FVDC
Modular Fab Tower
Capsule Tower Problem

Modular Fab Tower

Axon and plan drawings of the Nakagin Capsule Tower calling for FVDC modular housing to forget using the same unitAxon and plan drawings of the Nakagin Capsule Tower calling for FVDC modular housing to forget using the same unitAxon and plan drawings of the Nakagin Capsule Tower calling for FVDC modular housing to forget using the same unitAxon and plan drawings of the Nakagin Capsule Tower calling for FVDC modular housing to forget using the same unit

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Diagram of automated parking structures as a basis for swapping units in the FVDC housing proposalDiagram of automated parking structures as a basis for swapping units in the FVDC housing proposalDiagram of automated parking structures as a basis for swapping units in the FVDC housing proposalDiagram of automated parking structures as a basis for swapping units in the FVDC housing proposal
Board combining the various concepts and drawings for the FVDC project for presentationBoard combining the various concepts and drawings for the FVDC project for presentationBoard combining the various concepts and drawings for the FVDC project for presentationBoard combining the various concepts and drawings for the FVDC project for presentation
Overall building tower plan with three units, vertical circulation and plan on each floor with FVDC unit delivery systemOverall building tower plan with three units, vertical circulation and plan on each floor with FVDC unit delivery systemOverall building tower plan with three units, vertical circulation and plan on each floor with FVDC unit delivery systemOverall building tower plan with three units, vertical circulation and plan on each floor with FVDC unit delivery system
Section sketch looking at the assembly system for delivery multiple components of a house at will in FVDCSection sketch looking at the assembly system for delivery multiple components of a house at will in FVDCSection sketch looking at the assembly system for delivery multiple components of a house at will in FVDCSection sketch looking at the assembly system for delivery multiple components of a house at will in FVDC
Diagrams from Richard Rogers' Zip-Up House as the basis for proposing modular units that can be zipped together for FVDCDiagrams from Richard Rogers' Zip-Up House as the basis for proposing modular units that can be zipped together for FVDCDiagrams from Richard Rogers' Zip-Up House as the basis for proposing modular units that can be zipped together for FVDCDiagrams from Richard Rogers' Zip-Up House as the basis for proposing modular units that can be zipped together for FVDC
Series of diagrams explaining the shortcomings of the Capsule Tower and Zip-Up House to be tested with FVDCSeries of diagrams explaining the shortcomings of the Capsule Tower and Zip-Up House to be tested with FVDCSeries of diagrams explaining the shortcomings of the Capsule Tower and Zip-Up House to be tested with FVDCSeries of diagrams explaining the shortcomings of the Capsule Tower and Zip-Up House to be tested with FVDC
Set of diagrams illustrating the raw volume potential to be assembled and infilled by various delivered FVDC modular piecesSet of diagrams illustrating the raw volume potential to be assembled and infilled by various delivered FVDC modular piecesSet of diagrams illustrating the raw volume potential to be assembled and infilled by various delivered FVDC modular piecesSet of diagrams illustrating the raw volume potential to be assembled and infilled by various delivered FVDC modular pieces
Series of diagrams illustrating the relationship between the unit volumes, the central shaft and the FVDC structural systemSeries of diagrams illustrating the relationship between the unit volumes, the central shaft and the FVDC structural systemSeries of diagrams illustrating the relationship between the unit volumes, the central shaft and the FVDC structural systemSeries of diagrams illustrating the relationship between the unit volumes, the central shaft and the FVDC structural system
Diagrammatic illustrations showing how and where the delivery and connections of the FVDC units would take placeDiagrammatic illustrations showing how and where the delivery and connections of the FVDC units would take placeDiagrammatic illustrations showing how and where the delivery and connections of the FVDC units would take placeDiagrammatic illustrations showing how and where the delivery and connections of the FVDC units would take place
Elevation drawing of the skinny housing cylinder with units and shared spaces weaving throughout the FVDC towerElevation drawing of the skinny housing cylinder with units and shared spaces weaving throughout the FVDC towerElevation drawing of the skinny housing cylinder with units and shared spaces weaving throughout the FVDC towerElevation drawing of the skinny housing cylinder with units and shared spaces weaving throughout the FVDC tower
Diagram concept combining various modular concepts into the FVDC housing tower: framework, delivered units, lift, and gasketsDiagram concept combining various modular concepts into the FVDC housing tower: framework, delivered units, lift, and gasketsDiagram concept combining various modular concepts into the FVDC housing tower: framework, delivered units, lift, and gasketsDiagram concept combining various modular concepts into the FVDC housing tower: framework, delivered units, lift, and gaskets

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