Manipulating Ruled Surfaces

Constrained by a 600x600x600 box encouraged the parameters of ruled surfaces to be adapted. After testing various iterations this outcome proved to be the most visually intriguing, offering alternative forms dependent on perspective.

Linda Barnsley – Week 4 – Hyperbolic Structures

An exploration of the ruled surface: I first experimented with how altering different components of the hyperboloid, for example the number of struts, the location of the joints, and the number of joints, affects the shape of the hyperboloid. This lead me to looking at intersecting hyperboloids, and containing them within other structures. The images above […]

Abdulrahim Alkooheji – The Tetris Effect

The game of Tetris challenges players to create order out of chaos using a specific organisation system, in order to strategically fit objects of different sizes and shapes together with minimal empty space. The components of the game are easily applied into architectural design. Close Packing is referred to as the subdivision of space in which as little space […]

Summer Show Pavilion 2015

In summer 2015 a pavilion was produced by students of the unit for the Leeds School of Art Architecture and Design summer show. This pavilion aimed to re-purpose the system designed for the Christmas installation, exploring how the same component pieces could be combined to suit new function. This challenges the form of the previous […]

Leeds Alternative Christmas Tree 2014

At the request of Brewery Wharf, students of the Abstract Machines unit designed a Christmas installation in place of the traditional Christmas tree. Designed by Nick Hart-Woods and Paul Bedson Initial developments of form used a tessellation system, aiming to imply the form of a tree by applying the use of grid structure for strength and […]

Praxis Pavilion

In 2014, students of the Abstract Machines unit were given the opportunity to design and fabricate an installation for the Summer Show. The project was developed by Paul Bedson and Nick Hart-Woods, with guidance from tutors within the unit and displayed at the Leeds Beckett Faculty of Art and Architecture Exhibition Opening 2014. The installation […]

Mediation within the Urban Archipelago

The thesis bases itself in the abandoned city of Varosha in Cyprus and seeks to address the repurposing of this previously abandoned area outside of national politics. Establishing a libertarian state based on a charter city model, which operates free of national agenda and focuses purely on financial strength. Within this construct of segregation and […]

Space Forming

Further Development of Thesis proposition utilizing component structures and lattice frame systems to create the adaptable mediation centre that filters through the Libertarian reimagining of Famagusta. The systems acts as an armature for mediation between segregated enclaves, meanders throughout the city along the boundaries of corporately controlled enclaves, shifting on the edge of economic success […]

Component System Research

Thesis Project development Focusing on a system and space that facilitates the mediation between the theorized corporate enclaves the initial drive was to consider methods of rapid reconfiguration through component based structure here we see Investigations into the use of component geometries to create varied form, design development focused on a building system utilizing varied […]

The Urban Archipelago

Architecture as a diagnostic tool The Urban Archipelago project unifies performative diagramming and design research with an aim to using architecture as a method of illustrating the socio-political issues of Cyprus.This diagnostic manifestation allows us to interact with the unseen factors present in society. This representation develops through a system of competitive corporate enclaves. These […]