Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More Prototyping on the Stop's Night Market Cart

Several people have already asked us about the nature of the prototypes that the [R]ed[U]x Lab Team has been assembling for The Stop Night Market cart.  The team will showcase more and more as the event comes closer however we promise the design will be as memorable as the food that will be served on the two evenings.  Here are some additional prototypes the team has been working on - those who are able to put the pieces together will realize what the final outcome will be.  The anticipation is palpable!

As an aside, tickets to The Stop's Night Market went on sale today at noon and apparently sold out in approximately an hour! This is incredible given that this year there are twice as many tickets (as there are two evenings) as the previous year! Congratulations to those who were able to quickly jump online and an even greater congratulations goes to The Stop for raising so much money for so valuable a cause!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Best Foot Forward in Akimbo

The Best Foot Forward installation at the Stantec Window Gallery was posted up online on the Akimbo website.  Nice to see the installation in perspective with the rest of the former McGregor Sock Factory! We genuinely appreciate the help and support of not only the [R]ed[U]x Lab team that put it all together, but also the great hosts, Stantec, especially Karen and her team.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Night Market Cart 2013 Prototyping

There are several ideas in the works pertaining to the serving units that the [R]ed[U]x Lab Night Market team is entertaining.  Here is Sarah showcasing a design that Naveed proposed to the group.  The souvenir and portable capacity of the design reflects the larger idea behind the design... which we will reveal soon enough! The Night Market Team has been busy developing prototypes that prove to be both engaging as keepsakes from the evening, while also integrating the larger cart design's play with light.

ING Cart Continues

Apparently when it rains it certainly pours! In a rather interesting coincidence, the [R]ed[U]x Lab teams have been busy putting together two carts at the same time! Currently the group is putting together the ING Direct community outreach cart while simultaneously working on the Night Market 2013 cart.  Fortunately the group has a great resource in the Department of Architectural Science workshop!

As you can see, Fil and Tiff have begun the CNC work for the ING Cart.  Unlike the Night Market cart design, the ING Cart calls for mobility and deployability so the assembly and reassembly of components had to be thought of. More importantly, another parameter that the team had to deal with was the size of the transport - the entire cart had to be able to fit in the back of a car! Fortunately Tiff serves as a great benchmark to get a sense of scale.