Posts Tagged: Birmingham school of art

Aluminium Tectonics – Final product – Gabriel Cristea

The last step in this project was to remove the plastic protection from all the aluminium sheets. Also on the presentation day we polished the surface of the aluminium for the best lights/shadows effect we could get on the surface

Aluminium Tectonics – Final product – Gabriel Cristea

The last step in this project was to remove the plastic protection from all the aluminium sheets. Also on the presentation day we polished the surface of the aluminium for the best lights/shadows effect we could get on the surface

Aluminium Tectonics – Curved them all, now what? – Gabriel Cristea

Curving all the aluminium sheets was a little harder than we expected, simply because everything had to be done using strength, more exactly clamps. However, the process of curving them was over and then we ended up with 10 beautifully

Aluminium Tectonics – Curved them all, now what? – Gabriel Cristea

Curving all the aluminium sheets was a little harder than we expected, simply because everything had to be done using strength, more exactly clamps. However, the process of curving them was over and then we ended up with 10 beautifully

Aluminium Tectonics – CNC, best to accurately cut aluminium – Gabriel Cristea

Next step after we finished with the wooden moulds was to prepare the CAD file for the CNC machine. Using the CNC machine is the best way to ensure a precise and accurate cut of the aluminium sheet. We prepared

Aluminium Tectonics – CNC, best to accurately cut aluminium – Gabriel Cristea

Next step after we finished with the wooden moulds was to prepare the CAD file for the CNC machine. Using the CNC machine is the best way to ensure a precise and accurate cut of the aluminium sheet. We prepared

Aluminium Tectonics – How to curve aluminium – Gabriel Cristea

Curving the aluminium was quite a challenge to do; we faced quite some troubles while doing it, testing possibilities for how to curve it. In the end we ended up with only one solution for how this could be achieved,

Aluminium Tectonics – How to curve aluminium – Gabriel Cristea

Curving the aluminium was quite a challenge to do; we faced quite some troubles while doing it, testing possibilities for how to curve it. In the end we ended up with only one solution for how this could be achieved,

Aluminium Tectonics-Initial Ideas-Gabriel Cristea

In order to get the best out of this project, we did a lot of testing with several simple materials to test out the limits of them. Using paper and tape we checked the limits of bending/twisting each individual sheet,

Aluminium Tectonics-Initial Ideas-Gabriel Cristea

In order to get the best out of this project, we did a lot of testing with several simple materials to test out the limits of them. Using paper and tape we checked the limits of bending/twisting each individual sheet,

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – group allocation

Last Tuesday, the group met up at the School of Art to discuss individual conceptual ideas for the two Art and Design rooms as a response to several weeks of analysing the spaces and forming comparisons to the Architecture design

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – group allocation

Last Tuesday, the group met up at the School of Art to discuss individual conceptual ideas for the two Art and Design rooms as a response to several weeks of analysing the spaces and forming comparisons to the Architecture design

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Student discussions

Today, we had the opportunity to speak to some of the first year art and design students. This informative discussion allowed us to realise that some of the conceptual design ideas that we had initially proposed were not viable. However,

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Student discussions

Today, we had the opportunity to speak to some of the first year art and design students. This informative discussion allowed us to realise that some of the conceptual design ideas that we had initially proposed were not viable. However,

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Conceptual ideas

Through several visits to the Art school and a brief discussion with some of the art and design students, an understanding towards the space and student needs was gathered. As a group, we identified that there were several issues in

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Conceptual ideas

Through several visits to the Art school and a brief discussion with some of the art and design students, an understanding towards the space and student needs was gathered. As a group, we identified that there were several issues in

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Precedent Study

As a precedent study for the initial stages of this Co.Lab project, I have looked into the ‘Verbandkammer’ by Nilsson Pflugfelder – a London and Berlin based practice focusing on the integration of critical spatial design, architecture, art and discourse.

Joanne Yu // BAAD Space – Precedent Study

As a precedent study for the initial stages of this Co.Lab project, I have looked into the ‘Verbandkammer’ by Nilsson Pflugfelder – a London and Berlin based practice focusing on the integration of critical spatial design, architecture, art and discourse.