Amplishelter [2014-34]

Our main goal for our pop up structure was to create something that could be beneficial for a community.  With a passion for music we thought this would be a great way to bring people with a common interest together, encouraging social interaction. Our idea was inspired by the conch shell and its natural ability to amplify sound. Our design is a shell-like stage that uses its shape to echo sound, it also has strings and a drum attached to it so the structure itself can be played as an instrument as well as people bringing along their own, i.e. the structure is not only the shelter but the function as well.
It is a rolled out structure, the largest shell rolls back on top of the second and second on top the third. It can then be closed and the third space can be used for storage. Amplishelter-2014-34-A3-2-small1 Amplishelter-2014-34-A3-3-small1


The Nest [2014-35]

The Nest is a jenga styled lookout tower, used to observe the nature of the environment which surrounds it. The main area of location is Waipoua forrest, which provides a vast variety of bird life to observe. The tower can help those who inhabit it to gain a sense of height, being raised off the ground. Future purposes of the Nest could be to view bird life closer to ground level with species such as the kiwi, or it could be incorporated as a usable sculptural piece. The Nest is going to be constructed out of railway sleepers. This material helps getting the modular appearance which we hoped for while at the same time blending in to the surroundings to provide less of an impact on the environment. Our design is also conscious of its environment by trying to keep the footprint on the forest floor as small as possible. It is going to be constructed by bolting the sleepers together or using clamps which will make it easier and faster to construct, giving the design a pop up feeling.TheNest-2014-35-A3-2-small TheNest-2014-35-A3-3-small TheNest-2014-35-A3-4-small


BuskStation [2014-36]


  1. Function – Our structure was created with the intent to promote not only busking in Auckland, but in a deeper sense to establish more culture and expression through art as we believe this is slowly being lost in the bustling CBD. Our aim was to create a sculpture, something of visual beauty to attract spectators, which projected the music of buskers (who would use this structure free of charge). We have achieved this by designing a sustainable pop up stage which helps buskers stand out on the streets.
  2. Sustainability – This design is sustainable mainly because no power is needed, it can pop up and down manually. Also the main material we have planned to use is recycled timber. If damage were to happen to our structure, the damaged panel can be removed and replaced which would save time and money in the occurrence.BuskStation-2014-36-image2-small BuskStation-2014-36-image3jpg-small

PopUp Market [2014-37]

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This project is a response to unsustainable commercial practices. Our market poses an opportunity to return the exchange of local goods back into the hands of local people.
PopUp Market is a farmer’s market made out of recycled cardboard rolls, which are light, strong, and can be recycled again. The rolls can be easily collected locally at no cost from company that discard them, or through recycling companies such as Reclaim. The cardboard used here can be waterproofed if necessary.
Sustainability has been explored in terms of its material, social and economic implications. This resulted in a minimalistic design which encourages a flexible use of the market stalls depending on the availability of materials and the spatial requirements. The idea is to make the most of what is available locally to reduce waste and unnecessary production. The project has been thought for Britomart train station, making it very accessible and allowing farmers to bring their fresh healthy produce straight into the busy center of Auckland city, or allowing local artists to promote themselves
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Detox Box [2014-39]

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Late night drunkenness is a big issue in Auckland City and uses a  lot of valuable resources.
We aim to create a pop up health care for intoxicated people to try and alleviate the pressure on the Emergency Department at the Auckland Hospital. The Detox Box allows a safe and easy place to sit or lay down and sober up.
The Detox Box easily opens up or completely dismantles to be reassemble in another location. It provides a supportive health care area for a few people who have consumed too much alcohol. It can be easily transported to different areas of Auckland, wherever there is a higher need for it.
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The Herd [2014-42]

The Herd is a three-part communal pavilion, which provides shelter from wind and rain, whilst also allowing for cross-ventilation through selected panel. The idea of ‘community’ is deeply rooted into the design.
The Herd’s layout is reflective of its name. Through these shelters one finds an extension of ones self. Like inanimate bodies huddled together with their backs to the elements, the Herd invites by-passers to enter and become a part of its community.
Each shelter base is built using second-hand pallets. The structure is assembled from H3.2 treated timber. Altogether, the structures will require 100m of timber, equating to $300. The outer skin will be of a selected mixture of recycled wooden veneer, sail cloth and wire mesh.
The assembly of each shelter will take place on site. The outer skin will connect to the base, with the canopy extending up and connecting at the structure’s peak.
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H2Orbit [2014-44]

The purpose of our pop-up design is to filter water in countries of a recent earthquake or countries deprived of clean drinking water. Our water filtration structure allows people to bring in contaminated water and put it through a system for it to be purified. The water filtering system that will be used in our structure is based on an existing product called the Drinkable Book; a book of which each page can filter up to 100L of water. Our design also serves as an assembly point, shelter and first aid centre. The potential future use of our design could be to have it completely de-constructed and recycled as it will be made from 100% recycled plastics and plastic linings, therefore all materials can be reused.H2Orbit-2014-44-Image2-small


The Botanical [2014-45]

The Botanical. Used to show educate the public the amount of water that you could catch within a small area.
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The Flowing Tyres [‎2014-46]

This is our project for SHAC, The Flowing Tyres, a urban garden like pavilion. It is created with over 35 re-used tyres, allowing the public to enjoy an amusing piece of sculpture infused with recycling. The dynamic shape of the pavilion is placemaking and versatile in use, in which green plants and flora can be grown giving the feature piece a sense of tranquility and enlightenment in any urban environment. Consists of three simple elements: the dynamic recycled tyre screen, laminated wooden frame and a versatile large feature tyre, The Flowing Tyres can be deconstructed for relocation with ease.TheFlowingTyres-2014-46-Image2-small
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Armadillo Shelter [2014-47]

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The Armadillo Multipurpose Shelter is designed around the central idea of safety and withdrawal from the outside world. Like and armadillo, the shelter is designed like a shell where people who are suffering that effects of a disaster be it natural or otherwise, can retreat and find solace in their time of need.
The shelter is constructed from materials that can be easily transported to the aid zone be sustainably farmed. The orange colour with the stripes is to allow aid workers to deliver supplies and medical assistance to the communities with ease as the shelters can be identified from long ranges and work as a beacon from the air. The structure “pops up” in a rapid construction process that should take less than 1 hour per shelter, and should only require a few able bodied people. The finned design incorporates mesh covered vents that allow solar heating,ventilation and soft lighting throughout the day.
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