Monday, October 12, 2009

production shots

Our lazy production week - cruisy as. Friday seems too far away.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

ipod, 2pod, 3 pod....

So 5 days to go now....yay! and our pods are getting close to finished now. 3 down, 3 to go, although we left the biggest to last. Our escapades down in the domain (refer below) have attracted both enquiries and onlookers alike, all marvelling and taking interest in our 'daddy' pod. The finished product though looks seriously cool, so heres some images of them in production.

One of our steel bases has also been made - much more slimline then our concrete atempts. We're very happy.

Next time we see you, will probably be in person - so be prepared to be amazed!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

[detailing joints]

Our laser (peow peow) cutting we just got back today - looks wicked!!! we're very happy. At the same time our masses of tubing arrived and the carbon fibre rods are on there way tomorrow!! They couldn't fit in the car, but as soon as they arrive we're getting towards the final production phase.

AND!! breakthough with our final, largest dome. Sitting idly across the gully from our studio is Auckland Domain's answer to our problems...the spherical boulders sent from heaven!! So noone take them - we need them.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Floor Plan

Our floor plan consits of 3 bases (at this stage) with 3 rods coming out of each base. The cones mark the bases and the crosses are where the pods will hang.

Now in the process of making our bases...dug a dome-shaped hole yesterday and tried to fill it with concrete..but a bit of a flop.

Elliot came up trumps with some hard work yesterday and designed some details that could be laser etched into the ends of our cups..well done Elliot!

A big thanks to HRV construction who have now also come on board with us to sponsor our transport (a big truck with curtain walls) for the convoy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

carbon fibre rods

So we have decided that we will encorporate carbon fibre rods to support our com-pods. With experimentation with surf casting fishing rods, we discovered the carbon fibre rods will keep them elevated but still allow a bit of movement and suggest an 'active' network again reffering back to telecommunication. The flexibility of the rods will also allow for our com-pods to be adjusted when neccessary according to the heights we need them. When supporting our com-pods, the carbon fibre rods give a really nice curve adding to the curvature nature of our installation so far.
A big thanks to CTS (composite tube systems) for sponsoring us with the rods. Without this sponsorship, the use of these high quality materials would not be possible.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

[concept sketch]

com-pod connections

so finally our cup connections are sussed and clean!! cable ties and shower curtain might not sound elegant, but we've managed to pull it off while not losing the modern 'plastic' aesthetic. so fresh, so clean!!!