In 2010 we produced a series of black and white and later colour scans of 55/02 - a shelter on the north shore of Keilder Water, Northumberland. 55/02 is the product of a collaboration, between architect Sixteen*Makers and metal fabricator Stahlbogen. We used the scanning process as a tool for checking the actual product against idealised digital designs.
For the practice ‘55/02’ marks the latest manifestation of many years of tacit experimentation, training and collaboration in design and manufacturing processes. This is fuelled by a fascination with making and the ever increasing synthesis of digital design and manufacturing techniques. Because of the intimate relationship between the designers and makers 55/02 never had a single set of construction drawings but existed as a series of tactile tests and digital representations. In this instance these scans come to represent the closest to an 'as built' set of drawings for this project.
We were fortunate enough to exhibit one of these images at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2010 to critical acclaim.