CTST
Compression Test
Concept Study Models

Compression Test

Set of study models looking at using tilt-up structure and pathways to hold two units in the CTST studySet of study models looking at using tilt-up structure and pathways to hold two units in the CTST studySet of study models looking at using tilt-up structure and pathways to hold two units in the CTST studySet of study models looking at using tilt-up structure and pathways to hold two units in the CTST study

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CTST Construction diagram based on shelving systems stabilized by combining frames with solid volumes CTST Construction diagram based on shelving systems stabilized by combining frames with solid volumes CTST Construction diagram based on shelving systems stabilized by combining frames with solid volumes CTST Construction diagram based on shelving systems stabilized by combining frames with solid volumes
Sequence of construction strategies for building two units of CTST compressed housing from a void belowSequence of construction strategies for building two units of CTST compressed housing from a void belowSequence of construction strategies for building two units of CTST compressed housing from a void belowSequence of construction strategies for building two units of CTST compressed housing from a void below
Series of function diagrams of the CTST housing units showing the rooms, shelving, and circulationSeries of function diagrams of the CTST housing units showing the rooms, shelving, and circulationSeries of function diagrams of the CTST housing units showing the rooms, shelving, and circulationSeries of function diagrams of the CTST housing units showing the rooms, shelving, and circulation
Series of concept sketches for informal structural systems that can be tilted up for the CTST housing infillSeries of concept sketches for informal structural systems that can be tilted up for the CTST housing infillSeries of concept sketches for informal structural systems that can be tilted up for the CTST housing infillSeries of concept sketches for informal structural systems that can be tilted up for the CTST housing infill
Sequence showing the modular components for the CTST construction with frames, bed modules, storage and servicesSequence showing the modular components for the CTST construction with frames, bed modules, storage and servicesSequence showing the modular components for the CTST construction with frames, bed modules, storage and servicesSequence showing the modular components for the CTST construction with frames, bed modules, storage and services
Diagram showing the various multi-function capabilities within the shared party wall of the CTST infill designDiagram showing the various multi-function capabilities within the shared party wall of the CTST infill designDiagram showing the various multi-function capabilities within the shared party wall of the CTST infill designDiagram showing the various multi-function capabilities within the shared party wall of the CTST infill design
Models of the CTST infill housing prototype showing the structural grid skin that doubles as storage and enclosureModels of the CTST infill housing prototype showing the structural grid skin that doubles as storage and enclosureModels of the CTST infill housing prototype showing the structural grid skin that doubles as storage and enclosureModels of the CTST infill housing prototype showing the structural grid skin that doubles as storage and enclosure
Series of axonometric drawings of the various components of the CTST infill unit constructionsSeries of axonometric drawings of the various components of the CTST infill unit constructionsSeries of axonometric drawings of the various components of the CTST infill unit constructionsSeries of axonometric drawings of the various components of the CTST infill unit constructions
Axonometric animation showing the various layers of the CTST project from columns to circulation and unit spacesAxonometric animation showing the various layers of the CTST project from columns to circulation and unit spacesAxonometric animation showing the various layers of the CTST project from columns to circulation and unit spacesAxonometric animation showing the various layers of the CTST project from columns to circulation and unit spaces
Functions made possible by the all-in-one module with bed, bench, and kitchen for the CTST micro unitsFunctions made possible by the all-in-one module with bed, bench, and kitchen for the CTST micro unitsFunctions made possible by the all-in-one module with bed, bench, and kitchen for the CTST micro unitsFunctions made possible by the all-in-one module with bed, bench, and kitchen for the CTST micro units
Pair of model studies looking at the structural system and shelving systems stabilizing the CTST infill constructionPair of model studies looking at the structural system and shelving systems stabilizing the CTST infill constructionPair of model studies looking at the structural system and shelving systems stabilizing the CTST infill constructionPair of model studies looking at the structural system and shelving systems stabilizing the CTST infill construction
Section showing the compressed nature of the CTST infill housing units within a void as entered from belowSection showing the compressed nature of the CTST infill housing units within a void as entered from belowSection showing the compressed nature of the CTST infill housing units within a void as entered from belowSection showing the compressed nature of the CTST infill housing units within a void as entered from below

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