Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Day 3 - flat tire

The day started with a flat tire ... at least on Dr. Bucky Labs car ..damn...but with no delay we started day 3 of our building weeks. Today also Boris from the CAD course joined and he was quite surprised about the progress.

While the students kept Maarten busy on the table saw ...our coffee machine also have to run on full capacity

Have a look to see what happend today

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Day 2 - Light Ballons

We arrived early and set coffee...and then in a sudden the light shuts off ...after checking the fuses for quite a while we were a bit out of options - something was wrong ...and dark ...

Toos from the city of Delft came to the rescue and within a couple of hours we got two big light ballons - quite a thing how bright these LED powered light are.

As usual during the building weeks International Plywood arrived on the second day to bring us our beloved plywood and a couple of minutes later the truck was unloaded and the first sheets already cut into pieces ...quite amazing how fast things are going and how fat our students get used to the tools.

The lunch break was used to start a snowball fight and we also got some hits on camera ...

have a look by yourself we had fun today

Monday, December 11, 2017

Building weeks Day1 - Code Red

Its this time of the year, gingerbread in every shop, the christmas tree in our faculty and warm chocolate and Oliebollen everywhere ...but next to the christmas atmosphere all around us we started our building weeks. Usually in the Netherlands its just a bit colder in the winter in comparison to the summer ...but very rarely the winter visits us ...actually we had code red - winter chaos so to speak ...

We did not found the time to take pictures of our students having fun in the snow, nor our lightvan drifting through the neighborhood but we were able to take a few pictures of the first day in the shop. 

Inside it was a few degrees warmer then outside ...brrr...but warm coffee in infinite quantities warmed our bodies from the inside and Frans from festool was also able to get the heater running to warm up our kantine ...

After our intro in which we guided our students through the workshop in different stages we were already able to build a couple of new table frames. Worked smoothly and everybody seemed to have fun putting their hands on the tools. 

Lets cross fingers that John from International Plywood is able to fight through the dutch winterwonderland tomorrow morning in order to deliver us our plywood ...lets keep fingers crossed. 

For now we have to thank Frans and Hans from festool for their great intro. 

Here some pictures of the day and a nice group picture of the crazy 72 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Summerschool Wroclaw Vectorworks lecture

Last Friday we organized a lecture about our summerschool we did in Wroclaw. Back then we were supported by Vectorworks and we grabbed the opportunity to invite them to show how our students were able to design and engineer the projects we build.

Jerzy Latka our cardboard expert and doctor to be soon started the session with a lecture about Cardboard in Architecture and Marcel and Casper from Vectorworks closed the session with an intro into the program and a lecture how we build the Work & Roll within the software.

Was an interesting day and maybe not the last, if you are interested in Vectorworks have a look here and get your free student version.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Paper Cave at CEPI25

You may remember our summer school in Wroclaw this year, next to all the great projects we build within the topic of work and chill we also build a huge cardboard cave for the Confederation of european paper industries in short CEPI.

We did not showed so much from the pavilion but today we went to Brussels and set this pavilion up to be unveiled for the first time in public. The pavilion was designed as a highlight for the symposium from CEPi and meant to be as an exhibition space also. So next to the honeycomb structure itself the pavilion was equipped with niches to show innovative paper products and was equipped with sound and little screens showing presentations.

The set up was quite an international collaboration, having the design team from Wroclaw flown into Brussels from Milano, St.Sebastian and Wroclaw we also joined with a team from the TU Delft ...already hitting the road at 5.30 in Delft ...

We arrived in Brussels with a bit of a delay and quickly started with unloading the truck that drove all the way down from Wroclaw to the capital of Belgium. After a short moment the entrance of the Radisson Blu was filled with cardboard elements and we started to set up the pavilion.

After just 3 hours we had the leds glowing the structure set and were able to place the exhibition parts, while a crowd of symposium visitors checked in for the hotel.

Right now the symposium is in full swing, our Cardboard expert Jerzy Latka also was invited as a speaker and the entire team was congratulated from the organizer for their effort in building this wonderful structure.

Special compliments for the Design and Build team: Dina Cheliadina, Olga Gumienna, Karolina Dyjach, Paulina Urbanik and Ewa Hejducka and our Delft magic team to help setting it up Jeroen Wassing, Ammar Taher, Ivan Avdic, and Okan Turkcan, without you we wouldn't have made it possible so quickly.

At the end everything came together beautiful and seeing the students again was such a pleasure.

enough words, here some pictures