Materials for Design Proposal:
- Corten Steel Sheets – 2300mm x 2800mm x 5mm
- Aluminium Sheet – 2800 x 1200 x 3mm
- Volcanic Basalt – 1800m diameter x 40mm
- Radiata Pine Decking – 150mm x 40mm
- Radiata Full Rounds – 350mm diameter
- Radiata Round Balusters & Baluster Rails – 75mm diameter
- Masonry Anchor Bolts – M20 x 170 mm
- Galvanised Screw Bolt – M12 x 100mm
- Stainless Steel Decking Screws – 10G x 90 Bugle, Square Drive, T17
- Resene Exterior Woodcare Stain – Bark Colour
- Dulux Design Rust Effect Powder Coat
- Elipta Luminax RGB Recessed Light – 24W
- Trade Mortar
- Sign Glass- 2100mm x 800mm x 45mm
Fabrication, Construction and Staging
Materials Needed: Corten Steel Sheets – 2300mm x 2800mm x 5mm, Dulux Design Rust Effect Powder Coat, Masonry Anchor Bolts – M20 x 170 mm, Volcanic Basalt – 1800m diameter x 40mm, Trade Mortar, Sign Glass – 2100mm x 800mm x 45mm
- The first step in the fabrication process for the shroud is to laser cut/router the pattern and entrance arches out of 2 sheets of corten steel. Two sheets of steel per shroud as steel is difficult to roll and shape and dividing into 2 parts allows ease of fabrication.
- Second step is to heat and roll each corten steel sheet into the semi circles which will create the 1800mm diameter cylindrical shroud.
- The thrid step is to weld the rolled semi circles together to create cylinder pod, and file/sand the welds to create a seamless join. Cover smoothed joins with rust effect powder coating to bring back rust look after sanding.
- Fourth step is to cut the 1800mm diameter circular ceiling out of a sheet of corten steel, and weld this on top also filing and sanding weld to create smooth join. Cover smoothed joins with rust effect powder coating to bring back rust look after sanding.
- Step five is to bolt the steel shrouds down onto the basalt base using masonry anchor bolts.
- The tea information signs are engraved with a laser cutter and slotted into the basalt platform and secured with mortar.
Materials Needed: Radiata Pine Decking – 150mm x 40mm, Radiata Full Rounds – 350mm diameter, Radiata Round Balusters & Baluster Rails – 75mm diameter, Galvanised Screw Bolt – M12 x 100mm, Stainless Steel Decking Screws – 10G x 90 Bugle, Square Drive, T17, Resene Exterior Woodcare Stain – Bark Colour
- Dig and concrete in structural full round posts
- Bolt pine beams on to full round posts
- Secure pine decking (of various lengths) onto beams using stainless steel screws.
- Secure every tenth upright balusters on to decking
- Secure baluster horizontal rails between every tenth baluster, attaching the additional balusters to these rails using screws.
- Secure handrails to balusters using stainless steel screws.
- Stain handrails and balusters with a bark coloured stain
Materials Needed: Corten Steel Sheets – 2300mm x 2800mm x 5mm, Aluminium Sheet – 2800 x 1200 x 3mm, Masonry Anchor Bolts – M20 x 170 mm, Dulux Design Rust Effect Powder Coat
- Secure the 8 upright aluminium posts into the structural decking posts
- Weld circular roll formed aluminium rails to the top of the 8 posts.
- Laser cut/router pattern into 8 sheets (that will create 7m diameter cylinder) of corten steel
- Roll the sheets into desired curved and weld together and onto the posts and rail
- File, sand, and powder coat seams for finish.
- Cut, and roll aluminium sheet into 7m diameter x 1 metre high cone roof, powder coat with rust effect for finish.
Materials Needed: Elipta Luminax RGB Recessed Light – 24W
- Lumimax RGB is a nine colour led light – recessed into the ceiling of the shrouds and hut creating downlighting which casts shadows outside the structyures. It has a frosted lens and provides a focused 30 degree beam for uplighting and downlighting trees, facades or walls.
- The ceiling of the shroud structures have three cut out holes each to install the recessed lights, secured by a spring mechanism and waterproofed by a rubber seal.
Power cords run under the deck to all the structures to rpovide elecritcity for lighting and hot water
Water pipes to be installed from the watering source at the gardens to run underneath the decking to the central hut and up into the filtered tap which heats and cleans the water.
- Metal engineer
- Laser cutter/router operator
- Delivery services for material transportation
Location: Tea Counter
The Host – My design proposal requires a host/waiter who operates the tea counter to serve people tea. This position is vital in my design as they will be delivering the service of the tea experience directly to visitors/public. They need to be well informed about native New Zealand plants, specifically the five tea plants entangled in this tea walk atmospheric experience. They will be warm, welcoming, friendly and helpful in assigning people with one of the five teas which would be most beneficial to them, if they have issues with choosing. People can of course choose to try all five teas as they wish. The role of the host is to inform and make all feel welcome. They will go in to detail of the history of Maori medicine if people wish to learn more. They will be the essence of the experience and they will physically provide visitors with the sacred, tactile tea drinking ceremony and experience.