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.

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The Future is Here!

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Huge congratulations to Laura, Annabel and the rest of the 88 mph team for winning the BCO nextgen competition to design the office of 2035! If you’re interested in finding out more about their winning proposal check out this article. Now all we need is a Delorean, Doc and Marty and we’ll be there in no time at all…

(Image courtesy of BCOimages)

Scale Rule research paper

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The shortlist for the RIBA research prize 2017 has just been announced. Sadly our entry didn’t make the shortlist (booooo). The good news though is that the Abstract gets included in the book of abstracts which you can download here and check it out for yourselves (page 41).

Loads of really good projects so well done to all who have been shortlisted and who knows, maybe we’ll be back next year…

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Stuff safely stored

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The problem with all this exciting construction and deconstruction is that it generates an awful lot of stuff (particularly bolts). As a floating ethereal collective, we didn’t have anywhere to keep any of it..!

Until know. Luckily for us Justin and the team at the Safestore in Kings Cross came to save the day, but kindly donating rental of a lovely unit for the Community Interest Cause! We can’t say thank you enough to them for giving us access. But we can try!

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Thank you Safestore!

 

Scale Rulers let loose on the engineering world

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For anyone tracking our whereabouts two scalerulers were recently papped at the IABSE Bath 2017 conference. Not only did we manage to agree on which session to attend, we also co-presented last year’s pavilion project during a session about educating, inspiring and developing creative and innovative designers. A great chance for us to get on our high horses! You can check out our IABSE 2017 paper here.