Project 1.1 "Column: Resisting Compression", by Sonthep Photong

In the beginning of this project, we designed inside out of the building. We started with designing the main structure of the building which is column. Columns take a important role of the main supporting structure of the building, but it also take up a lot of spaces. However, I try design column that is able to carry load for a wider area with take a lesser attach area on the ground level. 

My column is inspired from tree and idea of distributing loads from many points to only one small point on the ground.  

Prototype 1

Prototype 2