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Li Chujun learning to patch holes

Summary by Li Chujun 李楚君 (student, SZU)(installation group)

Summary by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU) (film group)

Summary by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU) (film group)

Filming the fabrication process

Summary by ChenHongyun 陈鸿云 (student, SZU)(film group)

Zheng Hong stitching the cirles to Mr. Lou's tube

Summary by Zheng Hong 郑虹 (student, SZU) (installation group)

Molly, Manager Liu and Xiaoming

Summary by Shi Jiaxin 石佳鑫 (student, SZU) (installation group)

Testing ways of hanging the tube from ropes

Summary by Xu Xiaoming 许晓明 (student, SZU)(assistant lead)

Summary by Zhang Zecheng 张泽城 (student, SZU)(sound group)

Summary by Zhang Zecheng 张泽城 (student, SZU)(sound group)

Ms.Chen's tubes next to the ironing boards

16.02.06 | Zheng Hong finishing the ironing boards

'I am happy every day'

16.01.25 | Final day

Visitors listening to Ms. Zhu's tube

16.01.24 | Installing

Instalation has begun

16.01.23 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

How many can fit?

16.01.22 | making group – blog by Zhang Zecheng 张泽城 (student, SZU)

Three fabrics packed and reaty to go to the biennale

16.01.22 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Patching Ms.Zhu's textile

16.01.21 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Discussing the drawings with manager Liu

16.01.20 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Waxing the treads

16.01.19-22 | Fabrication update

Manager Liu joining the conversation

16.01.19 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Ms.Tang working with the students

16.01.18 | making group – blog by Zhang Zecheng 张泽城 (student, SZU)

First textile is ready

16.01.18 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Sumarising the design from the workers

16.01.17 | making group – blog by Zheng Hong 郑虹 (student, SZU)

Close up of one of knitting machines

16.01.17 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Concept model with early drawings by the different workers

16.01.16 | making group – blog by Wen Hui 文惠 (student, SZU)

looking at the colours

16.01.16 | film group – blog by Qin Chuan 秦川 (student, SZU)

Ms.Tang working with the students

16.01.15 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Sketchup model

16.01.15 | making group – blog by Zhang Zecheng 张泽城 (student, SZU)

Ms.Tang

16.01.14 | making group – blog by Li Chujun 李楚君 (student, SZU)

The sound group at work

16.01.14 | film group – blog by Yang Hanzhang 杨汉章 (student, SZU)

Alex and Yuan Yuan making a circle

16.01.13 | making group – blog by Shi Jiaxin 石佳鑫 (student, SZU)

Ms.Tang at work

16.01.12 | presentation and visiting the factory – blog by ivar & alex

One of the student council members cutting the robbon

08.01.16 | phase one completion!

Ironing moulds in all different shapes and sizes

16.01.11 | preparations – blog by ivar & alex

first row of joists ready to be dropped into place

25.10.15 | flooring

Sunshine at last & the grass is growing!

07.09.15 | landscaping

larger pitch nearly clad

20.08.15 | roofing

the structure seen from the playground

01.07.15 | completing roof structure & exhibition

Topping Out tree

07.06.15 | topping out

all hands on deck to support the gable wall while it's propped up

05.06.15 | barn-raising begins

Marking out the location of the concrete pads with plaster

31.05.15 | foundations

Moving scrap bits of timber back to the Farm in the skip loader

26.05.15 | back on site

Rose adding folding doors to the front of her model

11.05.15 | children’s design workshop

The Raku kiln on the final night

11.04.15 | final day & firing

Looking toward the millennium garden

10.14.15 | assembly on site & raku kiln construction

Assembling the structure at St John's school

07.04.15 | visits & production lines

Beachwood and steel machinery on the 2nd level of the windmill

05.04.15 | assemblage & local walk

Clem explaining the structure of the building to the music teacher, her husband and friend

04.04.15 | visit from the structural engineer

Chi Lam bending the edge of the tile, to hang on a batten

01.04.15 | tile production

Zina working in on her card mock-ups

31.03.15 | designing formwork

travan showing us the brick mould

30.03.15 | introduction to clay tiles

Stephen marking up a cut line  (photo: George Sinclair)

