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Dynamic appearance for housing activated by users Reduce site limitations, exploring flexibility of space Avoid the conventional rigidity of bulky buildings with loose developments Flexible connnectivity for structural system and modular units suggests easy relocation in case of natural disasters Lightweight construction for fast installation Derivation of basic form: Cube 1. Potential extension for all sides of cube 2. Possibilities of reducing of space, advantageous to compact housing 3. Flexible housing configuration vertically or horizontally

Within the four corners of the cube contains multifunctional living spaces, walls and floors exchange roles and are operable manually, continuously flipped and stretched to gain habitable spaces. The modular units introduces new way of life, one that is self-sufficient while at the same time presents dynamic improvement to density housing. A housing project equipped with units which consistently participate in the subtle shifts of complex’s overall image. The idea of Flip&Stretch provides options for users to reduce space usage at a time, simultaneously become more efficient in energy usage. Optimized efficient living is encouraged when each family household are able to reoccupy all rooms for all necessary functions, and live according to their means or the size of family. Flip&Stretch is exploring ways to make living space flexible, particularly in how bedrooms can be closed up and literally put away when not in use. Advantageous comparing to conventional fixed wall housing which limit users to preconceived idea of convenient sizing for living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, Flip&Stretch enable users to have an option of being freed of constraining lifestyle and achieveing them is undetermined by innecessary demands for ‘display’ rooms often deemed as inflexibility of mass housing which currently opts for faster and denser construction.

Required spaces for basic living: 1. bedroom; 2. workspace; 3. living room; 4. dining room. The modular units will incorporate all primary spaces flanking a core at the central of unit which housed 2 fixed functional room: 1. Kitchen; 2. WC & Shower. This core will become the basis for stacking of units typically found in conventional high rise housing. Selection of materials employed for Flip&Stretch will give consideration on weight of each walls for ease of manual adjustments at the same time dexterity to withstand accumulated weights of users at one time as well as their personal household items. Several layers of material will translate into a single plane of wall which contains enough comfort for resting while strudy enough to perform their function as furniture such as desks or seats of everyday use. Each singular module has walls that can accommodate 3 bedrooms changeable to other functional room. When unused, floors are covered with softwood panels strong enough to be occupied as open spaces, or serve as connection to other units. undertermined space/ open space/ lounge/ connectors

folded into desks/ elevated as backrests

folded into bedroom area

Fabric for Accordion: Polypropylene based non-woven perforated fabric metallized on one side, to retain or reflect heat; 95% Reflectivity;

Lightweight, Flexibility; Breathable; Puncture & tear resistant; Wipe with cloth, fungi proof; Solar protection & Thermal Management; Flexes without cracking;

Honeycomb Sandwich Panels with softwood Sheeting: 1. floor slab 2. floor panelling

*Superior-flat and excellent rigid; *Sound insulation, heat insulation. *Super coating, anti-weather, anti-ultraviolet, anti-humidity, anti-pollution; *Energy saving; *Fireproof; *Dampproof: Material does not absorb moisture, its surface coated with PVDF painting, which enables colour to be durable, free from mildew and deformation in damp environments; *High strength to stiffness ratio

Flipping floor components shown flexibility and unpredetermined functional spaces

Singular unit 1

Singular unit 2

Family unit 1

Family unit 2


Hydraulic Synchronizing Lifting Technique HSLT Frame Crane Designed for Oversize Components *Adaptable lifting equipment can be extended or combined thus removing limits on weight span and area *Flexible load supporting elements: eliminate lifting height restrictions *Self locking anchorages permit components to be held at temporary levels for an indefinite period of time *Compact, light design relative to force delivered- especially useful of lifting overweight components in small lifting in spaces or indoors *Automatic operation with high reliability, safety, flexibility and mobility.

Flexible strands or rigid rods are the load supporting elements. Rigging units, arranged in groups share the weight of components. *Tower crane provides for rapid vertical and horizontal growth. *Installation of modular units will be restricted within the confine of scaffold grids; to control and direct layout arrangements. *Fast construction readily expansive for future developments. *Durable material to withstand constant restructuring of the mass housing. * Site limitations reduced to negotiable space flexibility.

Singular living with flipped cantilevered floors connects with moduls from adjacent towers, optional for social integration made possible by a zipper at each end of accordions. Family unit connects with adjacent moduls by means of additional turf platform provided with tower craneand conventional accordion connectors.

HOUSING AGENDA Utmost priority will be to prevent isolation of an individual in their own environment by the addition, thus a greater social cohesion between locals and visitors should underline the housing development. It must ensure to promote better environmental quality, despite centralization in the form of transportation hub surrounding the parameter of the housing site and integration of natural environment into the residential complex is vital to maintain balance. The housing complex will benefit from the hub in sense of new information technologies built for better lifestyle quality, simultaneously increase education awareness among residents and potentially orientate a bigger function triggered by the development. SITE PROGRAMMING The proposed housing complex main target is to provide for a community focused on public transportation abundance and approach the site according to circulation advantageous to pedestrians. The program will include integration of transportation hotspots, monorail links, light railway transit links bus terminal with proposed mixed development which will ensure continuous pedestrian flow into commercial areas on the site from the main roads. This integration occurs on a typical floor, the fourth and will divide the zones within the development vertical-wise. Commercial areas are composed of fragments of everyday necessities, already available on existing location plus additional(s) to equip locals. Intensity of this development lies within the proposed library/ bookstore/infocentre; to serve as a waiting terminal for locals and visitors plus retail businesses to enhance the library as educational attraction. It is also quite important to instill a ‘reading-chain’ which starts from PWTC-PEKELILINGNATIONAL LIBRARY-KINOKUNIYA-BRITISH COUNCIL. This is hoped to instantly injects education-based society into the location, a turning point from categories of previous occupants around site as well as breathe-in a new representation for a place of transition.

Site is designated at a fast paced location with close proximity to major roads and peak hours are ambiguous to identify. This makes the site ideal as targeted point for pedestrians waiting on transportations, as well travelling on foot to their places of interest. Nodes surrounding the parameter of site define the location as crossing paths indicate dynamic eccentricity of the area. Compact will be reduced to voids, scheduled activities is presented with a distraction to moderate this hectic inclination. All things performed at its sequence becoming more and more restrictive of humanly interaction. The conditions are not unlike a circuit, this project will serve as a circuit breaker by means of a distraction struck right in the middle as a reminder of departures and arrivals. Residential commercial attempts to alter this pattern, in the mean time alleviate quality of lifestyle. This proposal wants to become an abrupt landmark, a terminal where participants may simply have a place to congregate.


UiTM BSc Architecture Sem 07