Here are some examples of structures created by assembling "modules" to create complex forms....
Our chief inspiration for modular construction is Erwin Hauer.... here are some images of his work and structures....
see more about him here @ http://www.erwinhauer.com/
Check out Richard Sweeney's work with paper modules...... @ http://www.richardsweeney.co.uk/paper.html
The wearable sculpture of Eunsuk Hur, see more here @ http://eunsukhur.com/#/nomadic_wonderland/recent_project:_about_normadic_wonderland/image_3