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Laura p4

  1. 1. when they finally sewed the thai-burmese border
  2. 2. burma - moei river - thailand
  3. 3. wall - embankment - boardwalk
  4. 4. monsoon season
  5. 5. dry season
  6. 6. freedom bridge columns
  7. 7. freedom bridge
  8. 8. garment factories
  9. 9. informal border piers
  10. 10. formal border crossing
  11. 11. temporary maintenance scaffolding
  12. 12. stateless refugee settlement
  13. 13. informal border crossings ...
  14. 14. ... yet informally supervised ...
  15. 15. ... carrying everything you want ...
  16. 16. ... anywhere you want ...
  17. 17. ... as long as you pay!
  18. 18. first floating structure: safe to sew!
  19. 19. informal customs take their stand
  20. 20. broadening of river for slow calm water ...
  21. 21. ... for steady floating structures ...
  22. 22. ... hanging on to the bridge columns ...
  23. 23. ... and thus expanding downstream!
  24. 24. bracing the scaffolding for permanent use
  25. 25. burmese raise walls - thai add shading
  26. 26. ... the continuous settlement expansion ...
  27. 27. ... using various floating materials ...
  28. 28. ... while a new structure hangs under the bridge ...
  29. 29. ... floating gardens give more autonomy ...
  30. 30. ... meanwhile “safe to sew” continue construction ...
  31. 31. ... an increasing mix of materials is being used ...
  32. 32. ... meanwhile the bracing is finished ...
  33. 33. ... more luxurious houses appear ...
  34. 34. ... meanwhile a façade is being added ...
  35. 35. ... floating grids appear somewhat linearly ...
  36. 36. ... meanwhile the “safe to sew” façade finalizes ...
  37. 37. ... and NGO Cynthia’s clinic moves here to assist!
  38. 38. the hanging factory
  39. 39. elevation of façade construction rst oor space B: cutting rst oor space C: nalizing rst oor space A: preparation and assembly rst oor space C: nalizing elevation, scale 1:50
  40. 40. fragment elevation showing façade construction
  41. 41. fragment cross section showing double floors
  42. 42. cement foot within bamboo segment
  43. 43. timber plates fixed with pegs
  44. 44. steel clamps with welded plate
  45. 45. expanding plastic bottle connection
  46. 46. the floating grid
  47. 47. floating foundation - scale 1:20 migrant bags & plastic bottles rubber tube oil drum
  48. 48. floor materials - scale 1:20 bamboo culp wood boards fibre cement section section section floorplan floorplan floorplan elevation elevation elevation
  49. 49. structure materials - scale 1:20 bamboo eucalyptus teak section section section elevation elevation elevation floorplan floorplan floorplan
  50. 50. wall materials - scale 1:20 woven bamboo wooden planks adobe bags plan plan plan elevation elevation elevation section section section
  51. 51. roof materials - scale 1:20 plastic tarp grass thatch tin sheeting section elevation / roof plan elevation / roof plan elevation / roof plan
  52. 52. do it yourself : garbage collection into life protection C B A A A B C B C A B C
  53. 53. a boat appears at the horizon ...
  54. 54. ... bringing materials for “safe to sew” ...
  55. 55. ... including burmese garments and accesories ...
  56. 56. ... cunningly avoiding formal taxes ...
  57. 57. ... and dropping the goods at the old factory ...
  58. 58. ... where it is checked ...
  59. 59. ... and temporarily stored ...
  60. 60. ... 1st floor - room A : preparation of rolls ...
  61. 61. ... 1st floor - room B : fabric is cut in patterns ...
  62. 62. ... ground floor : parts are sewn together ...
  63. 63. ... boxed products are moved down ...
  64. 64. ... meanwhile a boat awaits the final products ...
  65. 65. ... with a truck to be dropped somwhere on shore ...
  66. 66. ... but there is still one thing to do ...
  67. 67. ... lets pay that officer ...
  68. 68. ... just a fraction of what formal taxes would have been ...
  69. 69. ... then off to the back road ...
  70. 70. ... where formal checkpoints are avoided ...
  71. 71. ... the officer is happy ...
  72. 72. ... and so are wel all!
  73. 73. but I still have some things to do! 1 - build bamboo joint details 1:1 ( cum: concrete / steel / plastic / wood ) 2 - make a 1:20 model of the factory ( big! ) 3 - make a site model with a floating grid game 4 - design your own floating refugee house game 5 - prove floating bottles on the gracht

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