Less is More.

As part of their emerging engagement with technology and design, Level 4 students designed and fabricated spaghetti structures over a quick 90 minutes to provide frame supports for their chosen objects. This exercise draws on their investigations, survey work, critical observations and research into the new project site, the elegant Victorian lift and Pavilion Concorde 2 at Madeira Drive in Brighton. Some surprising results were observed in what produced the most efficient solution – and much excitement as frames were tested to destruction. The winning two schemes carried 150 times the self weight of the structure itself. In the case of structural efficiency, like the Victorian engineers before, less was definitely more.