Dessau International School of Architecture | DIA | Spring 2012
with Claudia, Elen, Angela, Raushana, Manthas, Sham instructor ALEXANDER KALACHEV
The challenge was to produce a module that is flexible, stable and also has the ability to grow in various directions. By multiplying, this module would then transform into a shed.
The initial step was to develop a 3-dimensional module from the most basic geometry which was a square using cutting and bending. From the multiple options produced, we chose a simple yet elegant component. Our main criteria were flexibility, stability and also the aesthetic quality of the component. After experimenting with different materials, including paper, plastic and wood, we decided to use wood. On one hand, building the component with wood was challenging as it involved the process of bending; however, on the other hand, it provided more structural stability when compared with the other materials. Aside from the spinal length, the component was designed with minimal linearity. The flexibility in the wood was achieved by adding moisture to it.