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FACMU International Workshop Series Presents:

FACMU x BARTLETT UNIT 22

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & FABRICATION WORKSHOP EXHIBITION In Association With: UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, FACMU

UNIT 22 BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UCL

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02.12 - 07.12.2013

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FUTURENATURAL

Group 1- Umbrella Ra m

Concept: When a normal umbrella opens, it disconnects us with nature, by blocking the sun, wind and rain. Group1’s umbrella will reverse the traditional role of a umbrella, by opening the umbrella, it will allow us to reconnect with nature and when closing it, it will create shadows on the users bodies that informs them of the particular health propoerties of sunlight. Function: Solar Shading,health shadow body projection, encourage more people to use the courtyard. How it Protects Nature: Group 1's umbrella protects nature by two different ways. firstly the umbrella is fabricated with fully bio-degradable natural materials that are environmentally friendly to the planet, and secondly, by making us more aware of the health benefits of sunlight, we will be more positive about nature and be more aware of the damages we are doing to nature.

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How it reconnect us with Nature: By encouraging more people to use the courtyard, and spend less time inside building where we are cut off from nature.

The Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University,Chiang Mai 50200 Tel +66 5394 2806 Fax +66 5322 1448 l www.arc.cmu.ac.th

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Environmental Analysis

Shadow Mapping Test 1, Day 1

Test 2, Day 1

*analysis are based on the local condition of the site (umbrella courtyard, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

At 11am, a small area on the central courtyard finally received the sunlight. We have decided to focus on this specific area as the site.

Noon

At 10am, the sunlight barely reached the ground. Only the spiralling ramp and the corridor received the sunlight. Sunset

Sunrise

Mapping the floor area that received the sunlight.

Positioning the design on the selected site.

Selected area of the site

Panoramic view of the site (Umbrella Courtyard, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand).


Experiment on Weaving Patterns

1. Vertical

Relationship of Pattern Design to the Shadow Casted.

3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3

4

3

4

3

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3

3

4

2 2 2222

2

Type 2

4

222222

2222

1 Type 1

4

4

4

2 42 4 4

4

4

2222

4

4

44

4

4

4

1111

4

4

1111

4

4

1111

1

1

1

Type 3

1

Type 4

The results discovered different densities of patterns casted on the ground allowing different levels of sunlight intensity

Process

3.

Diagonal 1

4.

Diagonal 2

4

3

2. Horizontal

Type 5


Programs Shading Device and a Reflexology Pathway

Physical

Phisiological

Mapping specific points on the body to the reflexology pathway

Chest

Abdomens

Arms

Legs

Back

Stomach

Brain

Liver

Lungs

Kidney


degrees

degrees

1.

degrees

Umbrella opens

degrees

degrees

2. 3. 4.

degrees

degrees

degrees

5. 6. 7. degrees

degrees

degrees

9. 10. 11.

Umbrella Mechanism Opening and Closing

8. degrees

12.

Umbrella completely close


Working Tools 1 8

The limitation of tools to work slightly restricting us from making certain things. However, such constraint had forced us to think differently and creatively which is not usually happens in the fully equipped Bartlett environment.

2 7

3

1. Pliers 2. Scissors 3. Hammer 4.

Hack saw

5. Axe 4

6 5

6.

Measuring tape

7.

Hand drill

8. Pencil


The Pulley Making Process

The umbrella moves horizontally from the ramp to the trees according to the sun path. The movement made possible by the use of cables and pulleys. It requires one person to control the movement towards one direction.

Bamboo studs are being used as the structure to connect the cables and pulleys to the designated position on the ramps.

Pulleys are made of hollow bamboo section and small bamboo sticks

Main tools

Pulley shaped like a steering wheels

Pulley handles

Supporting tools


Tree Jointing Making Process Process 1 Single bamboo stud

Process 2 Splitted into 2 pieces

Process 3 2 pieces of half section of bamboo stud

Materials used; bamboo studs and ropes Process 4 24 pieces of bamboo studs

The jointings are designed to minimise destruction to the existing trees where the cables and pulleys will be connected to. Process 5 Series of bamboo studs string together using rope

Main tools

Process 6

Supporting tools

Wrapped around the trees perimeter

The making and installing process


Main tools

Umbrella Arms Making Process

Supporting tools

N W

1500 mm

E S

1500 mm

1000 mm

1500 mm

500 mm

500 mm

1500 mm 1000 mm

Different lengths of umbrella arms to respond to the sun path. The arms are longer on the west side where the sunlight is more intense than the east side

Umbrella arms connected to the main core

Umbrella arms in different lengths

The umbrella arms are arranged spirally to allow interface with the users

All umbrella arms connected together to the main core with the weaved shading panels

Additonal smaller studs are needed to join the arms to the main core of the umbrella


Pattern Parameters

Weaved Shading Panels Making Process Supporting tools

4

3

Main tools

4

3

1111

3

4

3

4 2222 Selected pattern

Parameter 1; Very permeable, more sunlights penetrated

Close-up view of single weaved shading panels

Parameter 2; Less permeable, less sunlights penetrated

Weaving process out of very fine strips of bamboo

Parameter 3; Least permeable, little sunlights penetrated

Shadow casted on the user based on Parameter 1

All weaved shading panels installed to the umbrella arms


Umbrella Arms Making Process

Supporting tools

Main tools

1

Close-up view of single umbrella arms

Making process

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4

8

6

5 1. Cables 2.

Cables connection

3.

Main core

4.

Small studs

5. Strings

Umbrella arms being arranged into positions before being connected together in one main core

6.

Close position

7.

Rubber band (recycled from old bike tires)

8.

Open position


First Presentation

Final Presentation

The Candle Princess & the Clever Umbrella


Day time

Night time


Day time


Day time


Night time


Night time

Future Natural Workshop  

Collaboration work with students from Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University (FACMU), Thailand.

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