Project 1.1, "The Diamond Column" by Pongsatorn Jongaroontaprangsee

For this project, it begin with the study of how such a geometric form can be locked each other and create themselves into the strong structure. Then, I end up with the the interlocking system of four pyramid shapes and attaching at the middle like a prism. From this structure, pyramids at the top and bottom act itself as the base and cap of the middle parts (body) in order to lock the column into position and make it stabilize.

Thus, the final model of column really look similar to the prototype, however, I adapted the steel frame strucutre for creating the body of column that make the column look lighter but still be strong. The pattern used for steel frame is inspired from the pattern of diamond which provide a very strong structure and also used for the skeleton of paneling system in later on.