Design Network Architects

Friday, February 29, 2008

Steel Prototype #1
Completed: 2005

This industrial prototype was designed with a long list of possible usages – from temporary site buildings to relief housing; from school classrooms to rural clinics. This is the result of a research and development project with a steel products manufacturer using their standard “off the shelf” items. The design formulates a modular system that can be adapted into various sizes and configuration. Its advantages include speed of construction using a range of factory standard steel purlins, struts and battens. Much of the architectural feature such as shade screens are built from off-the-shelf materials as well.

DNA was established in 2000, out of a partnership of four Kuching-based architects with the aim of setting up a research and design based practice.