Mudchute Making Workshop
From 6-10 February 2017, second year architecture students worked off-site at Mudchute Park and Farm on a 1:1 scale making workshop as part of their technology module. The year group was divided into four workshops, each with a different theme of manual making and different set of hand tools. These included:
- Pallets - the disassembly of timber pallets to provide raw materials for a two-story structural timber system.
- SuperAdobe - a form of earth bag construction but using compressed wood chip in woven polypropylene bags, built up in consecutive layers to form a domed structure.
- Bamboo - small diameter bamboo canes were connected to form a geodesic dome structure with infilled panels.
- Timber - construction of a plywood deck and timber sawhorses was undertaken in order to complete a 2/3 finished traditional, hardwood doweled, timber frame structure.