Final presentation of our schemes to architect John Bridge and reflection on the potential application of our designs in an emergency scenario
Posted 16 May 2014 13:49
Launch day!! Testing our model at Sale Water Park to see if it would float and whether it could carry up to 14 bricks - the equivalent of a family of two adults and three children at 1:5 scale. Sadly it started going down after six bricks!
Posted 16 May 2014 13:32
Creating the canvas roof to cover the foam panels and weatherproof the houseboat
Posted 16 May 2014 13:12
Second day in the workshop. Attaching the airbags and perfecting the string system to tie together the foam panels.
Posted 16 May 2014 12:48
First day in the workshop, considering construction options and cutting the foam panels
Posted 16 May 2014 12:32
A talk from the Environmental Agency on the UK's flood defense systems and the presentation and review of our prototype design for a flood relief shelter
Posted 10 May 2014 21:29
Consideration of precedents for the design of our flood relief shelter and some initial sketches of the various design ideas suggested during group discussion.
Posted 10 May 2014 20:58