Dress Rehersal

BSc Year 3
Composed of rib-like elements, easily mountable with a simple lock and joint system, the Dress Rehersal is a highly adaptable and multifunctional framework.
It can be configured into an array of spatial compositions from a circular enclosure, encompassing both audience and actors in an intimate setting, to smaller formations, that delimitate a number of spaces, to suggesting a threshold or inducing movement.
Cardiff, Wales
2nd Place

A covering can easily be suspended from the top of the ribs to form a roof; fabric can be wrapped around the ribs to form a fabric wall or screen.

 

COME IN

COME IN

-SET YOUR MIND AFREE-

REST ON MY RIBS AND BONES,

AS I BLAKET YOU WITH DREAMS

THAT VENTURE VERSE AND PROSE...

A BENCH, NEST, STAGE OR CASTLE

AN ARC OR A WALL, A SHELTERING CIRCLE...

RIGID OR SOFT, EXPOSED OR A SHIELD;

YOU NAME IT, I'LL BE IT.

DRESS

REHERSAL

Assembly

 

1.Cut FINSA materials into shapes

2. Load parts onto their minivan

5. Rotate and lock rib feet

3. Slot upper and lower bench units into allotted holes on rib

4. Insert opposite bench ends into secondary rib

6. Continue as necessary & secure benches with dowel joints (see next diagram)

Holes punched lengthways through ribs to accommodate dowels

Dowels ringed for easier insertion & removal

holes in ribs line up with holes in bench elements to allow dowel to slide seamlessly

rib feet rotate to ensure maximum structural stability