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Group 01 { 10 Minute Bench }

Reflect on our fast paced lifestyle // Building & Modelling // Public Interaction

Atelier: Intimate Cities

spray painting on our logo.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:27
Final day: The bench in-situ
Posted 16 May 2014 17:26
our logo design
Posted 16 May 2014 17:25
cornflour mixing
Posted 16 May 2014 17:23
First session brainstorm.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:12
Week 2: Re-claiming wood.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:10
Bench in chosen site ready for use!
Posted 16 May 2014 16:37
Testing the bench.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:36
The corn flour mixture was added to the hydraulics.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:35
Assembly of bench, connecting the hydraulics to the frame.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:32
The weights for the hydraulics were produced using plastic bottles filled with sand connected to ropes which link as the seat of the bench.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:28
The frame of the bench was produced from wood.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:26
A logo was produced for the bench consisting of an hourglass and the slogan "Relieve Your Tension".
Posted 16 May 2014 16:24
Prototypes were produced to test the hydraulics behind the tension of the bench.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:19
Models to test different ideas.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:17
The first stage was to brainstorm methods of removing an individual from the bench in a set period of time.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:13
After adding the mixture in order to make the bench function.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:43
The cornflour mixture!
Posted 16 May 2014 15:42
Testing the bench before the cornflour mixture was added.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:42
Stencils for the bench.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:41
A prototype of the idea behind 'The Custard Bench'.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:40
The first day the group met we filled a wall with ideas for the bench.
Posted 16 May 2014 15:38
First day of building!
Posted 15 May 2014 23:06
Technical decisions
Posted 15 May 2014 22:50
Pointing out the difficulties we might face
Posted 15 May 2014 22:35
Possible bench locations around Chatham
Posted 15 May 2014 20:58
Session 3 and 4: The group tested the concept of using a simple hydraulic system which uses rope, custard and a concrete counter weight.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:42
Adjusting the tension to prevent too much slack.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:36
Construction: adding the ropes and piping to the wooden framework.

Adjusting the tension.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:19
Construction: In the workshop, making the counter weights for the hydraulic system. Also to the framework we added more wooden panels and the logo for the bench.
Posted 15 May 2014 17:18
S5: Workshop day, dealing with the timber frame.
Posted 13 May 2014 15:02
S3-S4. Sketch up model made for the final proposal- timber frame as basic structure, equipped with a simple hydraulic system.
Posted 13 May 2014 14:59
Proposed bench: placed outside the entrance of Chatham.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:54
Session 1: initial concepts for the 10 min bench. We discussed the ways in which we could get people to get off the bench after a certain time. For example, sound, an airbag or a sinking seat.
Posted 12 May 2014 13:46
Taking idea's forward we've decided on using tension to remove the people from the bench. (Model by Chris Hatter)
Posted 8 May 2014 19:26
Initial Idea's session done, moving on to model making.
Posted 8 May 2014 19:24
Session 4: Prototypes and visualisations.
4 proposals for the situating of the bench.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:56
Session 3: Refining the design of the tension/custard bench.
Sketch diagrams demonstrating the improved structural stability of the bench.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:48
Session 2: Sharing sketch models of our initial ideas.
The back of this bench moves to and fro every 10 minutes, forcing the user off and affording a different view by facing 2 ways.
Posted 8 May 2014 16:30
Brainstorm. Five words. Sketch.
Posted 8 May 2014 11:10
Session 2: Researching the idea of '10 miniutes' and recording the time people keep seated at a bench based on different sites, time periods and individual or groups.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:47
Session 2: Models of our group and some sketches related to previous ideas.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:42
In the first session, we came about ideas that can be related to a time-based bench and discussed how it may work to get people aware of time limitation while seated.
Posted 6 May 2014 22:19