DISASTER AS ARCHITECTURE 

SPRING 2013

advisor | alex webb

[UNM+SAP]

 

EDRA45NewOrleans

The system uses a polymer skin that takes into account moisture and temperature in the atmosphere to influence when the apertures of the wall open and close; expanding when moisture is absorbed. A hexagonal shape is used for the  surface population, as a way to differentiate it and create interest in the object. By allowing the system to have varied transitions, it allows for an adapting fabric of the strip along the coast. This delineation between frame and mass makes it easy for areas with commercial and/or residential to affect how the structure is deployed. The coded result ends up establishing a relationship where the increase in curvature dictates the compression of the space frame and the scale of the hexagon panels.

 PAVILION 

 CURVATURE 

 APERTURE INTEGRATION 

 NANO SEQUENCE 

 PAVILION ELEVATION 

 GRAPHIC 

 PERSPECTIVE SEQUENCE 

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