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Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Making Of - The Concrete and Wood Strip Table, Doha...


A few images of the process of making the concrete profiles for the Concrete and Wood Strip Table. The profiles were made at the R&D Lab of Readymix Qatar in the old industrial area in Doha. The beech wood frame and profiles/ strips were made by the Gulf International, a carpentry shop also based in the old industrial area (unfortunately I didn't have a chance to take any photos of this process of making)... 

 The various raw materials are weighted, poured in and combined within the mixer... 

 A number of, very accurately measured, additives are added to the mixture...

 Slooow pour... 

 Two separate batches were made, one using a larger aggregate, stained white, that allows liquid to pass through the volume of the profile. The second batch, using a slightly gray stained concrete, provided a set of concrete strips much more solid and weighty... 

The concrete strip moulds (also made by Gulf International)... 

 The concrete is poured/ scooped into the moulds...

The highly textured aggregate is compacted within the moulds...  

The now filled moulds are evened out...  

The completed casts...  

The 'other' batch of concrete casts...  

A porous concrete strip...  

 A non-porous concrete strip...


An early rendering/ rendition of the Concrete & Wood Strip Table...  

Renderings of the concrete moulds...  

A 3D (Z-Corp) printed model of the Concrete & Wood Strip Table... 

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