ERRATIC BLOCK: parametric house


/project by Dorota Kabala, Verena Vogler


The project has been developed during a time period of moreless 8 weeks in the STUDIO of Digital Tectonics. The first approach was to design a house which is connected to its site and which is changable in many ways. It could adapt to its environment, to its users or to any other parameter.

The site we devided in 3 different spaces: COMMON, PRIVATE and STORAGE. By implementing parameter for each space the user could decide which area (m²), hight or lenght each space should have. This principle is working in a matrix of 3 X 3 (spaces).

It was important to us to leave the front fasade very strict and plane while the backfasade and the outer frame of the building will adopt to the specific parameters.







We used one single component as a base. By changing the parameter of the opening we had suddenly 3 different components for privat, common and storage space. These we implemented in the pattern of the backfasade. So while observing this face of the house one could read the 3 different spaces from outside.


We used two methods to fabricate physical parametric models.






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