New assignment coming through.

So before I start on the new assignment, I went to search on the definition of 間 MA’s OBSCURE CITY of VOIDS.

So after a bit of research, I can roughly guess what this project is about. To my understanding, it is about creating or designing a building or architecture with the use of voids. Or an installation as in the previous lesson we did some sounds and our homework was to interpret the rhythm and express it.

However, I feel that this project is somehow related to gestalt and the use of negative space. To my understanding, gestalt is about the overall view rather than a part of it. And there is also a combination of meaning in it – smaller part has a different meaning than the overall view.

Other than that, I also did a research on Modular structure.

Based on Wikipedia, Modular design, or “modularity in design”, is a design approach that subdivides a system into smaller parts called modules or skids, that can be independently created and then used in different systems.

Other sources states that Modular Architecture refers to the design of any system composed of separate components that can be connected together. The beauty of modular architecture is that you can replace or add any one component (module) without affecting the rest of the system.

Some examples of Modular design:

Plugin Tower

What I like from this modular design that, it can be added on and expand the building by just repeating the basic form. (source)

Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Similarly to the first example, this modular design for plants can be extend to the gardener’s preferences. (source)

BA_LIK / Vallo Sadovsky Architects

Among the 3 examples, this is my favourite modular design. As firstly, it has a minimal design. Secondly each component of the design can be extended and separated for different purposes.

To conclude modular design, from my understand,  is a part that can be added on by repeating the same part. Other than that, different purpose can be inserted when the parts are separated or compact together.

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