Friday, 31 October 2008

Winter Sun

A magic morning of winter sun after so much rain and wind.
The plan for the weekend is to finish the roof, cut the final click-leaves and assemble the last roof panels.
Next will be the back wall panels, and then the louvres need to be re-glued with silicone.
I have been thinking through the end door hatches yet again. Contemplating a new lighter solution inspired by the TPV/2CV. My initial thoughts came from studying the TPV window, but this is too heavy so the idea is to learn from the roof and its folding mechanism. The difference is that it is super light, and tensioned fabric across aluminium tubes.

Monday, 6 October 2008

rain, rain, rain

continuous rain, and high winds prevented any useful work on the click-raft this weekend... had taken these photos of autumn leaves before the big winds kicked in...

Friday, 3 October 2008

Click-Raft thinking

The click-raft principle unlocks a whole series of raft like architectures which could inform new ways of realising much larger structures in a way which is more similar to basket weaving. Here are some explorations by Chris Winwood showing how it could be used in an arcade like structure between inside and outside which is a great place to be regardless of the weather, good for meeting and greeting, simply watching the world go by or informal brainstorming networking etc.
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