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POP -UP Spaces

1.Armin Wagner cardboard Pop Up Desk for homes and offices

2.Rogier Martens’ POP-UP 2010 public benches

‘POP-UP’ is a street furniture that can be pumped out of the pavement by the inhabitants. After use it can be pumped back and it will disappear into the pavement. This means that the inhabitants have the freedom to decide for themselves, when they want to use the Pop-Up and in which way.

3. illy pop up shop

 

4. pop up container for Puma

Modular spaces

1.Designed by Mima Architects, the Mima House has a modular structure and can be divided into rooms with a grid of removable partitions.  Large windows on each elevation have wooden frames and hinge open as doors. Plywood panels transform the windows into walls to create privacy where necessary. It shows how architecture can adapt to the quick life changes and ambitions of a well informed and increasingly exigent society.

2.Modern Modular Space PILA Petite by Burkhardt Leitner constructiv

PILA Petite is modern modular space designed by Germany based designer, Burkhardt Leitner constructiv. The system family of PILA is based on connectors made of high-grade steel in different sizes. The connectors are, with the supports and diagonal braces, the most important design elements of the system and are crucial for flexibility, handling and design potential.

The PILA systems are built either as an open structure that deliberately emphasizes the technical character, or as a supporting framework for walls or for glass or fabric panels, in which the system recedes completely into the background.

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3.The CLIC is contemporary modular space for architecture system designed by Burkhardt Leitner constructiv. Thanks to its basic structure with two design planes, the rear and the front can be independently used to create an information panel that can be covered on both sides and studied from all round.

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CLIC as shop system

Active shopping dominates our consumption behaviour – shopping as a leisure pursuit. Contemporary shop architecture has to offer an experience. And to do so it needs space systems that allow new sales worlds to be created again and again in a minimum of time and without major conversion costs. Its high design quality and surprising depth of equipment make constructiv CLIC and constructiv PILA Petite superb shop-in-shop systems and also fully-fledged shop systems, making possible unconventional shop fittings. A wide variety of individualised interior furnishings for goods presentation can be developed using the system elements. Printed graphic panels allow sales-strategic customer routing.

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CLIC as exhibition system

A convincing exhibition creates an aura, to incorporate the visitor into the interaction of space, exhibit and visitor and inspire visitors to delve more deeply into things – in the art or design field, in museums or galleries. The exhibition system itself has to be unobtrusive. Both constructiv CLIC and constructiv PILA Petite recede with their filigrees structure into the background, in order to obtain undistracted attention for the exhibit. Flexible and modular, they are particularly suitable for changing and travelling exhibitions that benefit from short assembly and dismantling times, and low transport volume and weight. Exhibition design the systematic way.

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CLIC as trade fair system

Thanks to its variety of features and high degree of modularity, our smallest architecture system is transformed from a simple display to a fully-fledged trade fair system. Without having to rely on assembly personnel, it’s child’s play and fun to assemble thanks to magnetic forces. That way it’s possible to build trade fair stands in next to no time – individually fitted with back-lit wall panels, ceiling structures with integrated lighting, counters, shelves and various presentation elements. And with translucent films, which can be made by screen printing or digital printing and also used for back projection of films or slides.

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4.Back to 1948:Nikes’s New London Store
Specially designed and manufactured modular furniture on wheels that can be arranged by shop staff on a whim, and the interior is lit by an impressively huge 6 x 8 metre, dimmer-controlled neon football pitch installation hung from the ceiling. Floor made of recycled trainers and the markings on the floor are based on local running routes.



Mobile performance spaces

1.Ibrahim Elhayawan & Jim Dodson – Mobile Performance Venue, Norway

Touted to be the largest transportable performance space in the world, this inflatable creation is 3,900 square metres and can house 3,500 standing guests. Set up requires 2 weeks, while teardown requires just 1 week.

2.Student led project – mobile performance space for degree show 2009

3.The Winnipeg Cube helps define an open-air performance space. The metal mesh pulls back to reveal the stage. (5468796 Architecture Inc.)

The Cube, also known as OMS Stage, was hailed for its innovative metal mesh design, which draws back to reveal a stage and can be adapted for everything from concerts to parties.

4.Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architect

Various Architects recently designed this striking Renaissance Pavilion for a competition to create a mobile performance space for Yorkshire Forward. Based upon a set of structural concepts perfected in their collapsible stadium, the inflatable event space is ultra-portable, generates all of its ownenergy, and is 100% recyclable. A gridded diamond facade conceals a faceted interior space reminiscent of the coal mines found throughout Yorkshire. The venue can be easily reconfigured to hold both small and large crowds, and it’s versatile enough to host everything from intimate gatherings to outdoor concerts.

