The coming weeks are going to be pretty exciting for all of us! Starting last night with the opening of the Guildry Geddes New Architecture Exhibition. The exhibition showcased the work of the 2012/13 macromicro studio as well as the work done be the Cities group, another Master’s Unit from our year that re imagined the Dundee Waterfront Masterplan. Both units were selected from the year to display our work after we were award prizes from the Guildry at the Univeristy of Dundee Degree Show. The macromicro Studio students were awarded for the most innovative urban design project in Dundee. This exhibition runs until the 28th November in the Wellgate Library, Dundee.
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Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been working on site to prepare the studio for the last ‘big’ jobs – the plastering and the laying of the floor screed. This involves installing and fixing in place the services that … Continue reading
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This week saw the completion of the exterior cladding and the stripping of the scaffold. It’s a major step forward for us and was a very exciting couple days on site.
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HL Metals have been onsite for the past 3 weeks installing the zinc to the exterior of the studio. The attention to detail the guys have paid to the project has been great and it really pays off.
We’re making really good progress on site with the plasterboarding now that the first fix of electrics is complete. The geometry of the studio does mean that there are some complicated cuts but generally, as long as we take our time, the process should be easy enough for us to do ourselves.
We will, however require skilled labour to do the skim coat as it is extremely important that is is done well with a smooth crisp finish. As you can see the light inside the studio is extremely important but it is also unforgiving of bad finishes.
The following is some of the pictures we took at the Botanic Garden and Grounds Family Fun Day. It was a great day with a good turn out!
Today the first fix was completed thanks to electricians from RB Grant . All the cabling for the lights, switches and outlets was run around the building with everything coming back to the ‘plant room’ which is located beneath the stairs in the service area of the studio.
All the lights are wired in loop from the plant room and back again so that it will be easier to add things like DALI switches.
Setting out the location of all the lights was necessary before the electricans set to work and since we already have all the fittings from iGuzzini we tested them out in there final locations (which generated quick a bit of interest on our twitter page)