and Ronan Connelly.
Alma Smithy is a former window making factory in St Helens and will be workshop project space for the duration of the build. Space kindly offered by S. Connah Senior.
We have just completed a 3 week set build for the BBC drama ‘Death in Paradise’ designed by Production Designer Eryl Ellis. The production is filmed in Guadeloupe, West Indies.
One of the best workshop locations we’ve experienced, set within a mature orchid garden, located high in the mountains of Basse Terre with distant sea views.
Bartlett Summer Show now open until Saturday 5th July at the Slade UCL.
U7 exhibition exploring the themes of Metabaolism.
Kindly sponsored by James Latham Advanced Technical Panels.
image: S. Mittal
Just completed the lower link roof in preparation for the green roof build up.
This is the second phase of roof construction and requires the upper roof scaffolding to be dismantled and phase 2 scaffolding to be erected.
To form outlets for rainwater drainage Nick spent a day using the diamond core drill.
The hole openings are carefully co-ordinated with the external brickwork joints, finished roof level and will line up with the final galvanised rainwater hopper and downpipe locations.
We are building the timber roof structure for the upper roof in preparation for single ply membrane installation next week.
Forming the roof firrings to fall and the WBP plywood deck and parapets was straightforward – more tricky was the hauling of full sized boards to roof level when there are only two of us on site.
The brickwork contract is now complete and looking like a distinct partner to the Coach House.
Raked joint details require a time consuming clean up with the brick chariot tool and dry brush.
The tidy up and snagging begins…