為了讓此多態表層能更迅速的操作使用及空間變動，同時考慮設施自重的問題，最後選擇了瓦楞紙作為做出1比1原型的建材。在1比1的施作過程中也討論到了瓦楞紙的各種工法以及作為建材的優劣。原型的施作成果基本上是成功的，雖然瓦楞紙在為來仍然有必須面對的問題，但是原型的機動性、便利性以及瓦楞紙回收再生的優勢，在未來往救災、短期展覽等等的方向發展具有很大的潛力。 The word “Soft-hardware” here refers to a type of space. In an ordinary environment, architecture is usually separated from furniture. Architecture is kind of hardware which provides space. Furniture is kind of software which provides function. However, the creativity and diversity in space is neglected by the limitations of furniture functions. The objective of this study is to provide good interactions between users and the space to create a hardware that could merge furniture function. By changing the soft-hardware, more diverse possibilities of space can be produced. The concept of Polymorphic completes the diverse space through different surface layers and their interactions.
The study includes three parts: (1) affordance, (2) human engineering, (3) kinetic. Affordance leads the relationship between users and objects, and between users and spaces. By integrating human engineering data with affordance information, the polymorphic for diverse space is created. Then, we apply the kinetic mechanism and construction to realize the polymorphic space. From the findings of our previous study (a 1:1 unit kinetic installation with linear joints), we study surface joints by folding study. Finally, a prototype of polymorphic is created and simulated in three different scales in the atrium of Taipei main station.
In order to have effective operation and spatial transformation, the weight of structure should be considered. The cardboard is our main material. During making the 1:1 prototype, the usages and characters within cardboards are discussed. Besides redefining the relationships between architecture and furniture, the study can lead us to use the convenience and recyclable advantage of cardboard to develop new space and form for disaster relief or temporary exhibition in the future.