The challenge of creating a pair of compressed studio apartments that can fill a lifted 16'x16' void necessitates the creation of a quick, mobile, and opportunistic building system that can react to the found conditions of the site. Access to the site is limited and the ground must be free.
The construction method is imagined as a series of prefabricated rigid frames and solids. The frames are tilted up and the force of the solids locks them in designed positions. Within the limited space, a flexible system of planes, flip-down systems, stairs, and rigid connections is developed.
Two studio units within this confined space must find ways to bypass each other and share common amenities. The units generally spiral around each other in a manner that provides them each with a central space, rest space, and terrace. Flat packed storage systems wrap the exteriors of the two units. The shelving is another method of stabilizing the tilt-up frames.
SEQUENCE: (1) Tilt-up frames lifted from under the void; (2) Insert living module to lock frames; (3) Wrap and close with storage structure; (4) Fill central core for final structural lock of the parts