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Adaptable trolley | Day 8

Kristupas is working on the frame.
Posted 5 Apr 2019 11:12
Adaptable trolley | Day 8

Our Year 1 student, Shijie is drilling through the frame with the help of Kristupas and Tudor.
Posted 5 Apr 2019 11:09
Adaptable trolley | Day 8

The storage case of the trolley is now being laser cut and later will be fitted into the trolley. The drawings were made in AutoCAD by Kristupas, a Year 1 student and sent to laser cut.
Posted 5 Apr 2019 11:05
Final 1:2 model | Day 8

Our final model is in the works! The workshop team, Shijie, Callum, Tudor and Kristupas led by the MA students, Mike and Khairul is handling the final model at the workshop. Before building the model, we have consulted with Jim and Scott from the b.15 workshop of how to build the 1:2 model.
Posted 5 Apr 2019 11:02
Crit Session | Team 3 | Day 5

They were the last team to present (In the picture: is Callum and Shijie). The team designed a timber-framed portable trolley with separate storage and display cases which is unique. Here, the boys are debating about loads (Physics!) and you can tell they are confused.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:53
Crit Session | Team 1 | Day 5

Team 1 is showing how the portable case works through Tudor's sketches. These sketches enables us to understand how initially it acts as a suitcase for the client to carry around and later if they want to exhibit their work, they can remove attach the parts of the suitcase as a display case
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:47
Crit Session | Team 2 | Day 5

We had the afternoon session for the teams to present their final design. Alexandra from team 2 is showing the sketch model that Lucy did to explain their design. This enables us to understand the scale of the model if it would be able to fit the publications needed to store or display.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:44
Sketch Models | Team 2 | Day 5

Team 2 designed three suitcases that are attached using the sliding mechanism as mentioned before.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:25
Sketch Models | Team 3 | Day 5

Over the past few days, they have created a few sketch models to explore their concept design. The timber-framed trolley will consists of two storages for the publications and the foldable display case will exhibit the trinkets and magazines sold by the Modernist Society.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:22
Concept Development | Team 2 | Day 5

Lucy is exploring her design through sketch modeling. Here, she is creating storage cases for the three suitcases that are attach together using a sliding system.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:19
Concept Development | Team 1 | Day 5

Here, Tudor Cosma from Team 1 is sketching a portable suitcase that works as a storage and a display case. He is trying to sketch out the joints and connections for the portable trolley.
Posted 1 Apr 2019 23:02
Concept Development | Team 1 | Day 4

Team 1 designed a simple mechanism of sliding tables as a display case for the Modernist Society's publication. They are using sketch models to help them visualise how the portable display would work.
Posted 28 Mar 2019 20:47
Indesign tutorial | Mike | Day 4

We started our day with an Indesign tutorial to the Year 1 and 2 students by our very own coordinator, Mike. We are teaching them the basic of using indesign which will come in handful for their future work (i.e. creating paragraph styles and aligning the images using the align tool). Besides that, Mike showed them how to create a portfolio layout.
Posted 28 Mar 2019 20:42
The 5th Year students got their hands dirty competing with the 1st and 2nd Year students and they failed miserably (joking). They started with a bracing structure and repeating the patterns as they make their way up to the peak but after a few minutes, it fell as the marshmallows melted.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 18:56
We had an icebreaking session "Who can build the highest tower?" involving spaghetti and marshmallows, competing with the other two teams. Team 2 started with a large base and build their way up incorporating triangular structure and it was successful! They are the selected winners of the competition because their structure still stands.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 18:43
Text by: Khairul Mohd Rodzi

For the event, we will construct a portable folding storage for the Manchester Modernist Society. This 1:1 requires a precise detail for structure and connection between components. Pobi Shop will guide us on the model making session and making sure every materials and steps are taken in an excellent way. If you want to know more about Pobi Shop, you can check out their website:

Pobi Shop was born as a hobby in a shed in 2012, by Miroslaw Osmolski. The aim was to create a simple solution that will work in our everyday life. Fascination from creating those unconventional decorations have led to more and more items being produced, with love and care by their hard-working team!

Posted 25 Feb 2019 20:27
Text by: Khairul Mohd Rodzi

These trinkets and magazines published by the Modernist Society will be presented and carried in the adaptable trolley that will be designed by the students. Visit their website at:

Founded as The Manchester Modernist Society in 2009 by Jack Hale, Eddy Rhead and Maureen Ward, The Modernist Society is a creative project dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture and design, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 20:27
Our second and final week will start with a special visit from the Pobi Shop, based in Batley, they design wooden furnitures that would help with the development of the adaptable design trolley. In the afternoon, the students will have the opportunity to develop the design after giving a feedback from the coordinators and the Pobi Shop.

On the second day, we will have another final presentation from the students and just start to plan the model-making of the adaptable trolley.

5 students will be appointed to start with the model-making at the b.15 workshop while the rest will be in the room producing drawings for the exhibition on Friday for the next two days.

The final day we will have an exhibition of our adaptable trolley hosted by us and the Modernist Society.
Posted 25 Feb 2019 12:07
This is what we will be doing for the first week. On our first day, we will have an ice-breaking session and in the afternoon a "Modernist trip" where we go around and study the Modernist buildings around the city of Manchester.

We are excited to have the Modernist Society to give an introductory lecture the next day to the students and in the afternoon the students will start to brainstorm ideas to design the adaptable trolley.

The next two days, the students will start to develop the design and start making sketch models. This will be coordinated by our sketching and model-making team.

On our final day we will have a crit session with the students and finalise the design.

Posted 25 Feb 2019 11:56
Introducing Trolleyfest! This year we will be collaborating with the Modernist Society which we are very thrilled to work with alongside Pobi Shop which specialises in making bespoke wooden furniture. Our main agenda for this event is to design a portable display to transport and promote literature and trinkets sold by the Modernist Society.

Hani Namirra
Posted 7 Jan 2019 22:05