As an added intervention to the experimental master plan of GARLIC house, an enclosure to hold the shower and Jacuzzi area was attempted in the form of paper model experiments, inspired by our study of the existing Flora on site. Following the Biomimicry principles, we are looking at natural models [for example here a Pine Cone] that can help to harvest rain water, and related principles such as Combining Modular and Nested Components, and Integrating the Unexpected.
The idea is to experiment with a structure made of sheet material, which when cut in the most efficient manner, would produce volumetric space-building blocks that are modular in principle but allow for differentiation.
The process was initiated with building models of office stationary materials. Post it notes and paperclips were used to assemble these spatial aggregations. These models provide insight to formal, geometric and logistical issues to be encountered with the construction of such designs.
Special attention was taken when constructing these prototypes to not over complicate the procedure, and to keep waste to a minimum while generating an interesting spatial, light emitting enclosure that could potentially have a benign presence on its surroundings by adapting to the surrounding conditions.