"The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence."  - Nikola Tesla 

© All Rights Reserved.

Formulative - Part III of III.II (process)

Architecture - Structure - Concept 

     'The paper plane teaches you how to imagine' was perfect to have in mind as I recently read up on Nikola Tesla, an innovator in electrical engineering, particularly, transmission technology.

 

       If we recall the initial beginning of this project, then we remember that the concept began with an interest in Cybernetic Machines and Technology. Moreover, how we as architectural designers can bring that kind of phenomena to the urban city, intensyfing densities and environments. After some pavilion designs and abstractions, the project routed itself into the structure allowing a third space, created through a dynamic architecture that changes through different times in the day. As the project moves to the facade of an actual building, the dynamic architecture, in this case the 'moving panel', becomes the decoration of the building's exterior. It is the project's goal for the building to make a statement in the city. Therefore, the panels are designed to be staggered in a relationship of stagnant panels in steel and dynamic panels in brass triggered by a magentic track system. The amenity spaces hold a double height which adds to the activity of the facade and the language of the interior use to the exterior. In addition, the window panels are suppose to move in direction towards the sun and gain solar energy in an effort to provide sufficiency for the magentic track needed for its acitivty, as well for the rest of the building's consumption. In all this architecture is introducing an idea of using the panels to transform solar energy into mechanical or electrical energy needed for the building, for the architectural concept and it's aesthetic. 

        But to the dimension of applying architecture to the study of non-physical phenomena. Can the architectural panels abstract themselves in as much to be representative of urban quantitative/qualitative data? Can the panels move in representation of a specific definition of time in the day? While panels currently serve as an aesthetic quality to apply a decor to the exterior and open up to the city by creating balcony space, what if these panels were smart-objects, or programmed to control or be repsonsive to something in the urban city? Such as that of the cybernetic machines or transmissive technology. Then the architecture becomes even more alive and a significant living system in the environment. 

FACADE TO BALCONY CONFIGURATION

FACADE TO BALCONY CONFIGURATION

TOWER ELEVATIONS

ELEVATION PANEL LAYOUTS (AMENITY CALLOUT)

SECTION BALCONY DETAIL 

FRAMED BRASS WINDOW PANEL

BALCONY PLAN DETAIL

TRACK SYSTEM DETAIL

PANEL-TRACK SYSTEM DETAIL

TRACK SYSTEM DETAIL