Spider Behaviour - Part II - Augmentation
Updated: Jan 20
/ Augmentation sets the topic of creating a performative landscape from the prior site studies.
How does one turn a face into a landscape that can host architectural elements.
The focal point of these irregular features is facial hair, which is a feature that's highly evident across all three regions.
The precedent hair structures are long, straight, and generally vertical. They are primary components for any construction to latch and pull on. The project uses the concept of tensile structure and inspiration from the Munich Olympic Stadium in the designing process.
Munich Olympic Stadium construction analysis
Since the surface and slope of the landscape is extreme and consists of many natural preserved conditions, the goal is to design lightweight architecture that doesn't intervene and has the least impact on the terrain. A system that can mutually co-exist with its environment, the structure that pulls itself off the ground and constructs on all three sites base on these available vertical links. /
A series of thread attached between neighboring vertical poles has a limit of 8mm in length between any two given points. They pull on one another, which creates a network of stressed cables across the surface.
However, the scale of the performative landscape has to be perceivable for architectural construction. The experimental site was enlarged 1000 times from the actual size of the face.
8 millimeters became 8 meters.
Poles became Pylon of trees.
/ The drawing demonstrates the direction of the tension force. Steel cables strung between pylons with anchoring points plunged into the ground at opposing directions to help counteract and transfer the pressure. The fabrication system is then implemented on all of the three locations of the face; eye, nose, and ear but with each interacted with the unique layers of information that were prominent across all three different sites.
Site I - Eye
Site II - Nose & Mouth
Site III - Ear
Physical model construction of Site II "Nose & Mouth" region
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