ANTEPAVILION - MEDICINAL APPARATUS 0.009.x1d
Conceptual Design Framework = To question medicine. What is architectural medicine, and how can it relate to both the sensory, and environmental apparatus of the mind? How can architectural form work to question social tensions, and divisions though the collective eating, and drinking of plants embedded in its facade? What does it mean to design with an intention beyond the human perception of a program in which the human is at the centre of it functionality? What happens architecturally when the beauty of an architectural apparatus is not purely in its form or function, but rather the visually reactive conversations that it has with the wind, the rain, the temperature, the mist, the heat from your hands, decaying algal species, and the roots of the plants embedded in its multi-layered skin?
Function = Collective exchange of ideas/ issues/concerns around climate, social justice, and environmentalism though an experimental dinner program. This program will invite chefs, architects, scientist, musicians, and artist to exchange ideas about the ways in which design can have an affect on the way in which the environment is perceived, and valued. Also the space itself functions as a reactive response organ with a responsive textile knit facade embedded with medicinal plants for tea sessions. The knitted inner mesh responds to environmental conditions based on heat, and water content in the air allowing it to changes colours based on the environmental extremes. The pavilion operates as a connecting apparatus on both the human scale in relation to the conversations exchanged around or within it, but also it highlights voice for the wind, and temperature through visual input in those conversations by showing itself though the colour changes of the facade, as well as the movement of its skin facade. Through this constant changing, and adapting the architectural apparatus then transforms into a medicinal artefact , displaying the visual, and haptic knowledge exchange loop which manifest between between the seen and unseen environmental systems in flux.
Design Components = Modular Structural System, Knitted Interior for Plant Growth, Relational Aesthetics as Architectural Program.