Finished product

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setting up part two

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Setting up part one

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Detail shots

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a special thanks.

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Special thanks to Paper No. 9 for sending our studio some of your samples for our library!

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Final Table

The table finally installed in Evelyn’s officephoto-16

in the office.

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successfully held.

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materials and knuckles.

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The final touches: the materials and “knuckles” will be held in the wheel.

Gradation

Marble

Teamwork

Melting Reflection Teamwork

the road to greatness.

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the form.

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Marble

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Minature Material Holder

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Mock Secondary Pieces

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Getting Closer!

Part of the wheel group mixing the last section to pour of the wheel!

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Figuring out the steel we have to make braces for the concrete tables.  With limited steel we have to reevaluate how we will build the frame and the legs for the table.
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the still life.

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Secondary with Toddler in Wheel

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success #1.

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Team: Space

This is the wall that the desk goes along. The bows are shelves.

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Team: Wheel

The wheel’s concrete surface.

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Team: Space

Working on a solution for the dilemma of ugly ceiling tiles.

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Poured Form

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Concrete pouring in progress

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Material Holder in White #1

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Team:Steel

Jessie and Jason finishing up the steel wheel, readying it for the concrete. The concrete covers most of this steel.

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Final Toddler Mockup

This mockup shows the inner steel system and concrete flakes (shown in a paper format here.)

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Team: Toddler

The Toddler is in a final Mockup before welding! The Concrete Flakes need to be added to help determine how many flakes need to go on the small, further traveling wheel.

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Testing the Inner Slip Form

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working on the form

Part of Team:Slip Form working on the Form.

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Layout

Using the prototypes & Primary Steel Wheel Structure we laid out the pieces to aid in our decision making on the size for the Toddler. The Toddler mockup is the smaller PVC pipe wheel ( will be in steel) that is easily rolled out to other buildings on campus for specific Material Galleries showing materials that apply to Theatre, Engineering, Book Arts, and etc…

We decided that the 3′ diameter wheel is too large and the 2.5′ diameter is too small – Goldilock’s dilemma too…

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Desk Pour

Mixing a very calculated formula for a 5 Gradients of Grey Concrete in a single piece. This is for the second 6′ long desk piece. This type of gradient piece is difficult to do without a team effort. Each mixing bin had the exact concrete formula with a different amount of pigment.

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Working on Another Wall

For the wall behind Evelyn’s desk we are doing a wall of homasote in a floor like sequence

 

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Laying it out and making the cuts to make the sequence before we attach it to the wall

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Testing the fit of the form around the runners.

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Slip form

We did a mock up of the outer edge of the slip form to test materials (foam) and how they would fit around the steel runners.

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concrete flake #3

20130410-151855.jpgRe-bar is added into the pour so that our flakes may eventually be welded into the steel web-work filling the wheel-like materials lab.  We also are working towards a thinner pour and a more organic shape that favors varying widths and curves within the form and product.  Plexi melting experimentation has begun.

Form for Table

The form that we made on the casting table to cast the other half of Evelyn’s desk table

 

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Its All Coming Together

 

Detail of how the wheel comes apart into two pieces.
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The details laid inside the runners to see the scale of all of it. photo-5

the sweetness of the weld.

 

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fun with the wheel.

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concrete flake #2

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We made a second pass and poured with wood sealing the edges as opposed to clay. The blunt edges are stronger.

concrete flake #1

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The Concrete Flake Group has been experimenting with a vertical, curved form made of plexiglass. The form includes two c-shaped pieces of plexi that have been melted with a heat gun to take the shape that we require. For this pour, the plexi was mounted on a clay bed and the edges sealed with clay for the duration of the pour’s dry time. The flakes will continue to evolve until they are ready to hold materials in our concrete lab.

Painting her Office

Once the walls were prepped we started painting 2 of the walls with chalkboard paint.  We painted the wall the wheel will be on and the back wall aswell.

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Before

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After

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Re-Bar Math & Sketch #2

Rebar Math 2

The rest of the math and corresponding sketches needed for a worst-case-scenario with the re-bar. Thankfully we only needed to buy one 20ft piece.

Re-bar Math & Sketch #1

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Some of the worst-case-scenario math required for re-bar between the two steel runners. Also, a quick sketch of the symmetrical placement of the re-bar so there is room to cut the steel runners in half.

Collaboration

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Lamination

 

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Laminating 4 layers of play wood to make the interior radius of our slipform.

Exterior radius picture to come!

Wood shop

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Creating the slip form for the vertical pour!

Full Model 1″=1′

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