The shelter 55/02 by Sixteen*Makers is set in the forest on the north shore of Keilder Water, Northumberland. A product of a collaboration, between architects Sixteen*(Makers) and steel fabricators Stahlbogen. It was completed in 2009, and in 2010 we documented the finished structure with a series of full colour 3D scans. These scans created a 3D model which we used to create this animation. The scan data was also used to test the actual built product against the idealised digital models which were used to create the building.
As a result of the intimate relationship between the designers and makers, 55/02 was designed through making, and developed as a series of tactile tests and digital representations rather than a predetermined set of design drawings. In this instance therefore, the scans represent the final set of 'as built' drawings. In May 2011, 55/02 won an RIBA award for design excellence.
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