One day workshop – Arc de Headington

 

Tutors Rain Wu and James Shaw designed and developed a method for constructing large self supporting structures out of modular aluminium box section and aluminium tape as a joining device.

The students spent the morning developing a design for a self supporting arch using dry pasta and blu tack to create scale models in preparation for the afternoon’s construction. The students spent time understanding scale, basic engineering principals and modes of representation before embarking on the final design.

After lunch the students began joining the base structure before constructing the two separate sides of the arch working their way up till the two side met in the middle to complete the installation.

 

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