Dec '04 - Aug '06
We had our pre-Easter crit on Saturday. Yesterday was a day off, a precious rarity. A few of us went to a houseparty that was right by the finishline for the Boat Race. I got there about 5 minutes after the event. Train problems. Damned annoying.
During the crits I took a few photos of people's stuff as they presented it. One comment when I took a photo of some models "I'd better not see that on the bloody internet". Quite funny, really. I'll post some info on the crit itself when I get the chance. Hey, I might even go wild and actually write something about my project!
In the meantime, I'm working exclusively on my thesis for a few days. I'm doing a technical study (as opposed to a historical or theoretical piece). My thesis tutor is at Techniker, who're a bunch of absolute heroes.
The idea I'm researching involves trying to build a 3-storey building that is cantilevered 25m over an open ground floor. The additional constraints include
a) only a limited number of people on site (maybe as few as 3)
b) using no major mechanisation (i.e. block and tackle rather than cranes).
At the moment I'm trying to remember my mechanics lessons from school and undergrad. I'm also wracking my brains to think of as many interesting examples of cantilevers as possible.
So here's my question/request to all you Archinecters:
Can anyone out there suggest any interesting and/or impressive cantilevered buildings/structures/etc?
All comments and references gratefully received.
Right. I'm off to do some book-research on the Crystal Palace. It's not about cantilevers, but it's damned impressive Victorian engineering and that's all good.