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Studio in the Woods 2017

IMG_2331IMG_2303IMG_2262IMG_5936IMG_3146IMG_2279IMG_1906IMG_2324IMG_1953FullSizeRender 74IMG_2054IMG_2057IMG_2846IMG_7447IMG_2270Studio in the Woods was back this year – bigger and better than ever. 70 Students of architecture and makers along with 15 architects as group leaders and critics descended on Invisible Studio for a extraordinary long weekend of making. 5 groups led by Gianni Botsford, Kate Darby, Piers Taylor, Meredith Bowles, Charley Brentnall, Je Ahn, Le Ivett, Lynton Pepper, Barbara Kaucky, Susanne Tutsch, Fergus Feilden and Akos Juhasz with support from Laura Mark, Zoe Berman and Jack Hawker constructed a range of structures that explored an idea relating to the woodland in which they were located. Evening lectures were given by Niall McLaughlin, Martin Self and Robert Mull, who were then joined by Peter Clegg and Ted Cullinan for the final review. Alan Matthews, Bernard Twist, Martin Osbourne and Simon Schofield also provided much needed technical support. See HERE for more details.

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PreCursor

IMG_0958 IMG_4158  IMG_9522 IMG_1059Invisible Studio was commissioned by the new school of architecture at the University of Reading to work alongside 40 1st year students and run a participatory design / make workshop to construct a pavilion for the end of year show.  The PreCursor project was built without mechanical fixings, or working at height, or any tools and the whole project was carried out in 5 days including the design and construction, and used ‘same section’ 15mm x 100mm unseasoned home grown larch throughout from the woodland that Invisible Studio manage alongside practice. The entire structure – a ‘dry laminated’ gridshell is bound together with cable ties, enabling the structure to be dismantled in 1 day by 2 people and the timber reused by the university for a similar project next year.
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Timber Gridshell

Our first timber gridshell finally on site, being constructed by Charley Brentnall, and engineered by Buro Happold. Top pictures of all temporary strapping to ‘hold’ the geometry, and bottom picture of completed shell, with ring beam and structural ply top layer in place.

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