Three weeks into the Nest House project, I have learned so much more than I expected. Each week we get to learn about a different aspect of construction. Starting from structure to electricals and now traditional carpentry. I enjoy getting to know how people came into these other sectors and how broad construction and design skills are.
As an architectural student, learning about construction is helping me to understand practicality in design. Living on the site is helping me gain valuable survival skills and appreciate buildings more. It’s interesting to learn as you go and to experience alternative methods.
This week working on the traditional timber structure, I got to see another side of it all. I understood the difference between Nest House, which is pre-planned, computer-generated and accurate, compared to our campsite structure, which has little to no preparation, no computers and less accuracy. Still, both achieve what they need to, one a home, the other a temporary shelter.
Week 3 – (Super) Structures
05/07/2021 – 09/07/2021