ali ahmed | Studio

Marisol / 2017

Award winning solar-charging environment, granted $10,000 to design and fabricate over 5 months in Kogan Plaza, Washington DC.

 

Industrial Design, Landscape, Fabrication, Construction

 

How can we take a charging station for computers and devices in a university campus, and use it to help remove the stigma behind solar energy, whilst retaining a beautiful, coherently designed space?

material

size

Cypress wood, galvanize steel

450 square feet / 42 square meters


CLIENT

COMPLETION

George Washington University

October 2017

PRESS

ROLE 

 

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Industrial Design Lead (team of 13)


SKILLS

Fusion 360: t-splines and surfacing, KeyShot, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Manual woodwork, Manual metal machining, 3D printing (models).

 
 
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essence

Three main components:

01  solar panels 

02  seating

03  desk designated for work

 

CONCEPT STUDIES + research

By process of sketching and interviewing various students, the team began to understand what the space needed, and what we could not afford with our deadline.

Sketches + CAD Concepts > 3D printed models

 

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This meant producing over 50 CAD models and 100s of sketches.

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Fabrication : machine shop

 

The fabrication process took place in two places: machine shop and on-site construction, all conducted and worked on by the student team.

Fabrication : on-site construction

 

Final work after construction.

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