Thursday, 23 April 2009

Crate Architecture

Using large scale crates to construct with, their size and shape resemble bricks and each is designed to interlock with the next, which helps with the stability of the overall structure. Reacting to the found materials and the surrounding space, i decided to build a wall with a narrow passageway leading through to a door on the exterior of a close building. Being of a light-weighted material the crates were easy and fast to work with, however alterations in shape and form are restricted to a minimal, only what the crates allow. With remaining crates i constructed a staircase to test their durability in narrow construction. the time it took to erect was noticeably fast and required minimal labour or constructional expertise, hardly any knowledge of materials was needed to work with this resource.

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