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Tetra Hotel
Structures, Services
Ongoing

We are undertaking a proof of concept study to enable early-stage client discussions. The solutions being investigated are founded on sustainability, renewable energy and achieving minimal environmental impact.

In association with David Ajasa-Adekunle

Raynham Hall Pavilion
Structures, Sculptures
2019


This installation was intended to be an impactful and interactive piece which changed throughout the day to reflect the atmosphere of the festival.  It takes inspiration from the designer’s experience in Moscow and Russia at large, with references to some of the ad hoc temporary structures that can be seen on construction sites around the city. 

The main challenges of this project came from the specification that it had to be a temporary structure which needed to be easy to construct, deconstruct and store for reconstruction the following year; that at night the sculpture was to be lit internally and that the external appearance of the structure couldn’t differ from the original design meaning all supports and bracing had to be internal.


In association with Matthew Hearn


Brodsky Pavillion
Structures
2017

We have worked with RPP, the executive architects, to provide the structural engineering solution to the design provided by Alexander Brodsky, the artist.

The complexities came from the location, being in the middle of a park, the fact that there was no deviating at all from the artist aspirations, that it had to be kept as simple as possible so that the students at the Architectural Association could construct it and that any foundation system used had to be temporary so as at the end of the installation it could all be removed without making large disturbances to the grass.

In association with Alexander Brodsky and RPP

MSA Homeless Shelter
Structures
2017


A group of students from the MSA designed an emergency shelter module for homeless people, using only reclaimed materials (e.g. timber pallets) and drafting an assembly manual to allow people with little construction knowledge to build similar units.

We helped the group of students designing the module by providing some advice on the buildability of the pod and how to make the structure stable.

The first module (see pictures) was built in approximately a week by the group of students and presented to the community.

In association with Manchester School of Architecture


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