Xiao Von CHUA - Catalogue
Interlocking-based Flat Pack System
One for all, all for one
This project is about interlocking-based flat pack system. An interlocking-based flat pack design is able to create spaces when required, such as an Exhibition Venue proposed on the site of Hudson Yards, New York. The proposal is based on the rhombic dodecahedra that is able tessellate three-dimensional space. The geometry's main advantage is its ability to grow diagonally, therefore not limiting to vertical and horizontal growth. With the advantages of flat packing, this material system is envisioned to deploy on site to meet the large scale and varying programmatic demands of the city. Variations within the system are generated via porosity change that maintains the same connection detail and scale change that requires an adaptor component.
A system that is one for all, all for one.
Model showing growth strategy of circular unit
Perspective view of cube-based interlocking flat pack model
Axonometric drawing of cube-based interlocking flat pack design
Axonometric drawing of built prototype with assembly sequence
One cluster of prototype at scale 1 to 2
Joint between clusters of prototype at scale 1 to 2
Sectional perspective of interlocking-based flat pack system's proposal in Hudson Yards, New York