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Building structures with wood

During the five weeks, we met and worked on three mornings each week. On the first day we worked as one group, then individually, and later in four groups of five students each. On the first day, we used available beams of about 5x10 cm cross-section and 1.2 m length. I only showed a basic unit of four beams, but no other precedents until towards the end.

In phase 1 – principle, I tried to stimulate the students to observe and to prompt them to ask questions which would lead from one form to another using the given beams.
In phase 2 – exploration, I promted further questions pointing to specific issues, relating to the shape of the beams and the dimension of the structures, which were explored in small structures.
In phase 3 – development, each group of students made proposals for three structures as a contribution to the exhibition. These proposals were discussed, developed, refined, tested, and their production was planned.

Schedule

Mo 08.03.2010 principle
We 10.03.2010 exploration: stick structures
Fr 12.03.2010 exploration: control curvature

Mo 15.03.2010 exploration: influence strenth
We 17.03.2010 exploration: minimal unit
Th 18.03.2010 exploration: flat one-directional structure

Mo 22.03.2010 exploration: slab structures
We 24.03.2010 InDesign tutorial
Fr 26.03.2010 intermediate review

Mo 29.03.2010 proposal for final structures
We 31.03.2010 development of structures
Fr 02.04.2010 development of structures

We 07.04.2010 finalising and testing structures
Fr 09.04.2010 testing structures, planning production

Fr 23.04.2010 start production
Sa 24.04.2010 continue production
Su 25.04.2010 finish production, start exhibition setup

Mo 26.04.2010 setup and opening of exhibition

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