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tree house project
we generate ideas and objects for commercial and private interiors using ethically considered materials and resources. we are dedicated to addressing the complex and varied challenges of design development by placing equal importance on society, environment and economics. recently formed  smith+others is an award winning design collaboration with 15+ years experience in project management and manufacturing of interior spaces and objects. we are common people. we are smith + others.
honor role: shortdivison made the shortlist for the 2011 hobart art prize and has been center stage at the tasmanian museum and art gallery. it picked up a sustainability award from the tasmanian design centre and is currently in their permanent exhibition. 01 lets play! 02 salvaged timber 03 fcs plywood 04 special object 05 CAD software 06 2D cnc machining 07 industry construction techniques 08 hand finished 09 low voc paints and finishes 10 tasmanian design centre exhibition
shortdivision shortdivison With line as a starting point, an investigation of quality and the potential of form was undertaken. These findings gave weight and anchored a design strongly motivated by environmentally conscious elements. Shortdivision is a concept which explores this notion along with capturing and reinterpreting the potential already existing within the spirit of objects. Balance, movement, proportions and placement are considered and extracted from an existing design (Butterfly cabinet by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec), reinterpreted and outwardly expressed to form a new design that gives homage to the original object.
The capturing of movement and implied motion, translated into the intersection of two objects to form new spaces. Spaces of varying sizes which might look to accommodate the special objects that form part of our lives. A functional design crossing over both modern and hand crafted construction methods with a focus on sustainability in production with component sizes being in tune with manufacturing requirements, hence minimizing waste. An object designed to be repaired easily and economically, further adding longevity to the life cycle of both materials and object. Materials selected from companies with a proactive wholistic sustainable model [within manufacture and use] and if possible the utilization of discarded materials was given preference. forest stewardship council plywood
salvaged tasmanian timbers
toxic free finishes free from vocâ€™s
additio 11 fsc plywood 12 timber waste off cuts 13 replaceable parts 14 local manufacturing 15 CAD software 16 2D cnc machining 17 timber veneers 18 laminated leg forms 19 hand finished 20 enjoy
made from a mix of waste [timber off cuts] and new materials, the addition cabinet/bench is the perfect place to stop and pick up your favorite book... or magazine... or coffee...
work breakdown structure [wbs]
demond nut fixing
1.1 storage cabinet
- drawings to be read in conjuction with work breakdown structure [wbs] - all works undertaken are to comply with current workplace health and safety act - any conflicting information is to be reported to the designer [matty smith]
- all timber materials sourced from fsc or licensed salvaged resources - low-zero paints and finishes
leg detail [1:5 scale]
3. project description
leg structure 3.11 salvaged or certified tasmanian blackwood1mm veneers, radial cut +/- 0.5mm. 3.12 pressed to form as per attached jig. 130mm x 25mm. 100mm taper cut. 45o shampher cut to back of legs, 1mm arris to all edges 3.13 30mm, m6, demon nut fixing 3.14 solvent free adhesive to all joints 3.15 beha low voc treatment oil finish [5 applications] main carcase 3.16 fsc 15mm sapele plywood components with all parts machine produced via sawn or cnc cut as per cutting sheet +/- 0.5mm 3.17 grain direction to continue around carcase and aligned, all joints to be 45o cut and dominoed fixings. back dominoes into gables +/- 0.25mm. 3.18 pva adhesive to all joints with NO external fixings or fillers 3.19 sanded to 400 grit finish, 1mm arris off all edges 3.20 beha low voc treatment oil finish [5 application coats]
1mm timber laminations
document detail list:
- cover sheet / notes / wbs - measured drawing / materials - joinery details - jig details - cutting sheet - schedule of works
2.1 design and produce with minimal environmental impact taking into consideration efficient manufacturing process
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secondary carcase 3.21 fsc 12mm sapele plywood gables with all parts machine produced via saw or cnc cut as per cutting sheet +/- 0.5mm 3.22 grain direction to continue around carcase and aligned, all joints to be 45o cut 3.23 beha low voc treatment oil finish to internal components before assembely [5 application coats] 3.24 pva adhesive to all joints with NO external fixings or fillers 3.25 sanded to 400 grit finish, 1mm arris off all edges 3.26 beha low voc treatment oil finish [5 application coats]
low voc paint ﬁnish [white]
top 3.27 salvaged tasmanian blackwwod, 1200 x 380 x 35mm produced via saw or cnc cut as per drawing +/- 0.5mm 3.28 13o mitre, butt join, with no external fixings 3.29 11o back cut to all edges from face. 10mm top line to continue around all sides of top. +/- 0.25mm 3.30 pva adhesive to all joints with NO external fixings or fillers 3.31 sanded to 400 grit finish, 1mm arris off all edges 3.32 beha low voc treatment oil finish [5 application coats] 3.33 top fixed to legs with 40mm demond nuts and inserts
leg fixing detail [1:2 scale]
jigs 3.34 fsc 16mm mdf or ‘off cuts’ to be used as outlined within joinery detail drawing and cutting list
- the design outlined within has taken into consideration the full life cycle of the parts and product. all parts are designed for repair and with the least amount of impact on the environment, the maker and the end user. for more information please contact the designer.
