Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology / WilkinsonEyre
WilkinsonEyre has completed an undergraduate village for the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. The landscaped village of timber modular-housing pods, with communal amenities and a central social and learning hub, is based within the Dyson Malmesbury Campus in Wiltshire. As well as establishing a new typology in student accommodation, the project breaks ground in the design, masterplanning and precision engineering of truly modular prefabricated building technologies for rapid construction.
Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is a new model of learning that integrates a higher education campus into the context of commercial industry, research and development. The village is where a new generation of engineering students will live while they work alongside the Dyson Global Engineering Team and study for an engineering degree. The pioneering approach to materials and construction, and fresh thinking on student wellbeing echoes the ethos of innovation that runs throughout the campus.
戴森工程技术学院(Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology)是一所将高等教育校园与商业工业、研究和开发结合起来的新型学习模式。这个村庄是新一代工程专业学生的居住地，他们将与戴森全球工程团队一起工作，并攻读工程学位。在材料和建筑方面的开创性方法，以及对学生福祉的新鲜思考，呼应了贯穿校园的创新精神。
The village is designed to accommodate up to 50 Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology students plus visiting Dyson staff. The high-quality living pods are fabricated from cross-laminate timber (CLT) in a factory for rapid on-site assembly. The pods are arranged in units, two to three-stories high, to create a welcoming social space and an appealing addition to the campus alongside the larger industrial buildings.
Certain clusters involve some pods cantilevered by up to three metres, pushing the structural properties of CLT. The pods are also designed to harness CLT’s thermal massing, and provide high quality and energy efficient living spaces. In terms of aesthetics, the timber has been left exposed through the pods’ internal spaces, including the kitchens and bathrooms, to create warm and natural living environments throughout.
With wellbeing as a prime design consideration, each pod has been designed with natural ventilation and large, triple-glazed windows, individually angled to give each resident an expansive view across the campus. The pods are clad externally with aluminium rainscreen panels, and depending on their position within each unit, given sedum-covered roofs.
Measuring 8m x 4m, each pod has open-plan accommodation comprising an entrance zone with an adjacent shower and toilet, a central bedroom area and a work/living space, positioned to optimise the generous levels of natural light. The pods were manufactured off-site and each unit was delivered to site fully fitted, with bespoke furniture and built-in storage, before being craned into position.
尺寸为8m x 4m，每个舱都有开放式的房间，包括入口区域，相邻的淋浴和厕所，中央卧室区域和工作/生活空间，这些位置都优化了自然光线的水平。吊舱是在非现场制造的，在吊装到位之前，每个单元都被完全安装到现场，配有定制的家具和内置存储。
The pods are arranged in a variety of cluster configurations, within a crescent-shaped site, following the curve of a surrounding landscaped embankment. Each cluster consists of up to six units, including a shared kitchen and laundry space at mid entry level, and an entry area with reception and storage. To create the feel of a student village, each pod has its own front door, with lower pods opening onto landscaped garden, and higher ones accessed by paths on curved earth ramps and stairs to the upper level.
The dynamic variety of configurations lends an informal, residential character to the village. Green spaces and pathways determine user movement through the village and mediate connections between the residential accommodation and the communal clubhouse, named the Roundhouse, at the centre.
Photographs: Peter Landers
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Altro, Bailey, Camira, Dyson, PERGO, 1st Floor, Anodised aluminium rainscreen cladding, Brise Soleil, Curtain Walling, Dales, Floor, Lighting (Roundhouse), Louvres, Metalwork, QGS, Revit, Slatted Timber Wall Lining, Stil Acoustics
Lead Architects: WilkinsonEyre
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
M&E Consultant: _Hydrock
Landscape Consultant: Grant Associates
QS: Turner & Townsend
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend
Cdm Coordinator:Turner & Townsend
Approved Building Inspector:JHAI
Main Contractor:Roundhouse Beard Pods: CD
Gross Internal Floor Area:individual pods 26sqm each. 1,612sqm for all the pods combined. Exact GIA for the roundhouse unknown.
Gross (Internal + External) Floor Area:(both gross external) 1,060sqm for the roundhouse. 200sqm roof terrace. Pods, 32sqm each.
Carbon Dynamic began in 2010 from a farm building in Ardross and has since manufactured over 40 timber modular buildings.
Carbon Dynamic has expanded via a nissen hut, shipping containers and inflatable workshop and now occupies a 4000m2 factory in Invergordon.
We have a full compliment of in-house expertise to take projects forward and we use state of the art CAD software to produce 3D models and create interactive virtual reality experiences allowing clients to see exactly what the end product will look like.
We also work hard to provide all of the information required for a seamless planning and building warrant process and onwards throughout manufacturing, delivery and assembly on site.