Page 1

MATTHEW DURBIN

PORTFOLIO 2011/12


CONTENTS WORKSHOPS WINDOW GARDEN MIGRANT WORKER HOUSING PROPOSAL STUDY SHELL CANNON SEE IPOD VYNIL CASE


5 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS

WORKSHOPS 3/6 DAYS EACH

Mouse - Machined from modelling material and finished by hand. Clock - Machined from acrylic using a variety of plastic processes. Tea Light - Metal fabricated tealight using sheet forming processes. Trammel Set - Machined from Brass on a lathe and milling machine. Table and box- Machined using a variety of woodwork processes and power tools.


MODEL MAKING. Polyurethane model of a computer mouse Finished with spray paint.


TEAR DROP CLOCK. The project was a 3 day workshop activity to design a clock made from Acryic, taking inspiration from a iconic design or artwork. The clock is based on the design movement streamlinIng shaped into a tear drop, popular at the time. The design most resembles Raymond Loewy’s 1933 pencil sharpener.


METAL/WOOD WORK


INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

WINDOW GARDEN 5 WEEKS

“Develop concepts that will help people to live greener lifestyles.”


PROBLEM ANALYSIS. Develop a low maintenance kitchen garden solution to reduce peoples reliance on supermarkets.

Statistics Problems

29%

of adults with gardens grow their own vegetables (2010)

17%

Food miles The food we buy from our supermarkets has normally travelled over 1000 miles before it reaches our plates. This generates large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions to satisfy customer demand for the same foods throughout the year.

of adults eat self grown food once a week (2010)

1569

Average produce transport mileage >

1838

1426

Future food shortage The worlds population is increasing rapidly, therefore there will be less farmland to grow food on per person.

We will need

70% more food

by 2050.

2012

2050

7 Billion

9 Billion


SKETCHING.


WINDOW GARDEN.

Water resevoir

The Window Garden is a low maintenance Hydroponic indoor garden. It is a soilless system, which makes it 60% more efficient at delivering the required nutrients to plants. This product is intended to reduce the reliance people have on supermarkets. It is mainly targeted at people living in urban environments with little or no gardening space.

Fabric pocket

Tube moving water up to resevoir

Fabric strip directs the flow of water

Water pump

attached to timer


WINDOW GARDEN. This simple prototype was created to understand, and develop the form the window garden would take. It also helped realise the concept and further peoples understanding of the idea. From developing a working prototype the scale of the window garden could be gaged which will help further development of the concept.

Fabric protoype


TEAM PROJECT

MIGRANT WORKER HOUSING 6 WEEKS

“Design living quarters for migrant workers within the city of Singapore”


Two free meals a day

Lives in a community

3 Year s

Alamgir

42 j

ed

re d

L i ve s

In

ur

Looking at the lives of the people we designed for was incredibly important when trying to understand their needs and preferences, especialy in a community and culture we had little knowledge of. The motives for becoming a migrant worker became clear when we started reserching individuals and reoccouring themes arose. We realise that these people are very family orientated. Also, it can be seen that community is an important factor in their lives, eating together is a common ritual, and poor existing amenities needed to be improved.

2

Kit ch en ia Ind tle Lit

Wi fe &

Visits home once a year

Soup

en ldr i Ch

wh il e

ek En ga ge

6 Year s

ian Ind

Samy 27

PRIORITIES. Water: Make use of climate conditions in the provision of water. Ventilation: Allow a through flow of air as a cooling method. Community: An adaptable space for households to convene together.

on

Di

es

r ty

ili s

Wat er

Soca Sa

rd

tu

Reads dictionary to improve English

Saving for future children

we

Send sM on ey Ho

e m

d

ied arr eM b to

o r k 2 d a ys a

Hinduism

nl y w

u

no

str

Ca

Co n

i te

e

W

s

b ik

n

on

sa

o c ti

st

de

ruc ti

Ri

or

ke

r

0

Dormitory

n g o n co n

h3

w o rk i

w it

Inju

WHO WE’RE DESIGNING FOR.

ay s

Flo o

ds

HGV

Dr

i ve

Materials: Utilise local resources to create a viable sustainable solution.

r Agricultural background

Comfort: Provide a secure area to store personal items such as a bike.


External canvas

SKETCHING.

Pagoda shape gives a cultural context

Supporting beams flow with the structure

Curving Roof (Rainwater catchment)

Water storage in the walls Overhang acts as a shelter


RIG BUILDING. As a group we built a 2:1 scale model of a roof concept designed to collect water in a central location. A lot was achieved and knowledge was gained that was used to further the development of our designs.


MIGRANT WORKER HOUSING, WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?

WATER

MATERIALS COMFORT

COMMUNITY

VENTILATION


INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

STUDY SHELL 3 MONTHS


Light Shade

STUDY SHELL. The Study Shell offers a new workspace solution for students over a wide range of subject areas. The design is intentinally eliminating distractions, and encourages independent learning by trying to focus the users mind on the space in front of them. This is achived through features such as the noise-reducing screen, lighting has been added above and directly onto the tabletop.In addition to these features, a UK power socket has been attached to the Study Shell to allow student to charge electrical items such as laptops conveniently.

Noise reducing screen. UK Plug socket Lightbox

Tubular steel legs.


STUDY SHELL. FINAL MODEL


INDIVIDUAL PROJECT

CANON SEE 1 MONTH


SKETCHING.


CANNON SEE.

Camera/Projector lens Remote control

The Cannon See is a new remote camera for enthusiasts who want to capture pictures of themselves while active. The product is compromsied of two parts; the remote contact lense that controls the camera lense and the shutter. The second part is the camera body which captures and stores the pictures and also allows you to project the pictures onto any surface.

Shoot remotely

Wink to take a picture

Control the Camera with the remote contact lens.

Ergonomic grip

the curves in the product make it easy to hold onto.

New adaptable lens techonolgy allows pictures to be taken, then viewed conveniently on any surface.

Bluetooth

Touchpad zoom

Controls the on/off functionality. and also allows you to adjust the size of the projector.

Waterproof

Camera mount The screw mount allows the device to be attached to any tripod or bracket.

Image Stabalization


TEAM PROJECT

IPOD VYNIL CASE 1 WEEK


IPOD VYNIL CASE. The iPod vinyl case brings old and new music formats together to create a retro looking case. It can be made from any old 7 inch single which is laser cut to fit your Apple product. The cases can therefore be personalised with a record of your choice.

Portfolio initial draft  

my first portfolio attempt (2012)

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you