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Brighton University Students Build a Prefab Pavilion With Timber Off-Cuts

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 13, 2013 @ 5:21 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

Brighton University, Graduate school architecture project, prefabricated pavilion, recycled materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, upcycled design, prefab housing, environmental education, architectural education [1]

A striking building designed to have the smallest environmental footprint [2], the 2013 Brighton University graduate pavilion has a reciprocating grid structured roof – a low-tech intervention designed to enable just about any low-skilled worker to prefabricate and then erect the building.

The greatest challenge lay in sourcing materials, according to the team’s design brief. While a great deal of the timber used was recycled, the team had to “quarantine” some materials received from contractors because their quality was insufficient for a stable structure.

“There is a point to be made about the difficulty in obtaining large amounts of sheet timber [3] from the construction industry – it seems to be used and used again as hoarding until it has little structural integrity – this is good practice from the contractors but not so helpful for local initiatives like ours.”

+ Brighton University [4]

Images via Jim Stephenson [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/brighton-university-students-build-a-prefab-pavilion-with-timber-off-cuts/brighton-grad-pavilion-2013-02/

[2] smallest environmental footprint: http://inhabitat.com/tag/low-environmental-footprint/

[3] sheet timber: http://inhabitat.com/big-proposes-twisting-timber-eco-tower-for-the-kimball-art-center-in-park-city/

[4] + Brighton University: http://www.brighton.ac.uk

[5] Jim Stephenson: http://www.clickclickjim.com

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