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RESEARCH     CONCEPT
RESEARCH     CONCEPT
CONTENTS. Research 01 02 03 04  1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  Ironbridge Power Station Introduction History, Structure   Constructi...
IRONBRIDGE POWER STATION
     Certainly, it has to be said that this was a cut above the average industrial construction. While buildings of this n...
IRONBRIDGE POWER STATION  INTRODUCTION. Located in central Shropshire, Ironbridge power station is known for its famous ru...
Imagine connecting two circles with elastic strings, then twist the top circle and watch the elastic strings appear to cur...
oling the first co t u o b a le c s arti g of a new Paper clippin .K. eU towers in th  IRONBRIDGE POWER STATION  HISTORY  ...
          There   s quite a lot of nostalgia associated with the cooling towers, and people have tried to see if they can ...
IRONBRIDGE POWER STATION  LOCALS VIEWS.  37 24 17 14    of people would like to see the building converted into a power st...
IRONBRIDGE POWER STATION  HOW IT WORKS. Natural draught cooling towers work on evaporative cooling. The hot water and stea...
IRONBRIDGE GORGE
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Map 1 5000 Roads Footpaths Rail  IRONBRIDGE GORGE  SITE. The power station cooling towers are situated on the south bank o...
IRONBRIDGE GORGE  GEOLOGY. Ironbridge gorge is known as the Birthplace of the industrial revolution, this would not have h...
Hay meadows were once a common sight through the locality, as elsewhere in Britain, but are now confined to small pockets ...
IRONBRIDGE GORGE  ECOSYSTEMS. The diverse ecology of the site has lead to a diverse set of ecosystems. The slopes of the g...
IRONBRIDGE GORGE  WILDLIFE. A you would expect from a diverse set of ecosystems a rich selection of wildlife call Ironbrid...
IRONBRIDGE GORGE  INDUSTRIAL HISTORY. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution was the Ironbridge gorge in Shropshire. ...
STRUCTURES LIKE COOLING TOWERS
STRUCTURES LIKE COOLING TOWERS  CAVES. Cooling towers and caves have similarities, obvious from first sight. They are larg...
STRUCTURES LIKE COOLING TOWERS  MONOLITHS. Monoliths are defined as  an upright block  they work within their landscapes b...
STRUCTURES LIKE COOLING TOWERS  RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS. Churches are perhaps the most similar structures to cooling towers ev...
STRUCTURES LIKE COOLING TOWERS  OCULUS. The oculus is a structural feature that has been used all over the world for thous...
MONOLITHS
MONOLITHS  GROUPS. Does a monolith have to sit alone in its landscape  Taken out of the context of a city a skyscraper wou...
MONOLITHS  MATERIALS. When it come to the external finish of monolithic buildings the use of a single material is most com...
MONOLITHS  FORM.  An upright block of stone  is how monoliths are defined  upright  implies that it must be taller then it...
The interior carries on the theme of detail via material texture, however here it is much more organic. Tree trunks once o...
MONOLITHS  CASE STUDY, PETER ZUMTHOR. Monolith    m  n    l      Noun  1 a large single upright block of stone, especially...
The stark, white, single material walls inside this building are the perfect backdrop for the art exhibited here which is ...
MONOLITHS  CASE STUDY, DAVID CHIPPERFIELD. Monolith    m  n    l      Noun  1 a large single upright block of stone, espec...
REFLECTIVE SPACES
REFLECTIVE SPACES  RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS. In recent decades religious buildings have taken on much different forms that thei...
REFLECTIVE SPACES  NON RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS. Reflective spaces do not have to be religions many are labelled as spiritual a...
REFLECTIVE SPACES  NATURE. Nature is an important part of reflective spaces from traditional zen gardens to modern memoria...
REFLECTIVE SPACES  SAFETY. The sense of security and safety in a reflective space is another important feature. Some examp...
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5  REFLECTIVE SPACES  SCALE.  4  On all previous pages when comparisons have been made between the cooling towers and othe...
RESEARCH     CONCEPT
COOLING TOWER STRUCTURE
COOLING TOWER STRUCTURE  MODEL. In this model I recreate the steel structure found in cooling tower. Using elastic bands t...
CYCLES
CYCLES  SAMSARA. Samsara is a word that describes process of reincarnation and is linked with karma. In Sanskrit it transl...
CYCLES  WATER. When looking at cycles, perhaps the most common, which most people are taught in school, is the water cycle...
CYCLES  MATERIALS. Materials go through cycles of weathering, woods silver metals rust and stone erodes. When metals are f...
TRANSITIONS
ProtectionThe protective nature of the space should act almost like a womb. The user should feel protected, safe and small...
Pre conversion- The sound is uncontrolled, a heavy flow of water is constantly pouring in the tower and splashing into the...
TRANSITIONS  TEMPERATURE. The inner workings of the tower meant that temperatures ranged from 40-60C  , in the proposed de...
TRANSITIONS  SOUND. Sound was consent as it accompanied the falling of the water however in the proposed the sound is mini...
TRANSITIONS  LIGHT. Light in the working tower was constantly hazed by the steam rising however it was never obscured in a...
TRANSITIONS  MOVEMENT. Movement in the cooling tower was a constant flow of water with no start or stop, people will repla...
TRANSITIONS  CONCLUSION. These models represents what was compared to what is proposed within the cooling tower. Movement,...
MODELS
SITE MODEL  MAKING. The first stage in creating my site model was to build a 3D model of the land that surrounds my buildi...
SITE MODEL  COMPLETE.  35
BUILDING MODEL  MAKING. The first stage in creating my building model was to glue and clamp pieces of pine together, then ...
BUILDING MODEL  COMPLETE.  37