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With the big ‘L’ structure built and the second skin finished, the black tiles, sponsored by Pilkington’s Tiles are now being placed.

The placing of the first tile >>>

Cleaning the tiles

One by one the tiles are placed

The reflections of the courtyard are captured within the black ceramic tiles

Todays progress:

First layer of skin complete and weatherproofed on both the long ‘L’ and small ‘L’ constructions

The bench is being fixed

The second layer of skin is starting to go up!

The skin sheets have been CNC’d, sanded down and glued together.

The final process before taken on-site involves weather-proofing the skin by coating it in oil.

The boys in their protective gear >>>

 

22/06/2010

Today’s progress on-site >> First layer of skin is still being fixed to the structure >>

Big ‘L’ first layer of skin nearly complete >>>

 

Fixing the first layer of skin to the structure >>>

Gluing and clamping the layers of skin >>>

Date: 16/06/2010

Photo’s of today’s progress:

Fixing in the top tabs.

The builders in their gear.

View from the Museum bridge.

Lifting the corner fins and tabs construction to fix into place.

Lifting the smal ‘L’ short side construction to fix into place.  

Both corners and short sides done.

The end of the day. Big ‘L’ fin and tab construction complete!

The structure is progressing on-site! The long ‘L’ is being built and the fins are now being assembled.

The past few days in the workshop have involved ensuring the logistics work smoothly, so that the fins are ready to be delivered on site to schedule.

Using the Festool to trim the edges of the fins

The fins arriving on site

 

Construction begins!

Laying out the base platform on-site