Monday, May 22, 2017

Ahrend Building Week Day 1

Here we go, perfect weather and the machines are running in our tent. As usual the team from festool NL joined us today to teach us how to use the tools safely and precisely. With 3 different stations set up we were able to introduce our mobile workshop quite well and give everyone a proper overview.

This year new in the team is actually an old veteran of our university: Maarten Meijs former building construction docent joined the team to help our students to build their prototypes.

Next to the prototypes we are building with our bucky lab students in cooperation with Ahrend for new concepts for a personal comfort zone we also invited the group of SPOT building a pavilion
for the Oerol. These group will build a pavilion for people to watch birds in the dunes.

Time flies and it did not take too long till we already fished the day and had to say goodbye to Frans and Hans from festool ...Thanks for the great intro, we will see you back next week !

Here some pictures of the day, stay tunes to follows us and get a glimpse what we are about to build the next 2 weeks.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

talking about the personal comfort zone

a few weeks to go and then we are starting our building weeks...
so finding a solution for a personal comfort zone, this semesters topic we are working on together
with Ahrend seems to be a task everyone is already very familliar with ...working all day long in our studio.

Stay tuned we keep you updated about what we are going to build.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

elevator pitch concepts

And here are this semesters concepts

Ahrend Personal Comfort Zone - Elevator pitch

Today we had our elevator pitch. With 25 great ideas just passing by minute after minute it wasn't easy for our jury to give a feedback, nor for our students to make the decision which projects are worth to be further developed.

After the break the teams were formed and we are very happy about the results. So here are the teams for this semesters topic - the Personal Comfort Zone.

At the end of the day BOUT was so kind to rent the Bouwpub for a well deserved beer ! Thanks for that !

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bucky Lab start

the last semester stopped a week ago and now we already started the new semester. As usual we started with our "campfire" this time due to the cold temperatures not in our faculties crows nest.

With a group of 25 we will tackle the concept of a personal comfort zone, imagine an office that is not entirely set up to a comfortable level but the workplace your are working on is able to get you comfortable individual. This willnot only make everyone happy but will also reduce the energy consumption of the entire office building.

This semester we team up with Ahrend the dutch furniture company, we are as curious as them what our student will come up with.




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dr. Bucky Lab on the Bouwbeurs in Utrecht

With the finals done it was time to head towards Utrecht and have a look at the building trade fair Bouwbeurs. Its this spot once every 2 years to meet all the partners and friends of the bucky lab and pay them a visit ...and of course have a look at all the research projects and innovations being on display on the fair.

If you come very early you are able to see festool stand in its full glory...later the day you don't have a chance because its always crowded. Frans and his crew set up the biggest stand there and Hans who also joins our intros was presenting new tools every full hour and was always surrounded by visitors.

Next stop Hultafors and Snickers our partner for hand tools and workwear, Vincent proudly showed some new tools and I found a mini work trouser I have to have for my own workshop ...

Around the corner I came across Wiha with a nice stand presenting their wide range of hand tools. Its always a pleasure to change some words with the german colleagues and of course with Ronald testing my dutch ...

Maarten from Heco our partner for everything wood screws welcomed me with a warm coffee and we had a chat about our upcoming house we are about to build at the end of the month.

Next to meeting our partners the fair is also the place to present the latest research projects, and we have to say Nadias CAST project was by far the biggest research project shown on the fair Siebe from 4TU was happy about the wonderful stand he was able to set up with her. Next to a wide range of research projects a set of lectures was also organized and Nadia rocked the stage with the presentation of her project, proud to be part of this research project.

Next to this the fair is also home to Materia the material collection, and there I came across Laura from the betterfuturefactory presenting tiles made out of old pet bottles. While Laura and Casper and their partners boosts the circular economy with their award winning office with all about re - and up cycling ...Glad to have both as docents in our bucky lab.

So in short a busy day on the fair, but feeling like home meeting all the different people who makes the bucky lab that special all on one spot !

Here some impressions from the show