The Three Pears - model 2

This second model investigates further the interlocking relationship of the three 'pears'. Whilst the composition overall is developed, equal attention is given to the practical structural considerations that will be incorporated into the proposed work. Model number three is currently being produced and with the assistance of structural engineers: Consequently changes to the composition and design will be developed. The proposed work is envisaged has being twenty-five metres in height.

The second model introduced two curved vertical supports, sloping to one side and with middle sections removed. The horizontal arms are also curved along their plane, each with an open area in the shape of a single leaf. An arch to imply a canopy of leaves is noted by the shallow curved laminated section 100 mm width shown reaching over from the ends of each horizontal arm. This model has also introduced a viewing platform and two stairways shown in perspex. The design of the 'pears' has become curved slightly with additional laminated oak bands 30mm width at either end, so increasing the sense of mass

Materials: Oak veneer laminated to shuttering board (three pears), English oak (vertical and horizontal supports), Cotswold stone, glue Dimensions: 600 x 600 x 450 mm approx Envisaged scale of proposed work: 25 x 25 x 20 metres

Model 2

Model 2

Model 2

Model 2

Detail showing the viewing platform and descending stairway. The ascending stairway enters from right (Not shown)

Detail showing an oak laminate band to increase mass to either end of the 'pear' features

Detail of platform: Notice the shallow rise and fall of the Cotswold stone base and surrounding oak frame. Cotswold stone blocks represent seating