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TENSILE ARCHITECTURE SKIN AS MEDICINAL PLANT APPARATUS

 

Conceptual Framework = Biology + Architecture. When we look at the connecting filaments between the inner, and outer world that surrounds us, one has to question the networks in which form their origin. The collective network is complex yet the network is made of very simple components. Can the linking of an architectural species of components create the architectural structure of a living  micro-system that is able to function as an apparatus for new micro-climates and ecosystems to thrive on?

 

Biology = Researching  micro-biologic anatomy for architectural structural components.

 

 -Skin + Bone + Muscle + Vein = HUMAN Skin Functions  + ANIMAL Skin Functions

 -Marine Biology + Amphibian Poison Dots = CLIONA CELATA + DART FROG

 

When we look at the world around us, do we look at it on every scale? Things are made of things. Things connect to things. Each component playing its role in the overall structure of the whole. Each tensile architectural skin looks into different scales of this phenomena within design. The process starts with looking at  biology as inspiration of how the architectural system can aesthetically work, and structurally function. The aim of this series of tensile skins is to design based on the porous skin patterns of each species that was researched, and question how that structural bone system actually works, and is used by the organism, as the mechanics of what ever component is being designed. Once the pattern, and structural elements have been designed the next phase of botanical research assigns plant climbers, and other plants species to the tensile skin which allow for new micro climates to grown upon installation in the public realm.

 

Design Questions

-How do bone move, what are the structural components of this function, How does skin work, can it work as a porous tensile facade?

-How does the digestive system work in relation to a structure, or the way nutrients is circulated around or within a pavilion skin?

-How does bone work in relation to floatation?

 

Architectural Scale = Museum Installations, External Environments, Parasitic Architecture + Public Medicinal Space Art