Thursday, September 17, 2015

Paper Shingle Testing

Sometimes it is refreshing and satisfying to go back to basics and make models by hand... though laser cutters, CNC routers, and 3D printing certainly make life easier, recalling the toil and inherent eccentricities of handmade models is a way of keeping the hands and mind busy... or it just makes us all appreciate just how much we rely on fabrication technologies!

Flux: Additional Thermochromic Pigment Testing

Here are a few more tests of the textured photochromic pigments used by the Flux team for the 2016 Come Up To My Room installation. The team has determined a quality in the texture of the material through their vacuum form tests - now it looks like they are investigating the colour palette and ensuring that it has the most impact when seen... even by colourblind members.

Flux Panel Prototypes

Here are a few images of the Flux team developing a prototype of the bar for their 2016 Come Up To My Room installation. Ever the resourceful students, the team used cardboard and paper to get a sense of the structure and panels given the entire portfolio of workshops in the university are currently unavailable.