29.03.15 | timber fabrication

chris cutting a felled tree into 6m saw logs

28.03.15 | timber delivery & aa visiting school

charley brentnall

14.03.15 | preparation for construction

parents karina and peter discussing textiles and acoustics

11.03.15 | community input

the 1:50 lattice structure in the sunlight

14.02.15 | refining the structure

clay tile moulds and samples, borrowed for research

29.02.15 | material samples

the completed sheets, before cutting

23.01.15 | visiting school launched

Planning Drawing 3 – Proposed Elevation

01.01.15 | planning application

sketches exploring ways to strengthen the structure

23.12.14 | structural design development

unwrapped and ready to fold

18.12.14 | engaging the community

the roof of the timber seasoning shelter (design+make 2014)

09.12.14 | visiting hooke park

sketch model: pivoting doors

05.12.14 | initial design development

'Emile', or 'On Education', written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762)

09.11.14 | music & architecture in british schools

bend wood, pre-drilled and ready for assembly

05.11.14 | local manufacturers

28.10.14 | setting up the project

28.10.14 | setting up the project

29.08.13 | revisiting aarohi

29.08.13 | revisiting aarohi

11.08.13 | saying goodbye to hariharpur

11.08.13 | saying goodbye to hariharpur

Sarva Mangala working with a father to develop the design

29.07.13 | returning to site & developing the bamboo structure

mangalore tiles installed along the edge of the ring beam to protect the walls below from water

20.07.13 | back in delhi

the three barrel vaults in the classroom

18.06.13 | work continues on-site independently

testing the white paint decoration on the mock-up mud wall

26.05.13 | mud plastering begins

it's a space! a mason completing the adobe walls between the toilet and the classroom

18.05.13 | defining the interior spaces

hammering in small pieces of gravel between these three layers to maintain the correct spacing (mortar can shrink)

11.05.13 | starting the barrel vaults

passing the steel I-girder up to accha lal

04.05.13 | ready for the roof

nathai's amazing hands

27.04.13 | preparing for the ring beam

a mother working on a model to resolve the windows for the new classroom

21.04.13 | finalizing the master plan & starting the classroom

one of the chacha nehru students looking on as sima's father works out the chair design

13.03.13 | completing the toilet walls

talking through the design on-site

06.04.13 | day fourteen building community iii

ana working that cob in the sunset

05.04.13 | day thirteen building community iii

yanchee holding up the formwork for the DPC

04.04.13 | day twelve building community iii

jelmer and leila sifting sand for the concrete mix

02.04.13 | day ten building community iii

kritika passing bricks to keelan

01.04.13 | day nine building community iii

edge of the arch and form-work

31.03.13 | day eight building community iii

a parent presenting her ideas for the toilet

30.03.13 | day seven building community iii

leila digging up a tree trunk

29.03.13 | day six building community iii

ivar showing kamlesh the participant's drawings

28.03.13 | day five building community iii

a few hours later: happy holi!!

27.03.13 | day four building community iii

the village crit, in a circle by a hay bale...

26.03.13 | day three building community iii

working out the plot boundaries on the map

25.03.13 | day two building community iii

setting up the jute canopy for our workspace

24.03.13 | day one building community iii

23.03.13 | parents’ workshop

23.03.13 | parents’ workshop

22.03.13 | returning to hariharpur

22.03.13 | returning to hariharpur

the husband, who makes the bricks with the wooden mold

18.03.13 | adobe construction site

alex and mr kamath

10.03.13 | visiting anangpur

visitors interacting with the mock-up

06.03.13 | talk & reception at the british council

one the village houses

19.02.13 | what makes a good classroom?

drawing out ideas for the school

18.02.13 | first workshop with the teachers

mr misra from ITRHD with the community

17.02.13 | school opening ceremony

drying cow patties

16.02.13 | arriving in Hariharpur

the completed mock-up structure

12.02.13 | exhibition opens!

the musicians talking about their ideas for the project

08.02.13 | day 12 building community ii

jute rope stretched across the bamboo frame

07.02.13 | day 11 building community ii

05.02.13 | day 9 building community ii

05.02.13 | day 9 building community ii

late night stretch session - we're starting to ache!