15mm fsc sepele plywood
environment, the maker and the end user. for with the least amount of impact on the -
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25m PC-002-MCS PC-001-MCS issue
leg detail draft drawing revised item
salvaged tasmanian blackwood
drawing No: PC-002-MCS cover sheet
top and cabinet detail [1:5 scale]
all mesurements in millimeters unless otherwise stated scale [AS] @A3 date: 03/05/2011
drawn: matty smith
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the little pig series is a range of objects that reflect, encourage and support the bond we have between each other. objects should provide platforms [or affordance] that enable us to do this with as little resistance as possible. 21 rhino 3D modeling 22 affordance 23 human capital 24 salvaged timber 25 system design 26 visual mill cnc software 27 3D cnc machining 28 local manufacturing 29 flat packed 30 enjoy
the 'tree house project' [THP] is a portable space made from reclaimed solid timber doors, fsc plywood and round steel tube. a childlike space made to go within an adult space [home]. a place that encourages and supports human and social capital. 31 30% waste material 32 hollow core construction 33 human capital 34 project management 35 steel fabrication 36 x3 reclaimed solid core doors 37 2D cnc machining 38 re-use 39 re- build 40 enjoy
BODY IN SPACE MATTY C SMITH 123690
window thresholds are both 2 dimensional [vertical surfaces of glass] and 3 dimensional [window frames and components that extend beyond and into our homes]. these elements not only frame up the outside world from within but they also give a ‘through the looking glass’ insight into our homes from beyond. the collision and fusion of artificial and natural light establishes how far through the looking glass we are permitted to see.
our ever changing primal needs are sort within these thresholds. a seesawing effect, back and forth between warmth and cooling, are ever present within our minds. these needs are elements outside of the control of ones self., for they are purely primary.
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supporting activities linked to the ‘flow’ theory and human capital [reading, education, creativity, learning]. bay window/window sill extraction of forms [qld state library] child like proportions of space. a room inside a room. threshold space determined through echo [senses outside of site] interaction through sound confirms the threshold. curved forms mimic the human body [leaning and touching with hand] spaces to play and hide, a cubby house inside. a vehicle that allows the end user to balance both light/ warmth and shade/cooling. designed around to movements that happen ‘in between seating’ positions. the movements and interaction with the object and body that take place when we actively and sub consciously transfer between positions when seeking out comfort. we will always seek comfort, design should enable the end user to find their own individual comfort with little resistance [physical or mental]. dream, live, hide are echoed within the form. frame and skin construction. light weight portable design encourages movement and ability to seek warmth and cool through repositioning. incubator for memories. a prop that supports our basic human needs [sunlight and warmth] through the looking glass. visual assurance of safety
A SIDE ELEVATION
note: - all finish details oulined in attached work breakdown structure WBS
pine solid doors
2040 x 820 x 35
FSC 3mm sapele
2400 x 1200 x 12
3.6 x 40 x 40
livos transperent wood
beha wood treatment
PC-003-MCS PC-002-MCS PC-001-MCS
drawing No: PC-001-MCS measured drawings
scale 1:20 @A3 date:13/05/2012
drawn: matty smith
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smith+others brisbane. australia. firstname.lastname@example.org www.smithandothers.com.au
we are common people. we are smith + others.
Published on May 27, 2013