It has been a few months since the last update of progress on the studio. The exterior is basically all done - only a few minor finishes to complete still. The interior is well on its way, and radio broadcast could begin in as little as a few weeks!
Elijah and Sam working on the ferro-cement benches between the buttresses
first layer of ferro-cement complete
meanwhile, Gabby has been busy with the welding machine:
the doors and windows are installed! also,
a fresh coat of white paint on the vault!
glass louvered windows (front and back)
the front door - interior/exterior
inside, things are really moving
wiring and sockets are in place
Elijah fabricated and installed the interior wood door
For two weeks in November the PennDesign Dean's Office sponsored an exhibition that aimed to highlight recent student work that has brought together the ideas of collaboration, construction, and social/communal impact.
ACTIVATE: collaborative constructions for social impact
The ACT of building is inherent to our discipline. So why not build?
This exhibition highlights projects in which PennDesign students have used construction as a means of not only fully executing a design idea, but also as a catalyst for social or cultural impact. Each project focuses on different scale of impact: from right here at Meyerson Hall all the way to the most remote places on earth. In each, model-making, prototyping, and full scale constructions actively bring together and empower the communities they are engaging with.
The organizers of this exhibition would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Dean’s Office, without whom this would not be possible.
Kelly Berger, Erik Leach, and Kordae Henry, EKFM Team