Thursday, May 9, 2013

Meeting - working - meeting

Last week there was a succession of work sessions and of meetings with architects and engineers to review the building drawing and to speak about A!BOX.

Meeting Architects And Engineers
Since the first meeting we worked on A!BOX to make it more modular according to the new dimensions of the module and the technical space needed for pipes. We keep the concept but we try to improve it. 
A!BOX Presentation
Plenty of configurations have been tried to test the robustness of the concept and the flexibility of the design.
A!BOX Flexibility

The second meeting gave us the direction to check the building drawing and to detect the incoherencies between all different technical needs (described in some reports and drawing). We began checking each technical need (structure vs mechanical, acoustics thermal and fire partner’s recommendations vs building drawing, and so on) to be more confident with the project. Previous teams did amazing work to gather all the different information together and to translate it in drawing.

This work permits us to generate questions about some specific points in the building.

We also took advantage of the weekend to visit Coimbra, a nice town halfway between Porto and Lisboa. Here there is one of the oldest European university, and students maintain traditions as «Praxe» a black costume with tie and cape.

Student Wearing Praxe

1 comment:

  1. Yeah! The new A!Box looks great, you guys have developed the concept in the correct way I guess! That was the idea we Team 4 were thinking! Nice to see that!

    Greetings for everybody!

    (Antonio from Team 4)