Team 7 – Weeks 11 + 12

On weeks 11 and 12, Team 7 started to develop the project (short-stack tower) by starting to think about the floor layouts, structures and facade design.


Students were given papers shaped proportionally to the kind of program required in the building, and it was their job to cut it / place them as they thought would best work for this project.

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We also developed a structural grid for the building, and had a presentation on structural design from our fellow engineering mentors, as well as a game consisting on making paper columns and stacking books on top to see how different column shapes / sized perform under pressure.

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Week 12 concluded with a presentation on building skins to get the team thinking about how the building should look on the outside, and concepts of transparency/opacity and materials were discussed, among others.


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