Sketch model of nautilus geometry. Lasercut 2mm HDF.
Covered in snow while we imagine new, future projects in the dark winter night. We just delivered an application for Realdania’s initiative Byggeriets Ildsjæle together with PB43, hoping to get funding for a larger SPACEPLATES structure at Prag’s Boulevard.
While at Prag’s Garden this morning to take photos for another job, I found the SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Prototype beautifully covered in ice.
The SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Prototype was used for a site-specific sound installation by Swedish artist Cecilia Jonsson at the LAK – Festival for Nordic Sound Art, at Prags Boulevard 43, 2012. The installation was called “A dome can be thought of as an arch, rotated around its central vertical axis”. Photo credits: Cecilia Jonsson and PB43
The new school year has begun at South Bristol Skills Academy, and the greenhouse now serves as classroom for the horticulture students. The greenhouse is fully equipped technically, plants have started to “move in”, but the plan is that the students will spend this first year finishing the landscaping and planting around it.
A collection of models done as part of our research for the SPACEPLATES building system. They are all examples of pure plates structures: structures where all loads are carried by plates only. They are made of white PVC and cut on our small CNC router.
The SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Prototype has been moved to Prags Have. Until a larger structure has been build, hopefully this summer, the prototype will serve as Prags Have’s greenhouse. Straps used for transportation has not been removed, but tomatoes and other plants have settled in.
The SPACEPLATES Greenhouse is currently being constructed by our team at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Bristol, UK In collaboration with N55 Photo credits and construction: Till Wolfer, Sacsha Pölling, Niko Jungel
In collaboration with N55, Jon Sørvin. The test assembly of the first module of the SPACEPLATES greenhouse. We have performed structural tests today (satisfactory). There is still a lot of work remaining, but we are very happy with this first large SPACEPLATES structure. If you have a chance, please come by Kulturfabrikken on Amager to [...]
The full-scale polycarbonate prototype of the SPACEPLATES building system has been completed. It is placed on Krøyers Plads, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, next to the N55 Walking House. For more information, please see here: SPACEPLATES greenhouse
The SPACEPLATES greenhouse at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Bristol, UK, is in progress. Schematic design has been completed, and soon we will be building a full scale prototype here in Copenhagen
The land which is now occupied by single-family houses in the suburbia surrounding Copenhagen (and all Western cities) was once farming land for the production of food for the city. As the building of the suburbs pushed farming land further and further away from the city center, our food production has become increasingly industrialized. Today, [...]
A project proposal recently developed in collaboration with Ion Sørvin, N55. SHELTERS is a low-cost, highly durable system that provides basic shelter for persons against rain, sun, cold and wind. SHELTERS can be placed both in cityscapes and landscapes and can be used by any person that needs a break from the weather conditions, needs [...]
This tessellation technique mimics that of the sea urchin. It consists of evenly distributed, uniform hexagons, which decrease in size towards the poles. The animation suggests that a user could customize their own shell by choosing the resolution of the tessellation. It is part of our work toward a “Print your own house”-system for your [...]
Plate structures principally consists of hexagons joined along their edges without any supporting structure underneath. The resulting Y-shaped vertices between three hexagons meeting in any given joint result in an ideal distribution of forces along the edges of the structure. The hexagonated tesselation of a given doubly-curved surface can be based on a range [...]
This prototype was developed in collaboration with Ion Sørvin and N55; the first full scale test of our SPACEPLATES building system. It was produced at The Danish Art Workshops in July-August 2010. 3D-software generated precise drawings and measurements for the cutting of 176 (15 different kinds) plywood pieces. We used the table saw at the [...]
All model parts are fabricated of white PVC on our CNC-router. For drawings, see here
For production principles, see here