Project 1.3, "Crossed Loop Modular System" by Vipavee Weerarattrakoon

Architectural Elements

Part1.3: Wall
Crossed Loop Modular System

             The Modules were developed from the previous phase in which they are not just representing just one structural element-beam but can potentially be stacked together to form a rigid structure as a whole. However, the old modules can only be stacked in a single direction vertically so as for creating a wall, the modules need to be able to connect horizontally as well.

            The new modular system was developed by flipping the old modules which form an octagonal shape that form a loop when the two units are interlocked together which then can be connected both vertically, upward or downward, as well as continuing horizontally or sideways.

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                 Each module are in very large scale with the center square of 4x4 meters. So when all the modules are assembled together, they created interesting spatial qualities. The vertical elements can be defined as 'walls' or the vertical boundary while the horizontal elements act as 'floors' or the horizontal boundary. 

                   Different variation of boundaries are created when the modules are connected and interlocked together. More variation can be made by filling up the center of the module either vertically or horizontally which will result in a more enclosed space. The interlock between regular modules and the one that are filled up  created contrast between what is considered to be 'voids' and 'rooms'. The voids are the modules that has gap in the middle so it can create relationship and interaction among different levels while the rooms are the modules that are enclosed veritally and horizontally which can form a more private space.