As performing individuals and groups grow in talent and numbers, street performances will continue to occur in areas that far from accommodate their needs. Our pop up structure will fit the purpose for a variety of acts, from small scale buskers, group dances, bands and even promotional events. The main qualities of this structure will offer an interactive layout that could benefit each and every style of performance, by creating interesting shapes which could be incorporated into routines, small outward facing areas that enhance acoustics, as well as offering a unique backdrop for social discussions or events.
This homeless shelter was designed to help encourage healthy living amongst those who are less fortunate. Below is a brief description on the attributes and goals that we have focused in on and have tried to accomplish.
The shelter fabric is between polyester and nylon so ideally it would be very light to carry around.
We explored the idea of creating more space in the shelter so that if need be, the occupant of the shelter could invite fellow friends to stay with him/her.
Not only is this designed for the individual to sleep in, but for it to be a place where he can put his feet up and just relax, so a natural ventilation system will also be placed appropriately on the shelter.
Thanks to the “foldup into a back pack” design, the individual will have to worry no longer about losing his spot as wherever he goes, he carries his foldup shelter in backpack form.
The blow-up design to the shelter makes it as easy as inflating the shelter and it’s securely standing right before your eyes.
Our design intent is to create a romantic dating area for couples of any age group. The pop-up is to be located on top of Mt Eden terrace where a vibrant view of Auckland city can be seen. We have used an elevated site because we want the inhabitants to be taken away from the bustling city life so they can occupy a space that is both private and peaceful. Due to our theme being a “romantic dating area” we were more interested in using curves and irregular shapes rather than fixed solid forms. The design is basically two compartments which are used for dining and reclining that are connected together portraying the bonding of two souls and the overlaid tangled strips depicts how deep and complex some relationships can be. The structure will be constructed of polycarbonate panels for the glazing and “multi-ply” plywood for the wall structures.
The Street Studio, was conceived as a way to encourage art and creativity in the community. Its main purpose is to provide a space where artists and creative types can come express themselves in a constructive environment, whilst promoting creativity and art to members of the public. It is intended for all ages, teenagers, children, and adults. The Street Studio is portable, and can be moved to different public areas such as Silo Park, Aotea Square, and Britomart. The structure would be constructed out of recycled timber framing, with truss supports, recycled timber sheeting exterior, and the use of other recycled materials such as corrugated plastic, canvasing, foam, and fabric. This pop-up Street Studio represents creativity in a physical form, with the aim of inspiring and influencing creative response from its uses.
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The Sustainable Park Pagoda is constructed entirely of recycled materials. Enjoy your packed lunch whilst being protected from the rain or harsh sunrays, and at the same time admire the wonderful artistry created by recycled materials.
It consists of four main segments, making its setup quick and simple.
- Self-supporting roof structure made out of recycled timber. Easily assembled and held together by nuts and bolts.
- A collection of small plastic sheathing, layered similarly to roof slates/tiles, to provide sun and rain cover – made from recycled plastic bottles, resulting in a beautiful display of coloured light.
- Three walls, made out of modified wooden pallets – each are held together by hinges, enabling them to extend or collapse, further facilitating transportation and set-up.
- Customised wooden pallets, with in-built furniture fixed to the surfaces, join like a puzzle to form a 10m2 hexagonal-shaped floor.
Geoff is a portable and collapsible shelter that can be utilized for various purposes. When collapsed into a wedge, Geoff measures 3m long x 2.5m wide, when expanded Geoff measures a 6m length x 2.5m wide.
A common use for Geoff may be for recreational purposes, easily housing a family of 3. Geoff could also be used in the event of emergency, where semi-permanent housing is required.
Geoff has a solid wood floor made from recycled wooden floor boards. Geoff has a metal frame that supports panels of tinted Twin Wall Polycarbonate, Polycarbonate can be made from recycled plastic and can also be recycled itself when no longer needed. Twin Wall Polycarbonate traps warm air in between panels to provide sufficient insulation, the back panel will feature an adjustable vent, to provide adequate ventilation. Geoff provides a warm, comfortable, weather proof living space in any situation.
The “Shelter of Thought” is a pop up study shelter which protects your thoughts and ideas from blowing away. By pulling on the rope which is attached to the sliding attachment that travels up and down the pole, it can easily fold up and down to create more or less shelter and privacy.
It is made of recycled bamboo and recycled posters. The bamboo sticks which are lashed together have high and low points around the shelter to create tables, seating and resting areas. Using this material makes the shelter sustainable because when the bamboo sticks get dry and hard or break you can just swap them with new ones and compost the old ones.
The proposed site for it is on a grass lawn on the Unitec campus surrounded by trees. The area is perfect for students to socialise, study and relax. The shelter can be used by anyone who wants to protect a thought from escaping.
Sacred, the concept of what is a holy space that works as a prayer/meditation room for any individual. The idea uses light, orientation and height to create a sense of holiness. Derived from domes and sharp roofs found in religious architecture, Sacred takes the form of a tall peaked figure that fans out. Seated on a tear drop base that works as an indicator pointing to the west for the Muslim individuals Sacred shows it is fit for various religions. The building displays various elements from the merging of diverse religious themes. Made of hardwood plywood, cork flooring and recycled melted plastic for the skylight feature, the design uses sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Sacred allows one a chance to feel closer and more connected to god and experience a pure and tranquil space.
Power Bank, a pop up space where users are able to charge their dlectronic devices in different situations such as; music festivals, parks, and also the CBD. The Power Bank is fueled by clean solar energy that tops up lithium battery packs. Power Bank comes in a flat-pack, easy to assemble package. 5panels make up the wall and one panel for the roof, which houses the solar panels.
New Zealand contains many lakes for people to enjoy and use yet there is no place for shelter that is both sustainable and inexpensive.
Lake Shelter allows people from all economic backgrounds to enjoy a relaxing space to socialize with friends and family on the lake. It provides shelter from sun and wind. Lake Shelter makes summer days and events such as rowing regattas a better experience for everyone. It is also useful if emergency aid care is required.
The design floats in a lake from an anchor point. It is sustainable as it uses renewable and inexpensive Altamira bamboo and IBS marine plywood on floors. Spaces are naturally lit and protected from inclement weathers. Capability to be situated at different lakes also.
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