This project approaches the Dingbat construction as a series of ever-expandable agencies yielding to spatial and economic logic. There are three main characters performing as housing typologies that generate the overall system: Stack Waffle, Vertical Hut, and Drift Paradise. Each option and arrangement would facilitate multiple existing lifestyles and speculate on well-fitted forms for habitation. A heterotopic slab emerges as the horizontal binding agent to connect the three characters into one ad hoc entity. The slab produces shared public zones that hybridize different usages and programs. This Dingbat field is designed to grow progressively and is calibrated to coexist with the current typology on site; furthermore, it is seeking to transform the Dingbat into a more urbanized identity.
The consideration for building each individual Dingbat probes the prefab culture and industrial design as a departure for research on possible material and assembly methods. Each unit and the sum of its parts are engineered to establish interchangeability and cross-characterized intelligence for the demand of various consumption desires and needs. The planning for parking and nature-scape are also priorities for establishing the character design and spatial type for this Dingbat field. They are valued based upon degrees of physical proximity in relation to the actual living quarters and privacy. It is a spatial and material phenomenon generated by the constant demand for more open space and mobility in our world. This Dingbat field is a direct reflection on the current with a heightened supposition as our proposal.
This Dingbat project is defined as character design and spatial typologies. A. Stack Waffle / B. Vertical Hut / C. Drift Paradise
Project Lead: Andy Ku // Project Team: Juan Azcarate, Andy Ku, Kam Ku, Jae-Hun Lee, Kin-Tak Yu