Queen’s Paper House – Final Report June 10, 2013Posted by Phil Hudson in : Events and Exhibitions, News , 1 comment so far
Congratulations and commiserations to the team who attempted to put together the world’s largest paper house, to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture. Unfortunately the structure did not survive being fully inflated for very long.
The event and preparation were reported on by ITV London
Luke Olsen, Diploma Coordinator of Architecture Technology and Paper House event organiser says:
“Making innovative architecture means taking risks. Queens Paper House MK2 aspired to be the worlds largest paper building and it so nearly made it. The building inflated close to full size before a sudden cut in power to the fans followed by a strong gust of wind caused the building to turn in on itself and effectively become a sail – sheering the walls from the floor along the designed in tear line. This was both spectacular and informative at the same time. We will endeavour to rectify this design fault…
A hearty congratulations to the students, teachers and consultants who’s tireless dedication and heroic effort made this happen.”
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LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2013
University Of Greenwich Department Of Architecture Landscapes 07.06.13 – 17.06.13
The Department of Architecture and Landscape is delighted to have been invited to be one of the key London Festival of Architecture 2013 partners. The site of the proposed pavilion is at the *Old Royal Naval College (ORNC), Greenwich. The project is being presented in partnership with the ORNC.
Working in collaboration with an internationally acclaimed design team including engineers Arup, Max Fordham and Quantity Surveyor PT Projects the proposal entitled Queen’s Paper House consists of a temporary inflatable paper structure. Launched to coincide with the Department of Architecture’s End of Year Summer show Queen’s Paper House is augmented with an array of events. The pavilion references Inigo Jones’ celebrated Queen’s House, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, in the sightlines of whose vista the Queen’s Paper House will be located.
DESIGN + CURATION
Simon Herron (Academic Leader in Architecture, University of Greenwich Department of Architecture)
Luke Olsen (Diploma Coordinator of Architecture Technology / Founder + architect GEN(…)ltd)
Max Dewdney (BA Design Coordinator, University of Greenwich Department of Architecture / Director Mobile Studio Architects)
Chris Neighbour (Associate, Arup)
Hareth Pochee (Engineer, Max Fordham) Katie Clemence (Engineer, Max Fordham)
Peter Turvey (PT Projects)
University of Greenwich Department of Architecture + Landscape students (Y1-5)
Sat 8th – Sun 9th June 2013 (11.00am – 4.00pm, Rm QA063, University of Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College, London, SE10 9NN)
DESIGN PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
PAPER ARCHITECTURE LUNCHTIME TALKS
GREENWICH ARCHITECTURE SUMMER SHOW
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SHOW OPENING
TOUR OF NEW ARCHITECTURE BUILDING ON STOCKWELL STREET (BY HENEGHAN PENG)
Summer Exhibitions 2013Queen Anne Court
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9LS
Private View – Friday 7th June 6PM
Saturday 8th June: 10AM – 6PM
Sunday 9th June: 12PM – 5PM
Monday 10th June: 10AM – 6PM
Tuesday 11th June: 10AM – 6PM
Wednesday 12th June: 10AM – 6PM
Thursday 13th June: 10AM – 6PM
Friday 14th June: 10AM – 6PM
Private View – Monday 17th June 6PM
Tuesday 18th June: 10AM – 6PM
Wednesday 19th June: 10AM – 6PM
Thursday 20th June: 10AM – 6PM
Friday 21st June: 10AM – 6PM
Saturday 22nd June: 10AM – 4PM
3D Printed Model May 20, 2013Posted by Phil Hudson in : 3D Printer, General Information, News , add a comment
A 3d model created in 3D Studio Max by BA 3D Digital Design and Animation Student Gokhan Ulgerli.
The skin of the model is quite thin; this and the fact that there are very shallow curves on it mean that the contoured effect between layers is very visible.
This model took 20 hours to print on the Dimension Elite ABS printer, It is about 180mm long x 40 mm high and cost £30.Landscape Architecture, News , add a comment
With Simon, as resident landscape architect, and Sarah, as a volunteer landscape architect, work on implementing the plan got off to a great start in the spring of 2013. A plant nursery has been established, a landscape office has been built, the spine path has been planted and work is underway on the terrace in front of the visitor centre. Simon and Sarah will be returning to the UK in mid-summer and their places will be taken by Paddy, as resident landscape architect, and Arlene, as a volunteer landscape architect. Arlene’s trip will be funded by the UK Landscape Institute’s Travel Award. Thank you and good luck to all concerned!News , add a comment
“University of Greenwich Exhibits in Bahrain’s 2013 Spring Festival of Culture”
As part of the annual spring festival of culture in Bahrain, the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre presents “IMAGINE: Fictional Architecture And The Liberation of Ideas” an exhibition of experimental architectural drawings. With this show the centre continues its series of exhibitions focusing on the world of architecture and design which started with the 2010 exhibition of Zaha Hadid’s design objects and paintings in Bin Matar House – the first in the Gulf region.
Greenwich has a considerable presence in this year’s exhibition, focusing for the first time on architectural drawings on the verge of artistic self-expression. In these projects of final year graduate students at some of Europe’s leading architectural schools, these drawings and three dimensional objects find there greatest sense of personal expression and liberty to explore fictional domains. Prior to entering the world of real architecture, where illustrative and technical drawings dominate, architecture students are free to create utopian and imaginary projects.
Many of the works presented in this exhibition, brought together collectively for the first time, came from the distinctive design studios of Simon Herron and Susanne Isa and Neil Spiller with Phill Watson, including a graduate of AVATAR taught by Nic Clear with the earliest piece exhibited from Chris Leung 1994 [tutored by Herron& Isa].
Amongst those exhibited were Michael Dean, Mark Hatter, Tim Norman, who are part of the first year Architectural design teaching team at the University of Greenwich. The exhibition also featured a recent graduate from Greenwich, Adis Dobardzic Unit16, 2012, presenting his project for an alternative United Nations, in Stratford City.
General View: “IMAGINE: Fictional Architecture And The Liberation of Ideas” Bin Matar House, Muharraq, Bahrain, 07 April – 30 June 2013.