David Kretz & Vladimir Dianiska_Unit

The attempt was to create a simple, modular structure by using local materials. The newly designed unit had to match the vernacular appearance and the scale of the built homes in the kampung. The module is based on a grid of 2.7m in square. This represents one living unit which can be multiplied in every direction, horizontaly and verticaly. The strucuture is a simple column construction, where each ceiling is flexibly fixed in between them.To react to the flooding, we decided to provide multiple ceiling levels. Starting with a terrace where the building is grounded on, this topic is continued inside the building as well. That way the people always have a way to escape the flood to the next storey. On top a terrace with an additional unit provides shelter in times of extreme flooding.