Sep '06 - Dec '09
It's been a while. What I assumed to be an easy semester turned out to be quite a challenge. Here are one of the few projects that I'll be posting with the small amount of free time I have over the break. The "Sleeper Keeper." We were to design and build a shelter that would house one tenant for a single night. The shelter had to maintain a temperature above 60 degrees through the night. We used compacted newspaper and a hypocaust system with heated bricks inserted into the floors to. provide the heat. All materials must be recycable or reclaimed. All of the components of the shelter had to be prefabricated and constructed in an hour. We finished 12 minutes over. It was a very challenging project having to manage nine other people to work, assign tasks, manage studio, 9 personalities and egos including mine. We started rough with the mock build flopping due to "developer" needs. We failed to meet certain project criteria and basically had to start over with a new cladding system. I learned lot through various assignments of this project..project, time, and people management. It was tough. We divided the task into structures, heating and water management, and cladding. It gave us breathing room to avoid butting heads during descision times. But during the build out..all the hell we went through was well worth it. I wasn't to pleased with the cladding but I cant complain it was a fun process. I leave you with the video and a link to the photos. Long live Devo!!! Happy Holidays and more to come from me.
Sleeper Keeper Photos