Former MSc Student| Project Manager and Parametric engineer @ Respace
Modularity of discrete building blocks can be a way to reach efficient production processes as well as diverse housing solutions by means of combinatorial variations. This method has been used in pavilion and furniture designs, but only briefly for housing solutions, mostly the main references can be found in game design – such as Lego. The goal of this research is to devise a methodology to design a small set of stackable timber elements to form both a structure and the inner shells of a building that can be configured into versatile and affordable housing units using combinatorial design and compression-only structures (which is designed based on equilibrium). This leads to an accessible and open-ended building system that strives to be as simple as laying out a Lego structure. More information can be found here.