Mittwoch, 28. Oktober 2009

Concrete Workshop

Hey guys,

today we had a concrete workshop at the university. We were put in groups of 5 to 6 people and make three cubes of the edge length of 15 cm and a base of 40 to 40 cm. In my group were Frances, Graeme, Lauris, Ally and Dave. We had a brainstorming this week, what we want to do and how to do it.

We decided it may be a good idea to get light through the concrete. So we put some sticks of balsa wood in the form, which we will remove or burn after the concrete is set. In the second one we put some sticks of green and transparent plastic, which shine when they are in contact with the light. And in the third one we put copper tubes. In the base we gave some green colour and hope that it blurs with the concrete.

The concrete itself was produced on a very old way, just by handwork.

Even it was graft, we had really fun this day and there were some really cool ideas. My favourite was the yellow of lemon smelling concrete.



  1. 2 or 3 questions: what is the function of these cubes/ what is the function of the different sticks? and did your shoes survive this workshop?

  2. A1: They are just prototypes. And our forms shouldn't be that bizarre.

    A2: They should let different levels and qualities of light through the concrete.

    A3: Yes, they did. See the last photo. I packed them in some plastic bags.

  3. Hello Sören, nice to read your Story. Very intresting your adventure ist to be pursued. I hope you have much fun.
    Greetings from the Schwoba-Country