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RAIN COLLECTION SCHOOL (44io) + THERMAL REACTIVE SKIN PAVILION

 

Conceptual Framework = Why is an architectural structure of importance as a catalyst? What does it mean to connect with a space, or to see it breathing? We spend eighty nine percent of our time indoors, or traveling within, or in between some form of architecture as protection form the outdoor environment. What would happen if walls could change based on the thermal heat energy of the heart? What if rain water could be collected for community use while also serving to activate the skin of an architectural facade? What would this look like, could it operate as a form of environmental learning? This visual affect would aim to show the movement of hydrological systems that provide water for all life on the planet. When each water drop touches the tensile skin there is a hydro-reaction that allows for the inner skin to environmentally change hue based on the water volume. How would this exchange of sensory exchanges become a catalysed for collective knowledge to the community at large about the world in which we inhabit while spreading ideas about an environment's fluctuating elements of a climate change on an atmospheric architectural level.

 

Environmental Issues = Food Deserts, Water Scarcity, Environmental Awareness

 

Adaptation = By developing a system that fosters the concept of modularity the components, and structural design can then function, and adapt to different locations. Water cities,  floating cities, and living on water in reaction to climate change will be of great importance in the future, and we have begun to design for this issues now that will address these concerns.

 

                      Adaptive DesignAquatic Floatation + Floating Hospitals for Water Cities + Scalability

                      Adaptive Energy = Solar Energy + Water Circulation + Solar Power + Wind + Thermal

                      Adaptive Materials = Local Material + Industrial Components + Woven Materials

                      Adaptive Functions = Water Collection 10,000 gallons +  Idea Apparatus

 

Architectural Modularity Function = Based on the Modularity of the design, there are two main ways that the design and or pavilion can be transported. One is digitally based on an in-depth study of the local resources, the design can be tailored to the building materials that are in the local environment, and send digitally to locations. Another method is the transporting of existing works from one location to  another via, boat in containers, and vehicles or animals once on the ground. The containers that the structure is shipped in could also be used in the design based on need. Also the nodes of the design could be shipped as a package, and the joints could be sourced locally. (wood, bamboo, etc.) In some areas the the transportability could be packaged within the design as some of the pipes could be filled with foam and made into a raft that then transports the other pipes, and or components that would make up the rest of the structure.

 

Architectural Scale  = Nomadic Hospitals + Community Pavilions + Nomadic Educational Centre + Urban Garden + Museum Outdoor Classroom

 

Hydro Reactive Tensile Skin

H2O Collection Mesh

Internal Tensile Veins

 

External Joint Components

External Bone Structure

Internal  Bone Structure

External Skin Structure

RAIN COLLECTION SCHOOL (44io) + THERMAL REACTIVE SKIN PAVILION