DIY Shelter

Ie University. Segovia 2011/12

Ruth Vega
Ferm铆n G. Blanco

Paula 脕lvarez Garc铆a, Isaac Dios Puente, Juan Gilsanz Saez, Carlos Prieto Pulido, Carmen For茅s Pulgar, Elena Cardiel Garc铆a, Gonzalo Merino Rivero, Juan Gonz谩lez Montarelo, 脕lvaro Bravo Alonso, Clara Bueno Moreno, Pedro De Pascual Samper, Juan Moreno de Santos, I帽igo Arias D谩vila, Cristina Moreno Cabello, Cecilia Marina Claver铆a, Tamara Garc铆a Garrido, Vanesa Payo Frontela, C茅sar Gusano Merino, Leticia Merino Garc铆a, Ana Gonz谩lez Granja, Blanca P茅rez Gonz谩lez, Teresa Rodr铆guez Jimeno-Wiggin, Beatriz Fern谩ndez G贸mez, Carmen Mencos Mora-Figueroa, Candela Oliva Varier


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This course aims to introduce the students to the theory and practice of component-based construction systems covering everything from the conceptualisation of the initial idea to the final product and understanding the materialisation of space and form, primarily from the point of view of the methods and processes that underlie its making.
Existing and commercialised component-based systems were studied and critically reviewed under the new possibilities that new advanced design and fabrication processes present to the building industry.
The workshop was focused on the design, manufacturing and assembly of a 1:1 scale small architectural prototype.

For this purpose, several manufacturers collaborated and donated some materials and construction systems which were used to design and build a real mock up. This implied a deep understanding and debate of issues such as the study of materials and components, modulation, fabrication, solution of joints and seams, transportation, assembly, performance and disassembly.