by do agency x Nanyang Polytechnic
c o o p is a system of architecture kit-of-parts that intents to empower individuals and communities to work together to build their own spatial needs and interventions. It encourages people to gain the ownership of making with its ease of construction. c o o p is reconfigurable and reusable. It is designed with the ability to adapt to different social, cultural and environmental contexts coupled with unique modes of operations.
c o o p consists of a series of modular members of progressive sizes to form into many different configurations. Basic configurations such as seats, steps, platform, roof, flooring, pond, planters, ramp, slides can be assembled simply by connecting different members with just bolts, nuts and a ranch. These basic configurations can be further assembled into various functions for different contexts. It is completely reconfigurable to adapt to change. We would like to progress away from the disposable era without compromising our basic desire for change and convenience.
The imperial unit system of feet is used as the determinant of modulars. These measurements are in direct connection to human anatomy and anthropometry as they are units of measurement to quantify the different operations in life.
We would like to believe that c o o p is a system of relationships. Relationships between human and the reconnection to their innate abilities, their community, the tactility and materiality of the spaces they occupy, the sensitivity and care to their environment. These relationships are grown through conceiving and building a spatial intervention.
Visit the c o o p installation at The Theatre Practice
01 - c o o p ver. 2.0 The House of Elephantnose was reconfigured from the parts used in c o o p ver 1.1 The Projection Room, reassembled into a shared public space with a pond supported by a self-sustaining aquaponic system housing 3 elephantnose fish and friends. There are 3 hammocks to daze into the sky and a platform to daydream. Built with Students and staff of Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Design, Department of Architecture. 02 - c o o p ver. 6.0 A Wish a Pond a Swing for M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Play 2019 @ The Theatre Practice was built with the help of a group of enthusiastic children with the c o o pers. 03 - c o o p ver. 6.0 A Wish a Pond a Swing for M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Play 2019 @ The Theatre Practice was built with the help of a group of enthusiastic children with the c o o pers. 04 - Social distancing gathering for 5 with 4 Rooms 3 Swings 2 Tables 1 c o o p @ M1 Patch! A (Live) Theatre Festival of Play 2020 for The Theatre Practice. Refurbished & built during phase 2 of COVID 19 pandemic in 3.5 days. Reconfigured with c o o p bamboo parts from older versions. 05 - Model kit is used to facilitate design and configuration of spaces. It is also used as a key reference during construction.
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