Concrete Workshop

Designer in Residence - Education Lab

The year 2 Sustainable Urban Design and Engineering students participated in the Concrete Workshop conducted by the Everything Concrete Store on 4th and 11th January 2017 in our Design Studio. This delivery and assessment of the workshop are part of the module Architectural Materials and Technology 2, in which the students were given the opportunity to have an hands-on experience working with the fundamental building material. Prior to the workshop, the students were given 4 existing buildings to research on, to analyse an to incorporate the detailing knowledge learned in class, in order to develop the respective precast concrete facade components. Several consultations, refinement of concrete mold design using Computer Aid Drawing ad Modelling software, and mock ups using 3D printing were also conducted to resolve the complex three-dimensional geometry and joint details.