with first year students of architecture at the school of architecture, planning and geomatics at university of cape town, we aplied william mcdonough’s »how do we love all children of all species for all time?« to squirrels:
develop a ramp/chute to allow our befriended species to transfer macademias across our staircases with a 90–100% hit rate whilst also giving the nut airtime to allow the catcher to show off.
not being distracted with an overwhelming amount of published precedents in this field, we were able to unprejudicetly develop and transfer construction principles that fulfilled the requested material efficiency, recylability and flexibility as well as the desired effect of the macademia’s airtime. the constructive task was, in teams of 3-4 students, trifoldedly approached:
_lightweight structures and
feel free to enjoy the superfantastic outcomes of this project compiled in a lil [6.4mb] brochure here:
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abaninzi, sibulelwe ezininzi!