Tuesday, 17 March 2009

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS

Chloe put up some interesting photos. I think the big frame type structures and the igloo looking thing are the kind of things we could aim to make.

ABOUT THE PRACTICE ON SATURDAY
Unless there are any alternatives or objections, everyone come to 21 Rainbow Street for 10:30. If you need directions or need to come a bit later then put a post up on the blog.

TECHNIQUES TO LEARN AND PRACTICE
I think that there are four main construction techniques we need to start experimenting with;
USING KNOTTING AND LASHING TO SECURE WOOD AND STICKS TOGETHER,
(here are some pictures of what you can do with this- including pictures that people have put up on the blog in the past, just to show how all the ideas and visual stuff people have come up with slots in to these construction categories)











BUILDING FRAMES,














BUILDING USING BLOCKS (cardboard boxes,bricks,polystyrene,books,casettes)









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AND WORKING WITH CARDBOARD AND PAPER/PAPIER MACHE





These three things seem to me to be the starting point for every concievable way we could build a shelter (more or less).

I think we should do experiments with these starting on Saturday.

I'm going to have a think about what we will need in terms of materials and equiptment and put a post up about that tomorrow.

2 comments:

kbrookes said...

wooooooooooo looks good, im excited!

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