Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Photoshooting - almost done with CUS

Today we had our Photoshooting, that's always a special moment, not only to have all students together but also because its the moment we are able to see all the prototypes finished and shiny ...

was a long day, we took 2300 pictures and here are the best from our selection showing the groups ...

stay tuned - next week Tuesday we will have our Finals and the set up of the exhibition in the botanical garden across the street ...

special thanks to Feras who was director of photo management ! 

Have a look, which project do you like the most ? 




















Thursday, December 22, 2022

Seasonal greetings 2022

 You may have already noticed our blogger seems to be tired if you look back at the last posts, also the photographer stopped ...

Looking back - the building weeks were great, super busy in the first days, then slowly with the students getting more comfortable of working with the tools more calm and finally for us helping the students almost boring with almost no problems to solve and the students on full autopilot ...

I always ask myself why do I do this ... so much work so much trouble, looking in the students face next to their final prototype, filled with pride and enthusiasm - that's it ! That's the reason, and for sure what they learned will be remembered for a long time ...

I have to thank everyone who helped ! 

There is Frans from festool, Albert from Shaper, Nadia, George, Jaap for a last helping hand and of course the students for making this also a special time for all of us ! 

A well earned break is ahead of us, have a great holiday and a great 2023 - we will come back and tell you how to shade the cities in the future ...

till then we share a rare footage taken from our Dr. Bucky Lab while secretly practicing his ballet dancing on the pallet truck ...




Day 9 - clean up

 Day 9 - the shop has to be moved back to the faculty, our photographer did not brought his camera and the students couldn't catch Dr. Bucky Lab in the Lightvan riding back and forth ... but it was reported that it took 4,5 hours to clean up the workshop as if nothing had happend ...



Day 8 - Borrel

 ok, Day 8 ended differently but I only took one picture ...



Building Weeks Day 8 - almost done

 Day 8 - Wednesday almost done ...




















Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Building weeks - Day 7 - Hollywood is inda house

 Tuesday - Day 7 

Today we had a visit from a filmcrew. Marcel is busy with a big film project that will introduce the 7 different master tracks of our faculty. Within this movies students will have a good insight and should be able to compare the different tracks and make a good choice. Usually this information is given once a year during a life event, with the films set this info is available 24/7 all year around ...

And of course our Building Technology master track is one of the 7 and we have to have Marcel in front of the camera to show the Bucky Lab ... so here we go... 

 Not only Marcel but also Nadia and the students were filmed being busy with their final steps in the workshop. Was fun to watch a film crew who almost had as much tools as we have in our workshop...

Have a look here a couple of behind the scenes shots - the films will be ready at the end of February. 

The project is done by https://www.oculusfilm.com have a look 























Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Building weeks Day6

 New Week first day - 3 days to go - we are officially asked to stop education on Friday - so cleaning up the workshop and bringing home the tools results in Wednesday as the last day building...

So everyone is in full production mode - wherever you look you see people been busy - making parts, fiddling around and fine tuning almost complete looking prototypes. Have a look by yourself ...