Material Layering

So after my initial studies with the climate-influenced typical construction methods, I was interest in the hybrid between the more permanent, sturdy, thermally massive structural walls (useful for the storage/office spaces) in conjunction with the lighter, more weaved materials that allow for air movement, light filtration and the potential to expand/move/adapt its configuration.

These studies explore materials that are our comparable to rudimentary methods of making. Looking at rope, a basic wire frame and plastic twist ties I thought these studies were useful, in some sense ignoring a sense of scale– because they can be scaled up.

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Wire Mesh woven together

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twist ties

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Combination of a wire frame and plastic twist ties– this would enable changing forms

The purpose of exploring multiple building materials allows then for the certain materials to take on certain roles. The attempt here is that by not relying on the outer materials for as much weather resistance and thermal massing, the exterior structures can take on lighter properties, and by being more diaphanous, can create patterns with light and create a different architectural atmosphere. While the thicker, more structurally substantial walls are important, these in contrast lend themselves to more adaptability in form and use.

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