Another brick in the wall…
When we were first allocated brick, to design and construct a place of conversation, we wanted to explore the possibilities of brick in unconventional ways.
As a group, going for a typical wall like structure isn’t an option for our final design. We are exploring different ways we could use the bricks, with textures and shapes in order for our design to stand out from our competition!
At 10:00am we had no bricks; by 6:00pm we had over 1000 coming to George Porter the following day! But before that bomb shell hit, we had to scavenge bricks from skips and off walls in order to get on with designing. Hauling the bricks back to the Arts Tower is an experience that our muscles don’t want to experience again!
Bricks have arrived!
Exploring possible forms and shapes
Listen up! A large seating area made out of bricks. It moves, it’s flexible, it’s fluid!
We have developed on Oscar’s idea of a brick swing, to create a large, moving, bench like structure. The idea appealed to us as it really pushes the boundaries of bricks. But it has brought up questions about construction. Can it hold the weight and tension to carry a persons weight? How heavy a load will the brick take? How are we going to attach it? These are questions we intend to answer through trial and error and experimentation.
Weaving the bricks with chain so they will keep together but will retain movement.
Creating a 1:1 model of our design
HELL YEAH WE WON!