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Harris Museum Makerspace: A Modular Optimisation Strategy for the Spatial Configuration around Machines

Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsDesign

Publication date29/06/2016
Media of outputDrawing
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Harris Museum in Preston commissioned a design report and construction of a Harris 'Makerspace' in their existing ground floor computer room in the Grade I listed building. This required the audit and spatial planning of all machines, and the proposal of a modular, multi-adaptable and mobile secure making and display system. The furniture system is based on a single repeating module, which has capacity to shrink or grow according to use. The project also involved the design and construction of a mobile, kinetic exhibition space which could be relocated to any room within the museum for the purposes of display. The Preston Makerspace accommodates a full calendar of local community interest groups who use the space to discuss, plan, craft and build together.

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