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29/06/2010 > The Private Opening for friends and family

The Team!!

Photographs of the Reflective Room at the Private Opening

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 >>>

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!

Watch a short film of the building of the 1:1 prototype!

Meeting with Atelier One Engineer who examined 1:1 Prototype with regards to the structural solution. Key decisions regarding fixings and peg size were resolved, as well as discussing possible finishes for the plywood structure.

Check out the album on flickr for more photos.

A long hard day of work paid off! The 1:1 prototype was a great success!

Morning of the day of the build. The pieces were brought to the courtyard for more space.

Check out the slideshow for the building process from start to finish!