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University of Strathclyde students complete live-build ‘shelters’

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November 21 2013

University of Strathclyde students complete live-build ‘shelters’
A team of first year architecture students from the University of Strathclyde have completed work on 12 live-build ‘shelters’ at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire.

Mirroring last year’s brief of providing shelter, the exercise saw students liaise directly with the ‘client’ to whittle down 100 initial designs through a selection process that incorporated verbal presentations.

Built in pre-selected locations throughout the 52 acre estate using local materials such as willow, logs and rope each structure was designed and delivered over a period of two weeks by separate teams working on a shoe-string budget.

The use of sheet timber meant less pre-fabrication was required, thus maximising time spent on site, with pre-ordered components transported to site for assembly during a single day of construction.

Year 1 director Derek Hill commented: “Our relationship with Wiston Lodge continues to grow and the department of architecture project office is now developing proposals for SiteLabs and teaching pods within the grounds which will see Year 4 and Year 5 students delivering design development, fabrication and construction over the course of 2014.”
'Rhythm' had its team in knots
'Rhythm' had its team in knots
'Shelter of Light' is just crate
'Shelter of Light' is just crate

'Suspended Meadow' adds another string to the humble hammock
'Suspended Meadow' adds another string to the humble hammock
A different twist on the rope theme in the form of 'Shooting Stars'
A different twist on the rope theme in the form of 'Shooting Stars'

Built-in seating gives walkers reason to linger at 'Luz'
Built-in seating gives walkers reason to linger at 'Luz'
Starthclyde's 'A Team' squeeze into their new home
Starthclyde's 'A Team' squeeze into their new home

This ropey hyperbolic parabola has been named 'Aura'
This ropey hyperbolic parabola has been named 'Aura'

3 Comments

Mateusz
#1 Posted by Mateusz on 21 Nov 2013 at 14:16 PM
Natalia!!!!!!!
Ian Nairn Jr
#2 Posted by Ian Nairn Jr on 21 Nov 2013 at 15:07 PM
Look at their little faces, so full of hope and optimism. Bless.
NJK
#3 Posted by NJK on 24 Nov 2013 at 00:24 AM
Cool stuff; it's a really great learning experience. Dundee students have been doing this for years too:

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/architecture/news/year2shelterproject/

Some of the stuff is pretty cool

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