This project is about an architecture that celebrates materiality and its performance under air, water and light inputs. A design, which feeds back and forth from digital to material, from design to fabrication, from a choreographed movement to material fluctuation. Constraints evolving from the digital to the real generating a new sensibility that goes beyond the representation.
The studies are focused on silicone as an intriguing material that is able to morph in different forms providing
varying rigidity and transparencies. A rich texture design followed with specific fabrication procedures, induced a prototype that performs under natural/artificial light and air/water pressure, whilst being seductive to the human interaction.
Located next to the Los Angeles River, the design proposal collects the river water and purifies it through an evaporation system for drinking and watering plants. Further sensory systems reacting to human interaction amplify the water purification process to increase awareness of the river as a beneficial element of our city.
My interest lies in producing an intricate prototype with new material performances that appeal and respond to human interaction. Further design speculation will use these new sensibilities in generating bigger scale architecture.
Special thanks to Ryan Tyler Martinez for his help with the video.