04.02.13 | day 8 building community ii

ivar holding up the woven panels

03.02.13 | planning the exhibition

laying the bricks with mud mortar

02.02.13 | day 7 building community ii

tyler and her frame...

01.02.13 | day 6 building community ii

delhi-beli brick (too much water!)

31.01.13 | day 5 building community ii

this stuff feels nice!

30.01.13 | day 4 building community ii

our new tented home, in the front garden of the british council

29.01.13 | day 3 building community ii

answers (and more questions) to one of yesterday evening's questions

28.01.13 | day 2 building community ii

presenting WORKSHOP's previous projects

27.01.13 | day 1 building community ii

thatched shacks between brick huts in the village

05.01.13 | visiting SCAD

black pots that have been fired with goats' dung

19.12.12 | visiting ITRHD

arifa's sewing machine in the rangshala

12.12.12 | activity in the rangshala

The amazing view of the Himalya's from the road up to Satoli

09.12.12 | visiting aarohi

the pavilion at night

21.11.12 | completing (& using) the craft shed

ready and waiting for their performance

03.11.12 | day thirteen ‘building community’

still working at the end of the night on completing the timber frame

02.11.12 | day twelve ‘building community’

treating the joints with neem oil; the rest of the structure will be treated once it's up

01.11.12 | day eleven ‘building community’

looking good!

31.10.12 | day ten ‘building community’

louise and mari refining the facade design and plan

30.10.12 | day nine ‘building community’

exposed re-bar at the top of the columns

29.10.12 | day eight ‘building community’

the cast ring-beam close up

28.10.12 | day seven ‘building community’

lengths of re-bar waiting to be bent

27.10.12 | day six ‘building community’

the beautiful timber angles to use as a jig for making the frames

26.10.12 | day five ‘building community’

making sure the new structure is in-line with the front of the adjacent building

25.10.12 | day four ‘building community’

inez, veronica, yanchee and anders discussing a drawing

24.10.12 | day three ‘building community’

participants testing out ideas with bamboo

23.10.12 | day two ‘building community’

mari, one of the NTNU 2nd year students, being welcomed by kiran

22.10.12 | day one ‘building community’

pattern sample sheet hanging in the studio

18.10.12 | block print training

pile of scrap

19.10.12 | building the mock-up

a hollow wall for insulation and material efficiency

13.10.12 | preparing for the mock-up

09.10.12 | lund + slaatto arkitekter sponsorship

09.10.12 | lund + slaatto arkitekter sponsorship

bricks ready and waiting

material research (ii) | brick

anshu rearranging desks during the teachers' workshop

03.10.12 | discussing design ideas

Lady collecting small cravel to put as drainage behind the retaining wall

material research (i) | stone

chitra talking to vishal's mother rita

27.09.12 | inviting parents

group photo after the presentation

24.09.12 | client meeting

19.09.12 | initial designs

19.09.12 | initial designs

kapil's haveli sketches

11.09.12 | clarifying the brief

the structure was tied back to the surrounding trees with recycled inner-tube

10.09.12 | first mock up

Rita and Vishal looking at the drawings

06.09.12 | meeting the parents

Alex in the quick mock-up on site

04.09.12 | starting on site

Picking weeds from the rice fields

30.08.12 | road trip

Alok's sketch of the structure of the organization.

28.08.12 | defining the project

24.08.12 | getting to know the schools

24.08.12 | getting to know the schools

A busy market in Dehradun.

22.08.12 | arrival in dehradun

bending bamboo
(photo VB)

10.08.12 | roots architecture workshop

07.08.12 | project tacloban in MARK

07.08.12 | project tacloban in MARK

11.09.19 | The New Studycenter

11.09.19 | The New Studycenter

11.08.03 | Mother’s Workshop

11.08.03 | Mother’s Workshop

11.07.14 | Back to Workshop

11.07.14 | Back to Workshop

11.07.03 | Back to Work!

11.07.03 | Back to Work!

