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Group 15 We Craft This City

A re-imagination of physical form from sketches and photographs in a series of models to contribute to the collection of Manchester Society of Architects. // Download Poster

Polys C // Samuel S // Dalia J // Joey W // Jenny E

Group 15 Present: Building the Unbuilt: An exhibition celebrating the architectural significance of Lee House. Thursday 19th May @ 6pm
Posted 9 May 2016 11:06
Edgar woods proposed corner
Posted 8 May 2016 22:51
An initial attempt at composing the pieces
Posted 5 May 2016 20:41
Piecing the puzzle
Posted 5 May 2016 17:31
Structural frame for the existing Lee House model
Posted 5 May 2016 17:30
Aadil filing his nails! Sanding the acrylic panels, chamfering the corners to mimic the original detail.
Posted 5 May 2016 17:29
Planing the timber former to drape the flexible acrylic over the shape
Posted 5 May 2016 17:27
Bending the perspex bay windows
Posted 5 May 2016 17:26
Photographing the individual corners of the proposals
Posted 5 May 2016 17:23
A final spit shine (polish with window cleaner)
Posted 5 May 2016 17:23
Day 08_I-beam and I-column structure with the first coat of primer.
Posted 5 May 2016 17:12
Day 08_Assembly of the I-beam structure continues.
Posted 5 May 2016 16:07
Day 08_Assembly of the I-beams continues. They have now started to form the structure of the unbuilt part of the Lee House building. The I-beams will later be spray painted to be distinguishable from the transparent facades surrounding them.
Posted 5 May 2016 16:07
Day 07_Assembly of First lasercut corner of the unbuilt part of the Lee House.
Posted 5 May 2016 16:04
Day 07_Assembly of First lasercut corner of the unbuilt part of the Lee House.
Posted 5 May 2016 16:04
The Internal structural grid is underway!
Posted 4 May 2016 18:27
Let the assembling begin! Abdullahi starts constructing the Perspex corner of Fairhursts first proposal for Lee house
Posted 4 May 2016 18:27
Model diagram sketches - Daniel Lin
Posted 4 May 2016 18:25
Removing the individual pieces from the laser cutter to be stripped of the plastic film and cemented together.
Posted 4 May 2016 18:25
Let's model this corner right!
Posted 4 May 2016 18:24
Day 06_Assembly of I-beam components using UHU glue.
Posted 4 May 2016 13:05
Day 06_Lasercutting paused to add masking tape to the pieces of perspex that have moved out of position.
Posted 4 May 2016 13:01
Day 06_First perspex sheet of I-beams being lasercut. Due to the 2mm thickness, the narrow strips tend to move out of place. The way to avoid any wrong cuts on them is to pause the lasercutting and use masking tape to hold the pieces in place.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:59
Day 06_Preparing the first perspex sheet of the I-beam components to be lasercut.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:52
Day 06_The dusted 3D printed objects are coated with a layer of superglue to add to their robustness. This slightly changes their coloration from brilliant white to more ivory-white, however this is only a small issue compared to the structural benefits.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:50
Day 06_The process of dusting the printed objects from excess powder material using soft brushes.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:47
Day 06_The process of collecting all the 3D printed objects.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:45
Day 06_The extracted objects are placed in the cleaning booth, where larger objects are cleaned with pressured air, or smaller ones, like our case, with soft brushes.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:45
Day 06_The excess powder material is removed from around and in between the printed objects, using a spatula tool and a built-in vacuum that recycles the powder back to the supply container.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:40
Day 06_The 3D printer bed is raised to start removing excess powder material around the printed objects.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:36
Day 06_Opening up the 3D printer for extraction of printed objects.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:34
Day 05_3D printer preparing a base of powder material as the printing commences.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:33
Day 05_The ProJet360 Powder printer to be used.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:26
Day 05_Setting up the 3D Printing file of fašade ornaments on the 3D printer software.
Posted 4 May 2016 12:22
Day 04_Discussing the design of the conceptual corner - the structural grid and fabric covering.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 17:01
Day 04_Reviewing the lasercut files for each of the corners of the model of the Lee House buidling.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 17:00
Day 03_Discussion on the process of designing the conceptual corner on the facade of the unbuilt part of the Lee House building.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 15:26
Day 03_Going over all initial drawings of facades of the Lee House building, and their potential layering for a physical model.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 15:22
Day 03_Discussion and division of all preparatory work for the physical model to be undertaken.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 15:21
Ghostly silhouette made of Perspex of the Santa Tecla Milan, with the exiting duomo behind.

Model Ref. David Eccles. Jenny Etheridge
Posted 29 Apr 2016 11:06
Working in the archives (MMU) with the Edgar Wood drawing of the Lee house (by H.Sellers) and recreating 2D drawing from perspective watercolour.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 10:35
27th April 2016, Day 2
Posted 28 Apr 2016 12:36
the ephemerality of proposals against the built

model: Grafton architects
Posted 28 Apr 2016 12:24
Model ref:
Crisp Clean Perspex with etch, on MDF.
Posted 28 Apr 2016 00:28
Model ref:
A quite ghostly translucent St. Pauls
Posted 28 Apr 2016 00:26
Model ref:
Michael Hopkins Architects: Manchester Art Gallery. The steamed beech veneer against the clean transparency of the perspex
Posted 28 Apr 2016 00:14
Day 02_Site visit to the Lee House building on Great Bridgewater St; observing the interior courtyard space between Churchgate & Lee buildings.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 17:14
Day 02_Site visit to the Lee House building on Great Bridgewater St; observing and measuring the exhibition space.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 17:11
Day 02_Site visit to the Lee House building on Great Bridgewater St.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 17:09
Day 02_Site visit to the Lee House building on Great Bridgewater St.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 17:09
Day 02_Site visit to the Lee House building on Great Bridgewater St.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 17:08
Day 02_Discussion on potential scale of the physical model of the Lee House building.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 15:01
Day 02_Discussion on potential approaches to building the physical model.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:59
Day 02_Archive research for detailed drawings of the Lee House.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:57
Day 02_Archive research for detailed drawings of the Lee House.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:57
Review of the information collected for the Lee House building following the research.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:53
models models models
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:07
Great brainstorming session today- looking forward to developing the design tomorrow
Posted 26 Apr 2016 22:14
Kaufhaus des Westens, OMA
Posted 26 Apr 2016 19:42
Matthew Simmonds, a British stonemason turned sculptor who carves beautifully finished, miniature architectural scenes into otherwise rough chunks of rock.
Posted 26 Apr 2016 19:31
Preliminary schedule subject to changes depending on how we get on with each task - to be updated daily with a more detailed schedule of the next day's tasks
Posted 26 Apr 2016 19:21
Wednesday/Thursday - Special collections - archives
Posted 26 Apr 2016 11:17
Day 01_First meeting and the initial briefing for primary research to be undertaken with regards to the Lee House building.
Posted 26 Apr 2016 11:05
Frank Gehry - Dr. Chau Chak wing building - Sydney, Australia

See blogs:

http://modelarchitecture.tumblr.com/
http://conceptmodel.tumblr.com/
Posted 25 Apr 2016 19:39
Additional Risk Assessment
Posted 25 Apr 2016 19:22
Risk Assessment MMU
Posted 25 Apr 2016 19:22
Information about the first meeting.
Posted 21 Apr 2016 10:10
Posted 14 Mar 2016 10:15