Saturday, 10 March 2012

Bath Taps - Day 2

Another great day in Bath. This time we were in Green Park station next to the Farmers' Market. Here's our structure of tension cables - before the infill panels are added.

Many hands make a tented, membrane structure!

Here's Fabrice and Helen discussing which panels, what direction and how best to attach.

Classic Bath Taps: Dino Dig sand, cornflour slime and Continuous Loop yarn.
Perfect combination!

Many thanks to Gareth, Hamish, Tom, Alex, Ellie, and Fabrice for all their enthusiasm and abilities in talking yarn/knitting/building.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Bath Taps - Day 1

We've had a really great couple of days as part of Bath Taps into
Science. This first picture shows us getting ready for the test session. In the second picture you can see some enthusiastic craft / engineers.

We've talked membrane structures, materials, fabric, tension cables, compression struts, anchor points and much, much more.

The third picture shows our set up in Founder's Hall with the beginnings of our infill panels just waiting for enthusiastic folk to come along and finish them off. We've got a colourful stack of panels now and are looking forward to seeing the canopy really take shape tomorrow as we set up in Green Park station.

More pictures to come...