As promised, here are some photos of the Design Village projects that were constructed today.
The structures pictured are from both first year Cal Poly architecture and architectural engineering students as well as students from other colleges.
Those from other schools were competing against one another with their designs. The Cal Poly first year students were not a part of the competition. Their structures were strictly a part of their studio class assignment.
“Architorture” blog author Celina Oseguera
A structure composed of mostly umbrellas.
All three structures were from the same student group.
A structure further up the Design Village hill.
According to the builders, the tent reacts to sunlight. When the rays make contact, the tent fabric expands to let in more air and light. It does this with the help of internal components connected to the fabric which force it to expand.
Although not a mobile home in society’s sense, it is in a literal sense. The middle portions of this structure move in a circular motion when a person lays back or forward on the mobile portion.
Another view of the “mobile home.”
A group relaxes on their structure after a long day of construction.
This structure has a trampoline-like platform. As shown here, one of the constructers uses this bouncy floor to jump to the converged metal poles.
An architecture student sits atop of the “trampoline” structure. He reached it by jumping on the structure’s trampoline-like floor to the top.
A Design Village group sets up colorful hammocks inside their structure.
This entire structure, sans a few poles that hold it together, is made of cardboard.
A structure with colorful wave-like components, making it appear like a bright tidal wave.
A group of students take a rest after construction.
Although the structure seems like just a black blob of material, it actually has more exciting capabilities. It can both expand out and contract back.
This sail-like structure is capable of holding several people on its platform.
This colorful mass has internal room for several people to sleep in.
An inside view of the colorful structure.
This museum-looking structure sits midway up the Design Village area hill.
A structure made up of wooden shapes. Also covered with LED lights.