St John – a grate bit of business

Next Generation Design, Projects

This years NGD pavilion is officially open for business! Hopefully you can all make it down to Clerkenwell Design Week to see the marvel for itself. Those carefully painted pink ends, cute feet and the stretch of fabric flashing across all combine to create the 8th wonder of the world.

And just look at those happy and relieved faces of our volunteers who made such an amazing contribution.

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More wood…

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…than you can shake a stick at.

Well done and thanks to all the amazing volunteers and students who helped with the NGD 2019 build over the weekend! More wood, more cutting and more drilling than any project attempted so far. And the end result looks amazing so make sure you get down to CDW this week (21-23rd May) to see it. It won’t be around for long!

They’ll be Kewing round the block to see this

Education, Next Generation Design, Projects

It’s back! by popular demand Past/Present/Future has found a new home and in Kew Gardens no less! After 8 months in storage the cobwebs have been blown off and it’s been reassembled for the Botanical garden’s Easter Festival.

Be sure to get yourselves down from the 6th April – 20th April to see the beauty (along with all the other cool stuff at Kew).

And thanks to Jack at Kew, the Pirates and and last years NGD team for their hard work in putting it back together.

Tate Exchange: first half match report

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With the dust settling on the first half of the Scale Rule/National Saturday Club Tate Exchange masterclass we take a look at the main talking points.

Kicking off and leading from the front was our very own Steve, ably supported by Sinead, Laura and myself giving a series of inspiring lectures about our routes into architecture and engineering. The students soon stole the show though (despite Steve insisting the film crew follow him all day 😉 ) getting through thousands of straws and making some amazing sculptures which responded to an art piece in the gallery. The whole event was only possible due to our amazing network of Scale Rule volunteers, some 20 in total, so a big thanks to all of them.

We’ll be back next week following the second half of the workshops, feel free to drop in to the Tate Exchange anytime on the 2nd Feb, public more than welcome. And if you’re looking for more information on the project check out this link.

The straw that broke…

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… the Scale Rulers back? You guessed it folks, the triangulated straw kit is coming out of retirement for another twirl. Only difference is that this time we’ve got 100,000 straws to build with.

On Saturday the 26th and 2nd Feb Scale Rule will be running workshops for the National Saturday Club at the Tate exchange making sculptures from straws. Check out our page for more info on the project (and rest assured, after the event we’ll have photos of more than just Dan’s lunch).

A Tree Come True!

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Well done and thanks to all of those involved this weekend for the generation pop-up workshops. The culmination of the weekend saw the judges pick ‘A tree come true’ as the winning design so look out for a whole load of tubes and pipes coming to exchange square this September. Maybe even Mario and Luigi will show up…

Construction’s a Go-Go

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Construction for this years next generation design pavilion has begun in earnest! If you’re in the Clerkenwell area over the weekend be sure to drop by and say hello. The pavilion will be up for the whole of Clerkenwell Design Week and will remain in place for the enjoyment of the community for the summer. There’s more information on the Scale Rule website here and on the CDW website here.