A Pile of CLT

Image of a tower made out of CLT

by Edgar Rodriguez (March II ’20)

Building upon the research developed for a suburban house, this project further deploys the interlocking wall system and the piling strategy now in the scale of an urban mid-rise building. The pile accepts chance and implies indeterminacy since replacing any unit would result in another configuration. This approach aims for the disengagement with preconceived form and advocates for a unique expression of tall buildings.

The concept of Fuzzy Modularity™ describes the systematic arrangement of standardized CLT panels throughout the design that generates a complex yet simple structure.