Various Architects, Yorkshire Renaissance Pavilion, Sustainable Design, Collapsible Pavilion, Mobile Pavilion, Inflatable Design

Tiny Travelling Theatre by Aberrant Architecture

A mobile theatre will visit Clerkenwell Design Week in London this May, inspired by a miniature concert hall above a coal-shed that used to be in the area in the seventeenth century.

Designed by London studio Aberrant Architecture, the Tiny Travelling Theatre will draw on contemporary accounts to replicate some of the attributes of the original coal shed, which was home to Clerkenwell resident and coal salesman Thomas Britton. He lived above his coal shed and started putting on a music club with a harpsichord and organ in 1678.

 

Tiny Travelling Theatre

For Clerkenwell design week we propose to reawaken Britton’s maverick idea of a miniature concert hall for Clerkenwell and reimagine it as a tiny travelling theatre. Our new “SMALL-COAL-MAN’S tiny travelling theatre” will occupy multiple locations around the area and will host a series of events that revive & explore the intense emotion of a micro live performance. Inspired by small one-to-one spaces, such as a confessional booth or a peepshow, the “SMALL-COAL-MAN’S tiny travelling theatre” will create a direct and intimate interaction of artists with a minute audience of 2- 6 people.

Thoughts –

I think this is a really quirky idea and it relates a lot to my project. Its almost like a show in its self  as when this piece pulls up and ‘explodes’ into a performance it would be amazing to watch.  In my head i have a more modern look on how i’m going to be designing my portable cabaret. However those drawings above have a inspired me a lot to to achieve an exploded view for my final outcome as it completely sums up the whole travelling theatre in one image.

Mobile stage

Stageline introduces its new Light Series and the SL50 portable stage. The all-aluminium mobile unit can be set-up in only 30 minutes. The unit offers a total roof rigging capacity of 1,750 lb (795 kg) and weights 3,750 lb (1,700 kg). Sound, lights and banners can be installed. Tows with standard pickup truck or S.U.V.

      

Design survey

To get some thoughts on what other people thought about a portable set designed for cabarets i constructed a survey and gave 8 people one to fill out on my next visit to Downfield Musical Society.

The question was;

1.Describe using 5 words what the key features for a portable cabaret set design are?

2.What is the first image that comes to mind of what this portable set would look like ?

3.Can you draw it or sketch it ?

Here are the sheets filled out ……

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From these sheets the description words were really helpful.  Some of the words were; simple, lightweight, adjustable, attractive, re-usable, durable and easily assembled. As you can see from the drawings there is a similar thought on what a portable set would look like. From this research i hope to be able to design something that doesn’t look like a typical stage but still defines the area as a performance space.

 

Discussion

Today i spoke to Ross Leslie who is a fourth year interior design student at DJCAD. He is also producing a set design for ‘Into the Woods’ for his final year project so i thought it would be a good idea to have a chat with him to see what he thought about my ideas so far.

After explaining my idea and how i wanted to carry this theme into 4th year Ross suggested that this might be difficult and that i might get bored of doing the same show over the next year. Suggesting that i might be better to concentrate on a smaller part of the back to the 80’s show and then carry the idea of wanting to design for stage production in 4th year but choose a different show that i could design the whole set for. He also gave me a book to have a look at titled Collaborators – UK design for performance. 2003-2007.

Feeling a bit confused however gaining some inspiration from the Collaborators book. I had a chat with our year tutor Linsey and explained that after speaking to Ross i was a bit unsure of where to go next.

I decided that i was going to design a portable set for a that could be used for cabarets. This set will be mainly designed for back to the 80’s show but also easily changed for other performances.

The questions i have to ask myself when designing this are;

1. Is it a theatre with a space ?

2. how do the audience interact ?

3. how many actors can fit on ?

4. how does it change for other shows?

5. is for inside / outside use?

6. Im i going to make this full scale in 8 weeks?

7. what is achievable in 8  weeks ?

8. why is it the way it is ? ie. what research relates to it being designed the way it is.

End of week 1

My ideas so far;

Would like to design a set for the production of back to the 80’s using Downfield Musical Society as my client. Probably only looking at a small part of the show due to the time i have on this project. However i need to think about wether or not i’m going to produce this full scale or drawings and renders.

To move forward i need to ;

Speak to the director to make sure it’s suitable for me to use this show for my project, Get the script from DMS, take photos of DMS theatre space. Speak to a 4th year student dealing with the same idea and make a plan for the time i have left.