Mudchute making workshop

Second year undergraduate architecture students participated in a 3 day 1:1 making workshop at Mudchute Farm.

From 3 - 5 February 2016, 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 and reassembly of timber pallets and packing cases to provide raw materials for a two-story structure.
  • Rope - 2 km of rope was available to experiment with various weaving, tying and wrapping techniques over bamboo cane structures and local trees.
  • Bamboo - small diameter bamboo canes and thin bamboo laths 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.
Image of students assembling small huts in a large field

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