this blog is dedicated to the bucky lab from the TU Delft faculty of Architecture. Within the mastercourse we design, develop and at the end build architecture and building construction related prototypes. Its a "get your hands dirty" approach in which the students learn how to translate concepts from sketch into working prototypes. We try to live the spirit of buckminster fuller: what ever you can imagine, you can also build!
weather : still perfect, with a slight smell of wood glue and burned router bits ...
but step by step ...beginning the day with a good cup of coffee is what everyone seems to need ...then silence...does he say something, can we already start ...? What are you waiting for, get your hands dirty ! And then everyone started to get their projects going, and in a couple of minutes all machines were out of their boxes and running ...just stopped by a very welcome break: International Plywood arrived. Same truck ? No ! a better one ...and with a blink of an eye the red beauty was unloaded...who needs a forklift if you have a highly motivated group of students hungry for plywood.
A lot of things happened already today, first jigs were made ...one for eclipses ...ohh...many circles already cut, lots of wooden strips glued ...The SPOT team transformed into a glue crew ...we hit a screw ...shit happens, learned that two people with a jigsaw are enough to let everyone else flee the tent and that sun is even better underneath the shade of our bucky tent ...We got festools new Kapex KS 60 to test and up to now we can only say wow, what a great little machine ...
Gerard from Ahrend paid a short visit and was totally impressed from the students enthusiasm...wait a couple of days, then our concepts for the personal comfort zone will become more visible.
Here we go, perfect weather and the machines are running in our tent. As usual the team from festool NL joined us today to teach us how to use the tools safely and precisely. With 3 different stations set up we were able to introduce our mobile workshop quite well and give everyone a proper overview.
This year new in the team is actually an old veteran of our university: Maarten Meijs former building construction docent joined the team to help our students to build their prototypes.
Next to the prototypes we are building with our bucky lab students in cooperation with Ahrend for new concepts for a personal comfort zone we also invited the group of SPOT building a pavilion
for the Oerol. These group will build a pavilion for people to watch birds in the dunes.
Time flies and it did not take too long till we already fished the day and had to say goodbye to Frans and Hans from festool ...Thanks for the great intro, we will see you back next week !
Here some pictures of the day, stay tunes to follows us and get a glimpse what we are about to build the next 2 weeks.
a few weeks to go and then we are starting our building weeks...
so finding a solution for a personal comfort zone, this semesters topic we are working on together
with Ahrend seems to be a task everyone is already very familliar with ...working all day long in our studio.
Stay tuned we keep you updated about what we are going to build.