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  • Imagining the Forest

    Author: Emily Johnson Between the 12th and 18th of June, structures began to sprout out of the ground at Bushey Norwood. Within the week, four pavilions were designed and constructed on the National Trust site by a group of Architecture...

  • Live from the HIVE

    Some days experimental research is just adding data points to a developing time series but other days mark a turning point. Today is such a day Walls built; Mortar cured; Cavities closed; Time to turn on the taps! Well not...

  • Winning the IMechE UAS Challenge with Team Bath Drones

    Author: Hemant Chudasama Over the past year, 8 Aerospace and 4 Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering final year MEng students, have been working together as Team Bath Drones to design an autonomous drone for the annual global IMechE Unmanned Aircraft...

  • Introducing our lunar rover: Aqua Lunae

    Author: William Easdown Since October my team of eight students from Bath SpaceSoc, Aqua Lunae, has been working on a small lunar rover engineering model for the national UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition. The competition challenges teams from UK universities to...

  • The importance of being pretentious - Part Two

    In Part One of this entry, I argued how more pretentiousness could lead to better engagement between scientists and non-scientists. In Part Two, I’ll use myself as a guinea pig to give an example of how this might work in...

  • The Destruction of Memory

    Why is architectural heritage targeted in war? And what can we do to protect it? Based on the book by architecture critic Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory reveals the destruction wrought by instances of cultural genocide across the world. Through exploring contemporary struggles, including the...

  • Passive House For All

    The 2017 international Passive House conference was set against a backdrop of reducing carbon emissions in Europe and the need to divest from fossil fuels to meet both national and local targets. Energy efficiency is key to this and passive...

  • Drilling into polyurethane foam

    Continuing my investigation into the properties of both low and high density polyurethane foams and their suitability for 3D printing, the drilling resistance of test specimens was measured. Interfaces are a crucial element in 3D printing and the aim of...

  • Questions and answers on the Basil Spence project

    Author: Emma Moberg In his introduction to this project, Martin reminded us that “vision without action is a day dream”, and similarly, “action without vision is a nightmare”. Even though I thought it fairly apparent at the time, I would...