November 30, 2012


Researching the initial idea of what the dinner we were looking for some references that have been very helpful for the project.

First the table "unstable" by Enric Miralles, is a different furniture, transformable for different uses and times.

This has been essential in our project, because after several ideas we conclude that there are many types of dinner, and for each person and each moment mean something different, then how to combine different types of dinner? From the first weeks of the course, we were talking bout the issue of co-existence, this is the same topic taken to dinner. Distinguish different types of dinners, depending on the height of the tables and diners position (standing, sitting, or sitting on the floor).
For that we have found a reference that has been very useful: it is Eames Letters.

The installation consist in a series of modules that could rise to 3 different heights and overlap each other creating different spaces for different dinners and all at different heights, so the table as well as being intermediate support for some diners, chair would be the place to another, and depending on the needs at the time and users would be placed in one way or another to adapt to situations.

Starting to draw the project.

From this we tested in scale of model the idea that we wanted to project.

And the, the real model scale 1:1

So here we are now, we continue building the project and defining the small elements that make up the whole installation.

Since there are less than 24 hours for our presentation, let's take a look at our last efforts on the installation:

Working at school. Sandpapering and painting with the help of our groups.

Sergio and Irene on the job. 

Beginning of the long night in San Juan: Preparing the puffs. Comfort matters.

Drawing the final parts.

Experiencing the system.

The possibilities that we found out while experiencing the system made us quite excited indeed.

First time in use: A table for airplay in the long night.

System in use: Group 2 is having breakfast on it!

¡Buen provecho!

November 29, 2012


Dear Architecture - A Space to Converse

This project was conceived as a space for conversation with the Director of the Masters of Architecture program here at Carleton University, Roger Connah.  Therefore, one point that everyone in the school could relate to him on is Architecture.  The space would become a place that an architectural conversation would be stimulated.  

"Confessions" - Candy Chang
The Lamb - London, England
One way to stimulate conversation is through memory, and in an architectural setting, through the architectural ruin, in this case doors.  The memories or confessions of students, as inspired by the installation "Confessions" by Candy Chang, would be combined with the doors to create an architectural confessional, housing memories and confessions of the entire School of Architecture at Carleton. Old doors were salvaged from a construction site and confessions will be collected from students and staff alike throughout the week.  The confessions are placed in the doors as small doors in themselves, allowing them to be discovered by the user, but also if doors are opened on both sides of the main door, then they act like a confessional with a person outside only being able to see select parts of your body, much like the screens at The Lamb Pub in London.  Each level of openings was aligned with a major proportion of Roger's body, mainly the eyes, the shoulder, hip, knee, etc.  People visiting the installation can leave their own confession by taking a blank card from one of the pegs on the outside of the confessional and entering, closing the door behind them, and adding their confession to the collective.

With the confessional "walls" being hinged together, the entire structure can be opened to create a partition between 2 spaces, or conversations.  

Door Layouts
Chair Detail
Card Details