PARADIGM SHIFT
August 3, 2014
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PARADIGM SHIFT Design Thesis

THE GEOMETRY OF GREEN Ecology Lab Istanbul, Turkey

CELL: Research started by creating minimal surface cells to explore different topologies. These cells were examined and developed to achieve form which propagates affordance to life forms at varying scales HABITAT: Six actors were adopted to cover habitat within all elements of nature: air, water & soil Appropriate nesting spaces of these creatures evolved through an intense study of their nature and respective habitats
MATERIAL: Type 1 Mycelium: A partly degradable and replenishable cultured Mycelium was use dalong with a cardboard form work which would harden and allow growth of nutritious fungi, eventually beneficial for the inhabitants

Type 2 Mycelium: These were mycelium encrusted concrete panels which could be composed at different scales forming surface of the proposed built form Other materials included spray-on concrete for structural stability and fabric concrete which could hold soil within to provide surface for plant growth

DESIGN STRATEGY: The idea was to embed small scale 'aggregate' forms within the cellular voids These created a well worked out strategy for different kind of occupants to interact with humans

Softwares: Autodesk Maya, Rhinocerous, Grasshopper, Mental-ray (Maya), Maxwell Studio, Photoshop Physical model- 3D printing on Makerbot, Powder printing, Lasercutting.

M.Arch- Spring 2015
Professors:
Sulan Kolatan, Robert Cervellione

TEAM:
Batul Tinwala, Sameeha Joshi, Kyle J. Ingber