The Joint Spaces project is a beginning exploration of form, concept, and scale. Starting with a series of 3x3” wooden cubes based on Japanese joinery techniques, the project developed into a complex 9x9” puzzle block that was both expandable and reconfigurable. As the scale and complexity of the cubes increased, action verbs were introduced (dissecting, piercing, inverting, etc.) that directed the spatial goals of the wooden constructions. Lastly, the final “architectural” model is based on the spatial moments found within the 9x9” cube. These moments take the form of a large mass elevated above the open-air entry (inverting void) and a feature column and staircase that stretches uninterrupted through the height of the structure (piercing line).