The Output of the Community

11.06.26 | “Bayanihan” for the New Study Center

11.06.22 | Updating this blog…MISSING THE THREE “KUYAS”

11.06.22 | Updating this blog…MISSING THE THREE “KUYAS”

10.12.24 Scholars Making Christmas Cards – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.24 Scholars Making Christmas Cards – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.17 | The fathers – building dreams

10.12.17 | The fathers – building dreams

10.12.16 | Woodwork

10.12.16 | Woodwork

10.12.04 | Talking and taking responsibility

10.12.04 | Talking and taking responsibility

10.12.04 | The New Study Center’s Building Permit – By Nerren Homeres

10.12.04 | The New Study Center’s Building Permit – By Nerren Homeres

10.11.30 | This is fun

10.11.30 | This is fun

10.11.30 | Plastering

10.11.30 | Plastering

10.11.29 | Discussing Windows

10.11.29 | Discussing Windows

10.11.29 | After the workshop

10.11.29 | After the workshop

Paint your dream What do you want to become in the future?

10.11.28 | Saturday workshop

10.11.29 | The new studycenter and community workshops – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.29 | The new studycenter and community workshops – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.21 | Getting Pattong!

10.11.21 | Getting Pattong!

10.11.11 | Jumping into the action – seen from the perspective of Jostein Fardal

10.11.11 | Jumping into the action – seen from the perspective of Jostein Fardal

10.11.10 | Workshop

10.11.10 | Workshop

10.11.07 | To Work with Fun and Purpose – by Nerren Homeres

10.11.07 | To Work with Fun and Purpose – by Nerren Homeres

10.10.30 | The Building Permit

10.10.30 | The Building Permit

10.10.23 | Material Testing

10.10.23 | Material Testing

10.10.20 | “Cinema at Streetlight Park” by Nerren Homeres

10.10.20 | “Cinema at Streetlight Park” by Nerren Homeres

Resting! Now safely covered by the mosquito net!

10.10.19 | Alex the Great knocked out by Dengue

Lunchpack! Todays menu is rice (of course) adobo pork and Fita crackers

10.10.15 | Morning at the study center

10.10.09 | The cinema, it’s finished!

10.10.09 | The cinema, it’s finished!

10.10.09 | The suggestionboard and suggestionbox

10.10.09 | The suggestionboard and suggestionbox

10.10.08 | Let’s make something together

10.10.08 | Let’s make something together

10.10.04 | Seawall

10.10.04 | Seawall

10.10.01 | The Making of the New Study Center – by Nerren Homeres

10.10.01 | The Making of the New Study Center – by Nerren Homeres

Yes ma'am! We gave and update on what we had done the last week, and said that it had been great to dig with the hard working fathers.

10.10.01 | Meeting the mothers after a weeks hard work

10.10.01 | Office of the city architect

10.10.01 | Office of the city architect

10.09.27 | A sketchy evening

10.09.27 | A sketchy evening

10.09.25 | Questions and suggestions

10.09.25 | Questions and suggestions

Digging and rediscovering an old pathway

10.09.23 | Can you dig it?

Next week: The men interested in working with us next thursday and friday.

10.09.18 | The fathers

Suggestion note from one of the mothers The learning center have to be a biger size in order that if there are more scholars, learning center is not enough for them (translated from waray waray)

10.09.17 | Meeting the community

10.09.14 | Talking to the teachers

10.09.14 | Talking to the teachers

10.09.13 | Measuring the site

10.09.13 | Measuring the site

10.09.07 | House for the pidgeons and preparations for the childrens centre buildings

10.09.07 | House for the pidgeons and preparations for the childrens centre buildings

10.09.04 | A new home for the childrens carrier pidgeons

10.09.04 | A new home for the childrens carrier pidgeons

10.09.03 | Returning from Tokyo

10.09.03 | Returning from Tokyo

10.09.02 | Palawan – Et av de vakreste stedene i Filippinene

10.09.02 | Palawan – Et av de vakreste stedene i Filippinene

10.08.17 | “If you can drive in teh Philippines, you can drive anywhere in the world”

10.08.17 | “If you can drive in teh Philippines, you can drive anywhere in the world”

10.08.17 | Førsteintrykk

10.08.17 | Førsteintrykk

10.05.14 | Studio Tacloban

10.05.14 | Studio Tacloban