Jun 2012

Job: 

Making Hills Place

Location: 

10 Hills Place, London

Materials: 

Plywood, Polystyrene, Jesmonite, Sto-render

AL_A provided a 95% complete CAD ‘concept’ model which we tailored to fit the existing architecture, which was subtly different on each of the four floors. This was then sectioned and a ply-wood super-structure of interlocking profiles was CNC cut from the CAD model. This timber grid structure was then covered with thin ply-wood sheet, or where the compound curves were extreme filled with polystyrene blocks. Matt (one of our resident sculptors) and Ryan (who’s experience is in hand sculpting surf-boards), then carved and shaped the foam, using the grid as reference. The foam/ply was then coated with Jesmonite plaster and glass fibre, and finished with a smooth Sto-render. 

 

  • AL_A Model    Image by AL_A
  • Windsor Workshop CAD drawing showing Plywood profiles    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Early experiments to test the process    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Site before we start    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Plywood sub-structure complete    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Cladding the structure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Structure clad, shaping the polystyrene    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Plastering the surface    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Painting    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Complete    Image by Windsor Workshop