W2016 – Day 11 – Last efforts


We all love it!!

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Today being the second-to-last day of the workshop, we were to complete the final steps of the design. This included both, lifting the roof and painting the prototype. We were slowly beginning to realize that the roof would be too heavy to be supported on two thin points of the walls. Muthu confirmed our suspicion when he said, “There needs to be a pillar in the centre to support this”.

In the morning, as soon as everyone gathered, we lifted the roof together. It was quite the task to get it into place but as soon as it was up, the prototype looked complete and the workers exclaimed, “The design is very beautiful!”. After this we began to mix the cements with the pigments and to mix the colours and begin mixing.

After the break, we continued to document the work by taking interviews and pictures of all the workers and students alike. Many of us began to realise what exactly we learnt through the entire workshop and began to reflect on many mistakes and misconceptions that occurred. Tomorrow being the last day, we have a few site visits planned and of course more group pictures!

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