design for disassembly

20th  September 2014

  saab by IKEA 

Design for disassembly is a vital aspect of this project. This is a new principle for me. I understand is as a way of seeing the building as a “kit of parts” that are put together in a hierarchy due to the longevity of the materials and function. A large piece of IKEA furniture that you can “take down, transport, and rebuild at another location”. Like the half timber houses of the past.

As inspiration I have found two images. The first displays all the elements of a car (and how you could potentially assemble them with one tool). However, all maintenance of a Citroen 2CV can be managed with only two tools; a screwdriver and a wrench. These principles are transferable this project.