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NEST

WinterStations 2018
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Concept Design, Design Development, Visualization, Construction, Photography, Media Engagement

Project Description

NEST is driven by the idea of creating a space of comfort and introspection within a system of complexity and disarray.  The overwhelming nature of information and everyday life is expressed through the chaotic texture and asymmetrical form of the installation. Composed of modular cells that contain a weave of colourful webs, NEST provides both shelter and playful moments of light and shadow within the space. The interior experience allows the visitor to momentarily step away from the noise, pause, and view the world through a clear lens.

Render to Reality

Design Process

Concept Sketches

Initial concept sketches exploring form, material, detail and joint connections.

NEST-Concept-Sketches
Orthographics
NEST-Plan-web
NEST-Section-web
NEST-Details-web
1:10 Scaled Model
0c

Prototyping & Test Builds

1b

Assembling a module

Burlap coating

1c
1d

Attaching the coated burlap

Module prototype with webbing

1e
2a

Preparing CNC files for production

Routing, sanding, and tidyin'

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2e

Typical module assembled

Dry run – this thing can stand up, right?

3a
3d

Modular construction in the works

Finishing touches

3c
3e

Test build successful.

NEST Feature Video

Special Thanks:

Ryerson Department of Architectural Science, arc.soc, Ryerson Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Jordan So, Jason Ramelson, Frank Bowen, Vincent Hui, and to our student volunteers for helping us transform this project into a reality. 🙏🏻🍻

Selected Works

EdVisHackathon

UnplugProduct Design

CoastLineProduct Design

Sidewalk Labs: Proto–Model XArchitectural Design

HM-Logo-Design_Final

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