As a semester long exploration of fabrication at the 1:1 scale, the 13 student efab studio was dispersed into 5 teams. Each team was to focus on a different aspect of shelter: frame, skin, panel, floor, wall. The frame is built and designed as a simple continuous ring that comes together as a kit of parts.
The frame is built using laminated marine plywood, which is divided into 8 parts and is easy to transport and can be carried by one person. The pieces of the frame come together with 18” long steel plates that slide in the middle of each joint. The steel plate and the joints are then held in place with common nuts and bolts. There are 7 purlins in each bay between the two frames that stabilize the pavilion.
HOW TO BUILD A FRAME
1. assemble a team: james, fizza, life
7. lay out all pieces and test for sizing
13. sand all members and apply special eurathane coating
As a member of the 3-person frame team, I became responsible with management of off-site fabrication as well as a primary labor force in construction. I also took responsibility for documentation of the studio project in the form of photography, a published book, time-lapse video of construction process and online documentation.
During the final 3 weeks of production, I placed my digital camera in the midst of all the fabrication. I recorded over 50 gigabytes of video and compiled it into a 42 minute time-lapse video documenting the process. This video was then projected during the final jury presentations.