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HEALING POD IN URBAN POCKET SPACE

HEALING POD IN URBAN POCKET SPACE

Dr. Annisa Ummi Husna Abdul Ghani

Our first-year architecture studio embarks on a journey in designing the “Healing Pod”, a life-size structure that embodies their understanding of design elements and principles with an emphasis on scale, function, and form consideration. The Healing Pod as its name says serves as a habitat that can be occupied for a day, a resting place that allows the user to feel most comfortable. Remarkably, the students embraced a challenge by limiting themselves to the use of cardboard as the sole material for the Healing Pod. This constraint led to an innovative approach, resulting in a structure that allows the process of assembly and disassembly. The key feature lies in the seamless integration of folding, weaving, interlocking, and pleating techniques, showcasing the students' prowess in exploring diverse methods to enhance structural integrity.

The Healing Pods were assembled and displayed in an urban pocket space near the “River of Life” development, nestled between the Sultan Abdul Samad building and Masjid Jamek in Kuala Lumpur.  This location served as a dynamic backdrop for the manifestation of their creative endeavours. The students had the opportunity to present their designs to the passersby, creating an interactive dialogue that transcended traditional design showcases. Engaging with the audience, they shared the intricacies of their design processes, providing a glimpse into the innovative thinking that fueled the creation of the Healing Pods.

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of Input: 09/05/2024 | Updated: 09/05/2024 | marini

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