RESEARCH

THE TRANSFORMER - FLEXIBLE FRAMEWORK

THE TRANSFORMER

- Flexible Building Prototype Study

The Transformer is an intelligent and imaginative approach to transforming extraordinary workplace and research environments. This efficient, cost-effective modular building system can be assembled and disassembled as needed. Modular transformation enables change to occur rapidly, while maintaining the quality of the indoor environment, space, and light.

The transformer provides a forward-thinking approach to entitlement and planning that creates flexible, innovative spaces that are ready to adapt to future user needs.

Design Principles

  • Beauty and Simplicity
  • Flexible Spaces
  • Ecology & Access to Nature
  • Efficiency of Resources & Materials
  • Health & Environmental Quality

SPACE MODULE

WORKPLACE

WET & DRY LAB

HIGH BAY R& D OFFICE

Office / Lab Considerations:

  • 11’ Planning module for labs. 33’x 33’ or 22’ x 44’ structural grid
  • Vibration Sensitivity – Shorter spans and Isolation from vibration loads.
  • 16’ floor height

R&D-Fabrication Considerations:

  • Varied equipment footprints and height requirements
  • Long span / Column free for maximum flexibility
  • High-Bay clearance – 20’ minimum
  • Forklift / Gantry service
  • Varied foundation requirements: Heavy equipment loads, Isolated slabs, Pits. Ground Floor
  • Building services: electrical, cooling (space and equipment), air, hydraulic, chilled water etc.
  • Adjacent to support spaces.
  • Shipping and Receiving access.

FLEXIBLE FURNITURE SYSTEM

THE TRANSFORMER

STRUCTURAL PLAN

GRID + CORE + SHELL

SECTION PERSPECTIVES

WORKPLACEWET & DRY LABHIGH BAY R& D OFFICE

FLEXIBLE SPACES

ECOLOGY + NATURE + SMART BUILDING

KIT OF PARTS

MODULAR STRUCTURAL FRAME

CONX SYSTEMS

FLOOR PLANKS

SPS FLOOR PANELS

BUILDING SYSTEMS

VENTUSLUX CHILLED BEAM

PANELIZED EXTERIOR WALL

PRECAST WALL
METAL PANEL
UNITIZED WALL
TILT UP CONCRETE

WORKPLACE TO HIGH BAY R & D OFFICE

TRANSFORMER PLANNING