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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
For the third year running, Brighton University graduate students have showcased their learning in an end-of-year project currently on display at the UK university. This year's beautiful pavilion was developed as a group effort between architecture and interior architecture students, and it was built using mostly recycled off cuts derived from the construction industry.
A striking building designed to have the smallest environmental footprint , 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  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.”
Images via Jim Stephenson 
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 smallest environmental footprint: http://inhabitat.com/tag/low-environmental-footprint/
 sheet timber: http://inhabitat.com/big-proposes-twisting-timber-eco-tower-for-the-kimball-art-center-in-park-city/
 + Brighton University: http://www.brighton.ac.uk
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