Project 1.1 "Column: Resisting Compression", by Vorapat Phornprapha

Resisting Compression is the ideal feature for a column, being able to withstand the load and gravity, as well as supporting the infrastructure. This column is designed to accumulate a large surface area from above while occupying minimum space on the ground. This allows the circulation space to be used efficiently and the structure to maintain itself.  

The main structure for this column is four huge timber arranged to form a windmill formation with a slant edge facing outwards. These slant column were reinforced by the stacks of smaller pieces of timber with a simple wood joint, yet together formed an extremely sturdy structure preventing the main structure from buckling as well as allowing the transparency of sight to be embed in.