S.C.R.U.b. = Sanitize, Coalesce & Restore Urban balance.
This is really rough, but stems from a week long working group with my teammates.
We're entering the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge!
Group Idea: "Building concept that captures, purifies and recycles water."
Individual Focus: Mechanical, Structural, & Architectural solutions & schema, at single-family & urban scale. Also looking at modes of connectivity.
Possible Thematic Strategies
Mechanical: biomimetic waterproofing of structural skins, porosity studies, exploring porous materials vs. waterproof/water resistant materials. Concepts: Lignin, butterfly wings, basalt.
Architectural: Materials that are waterlike, feel like water, remind us of water (glazing / windows / light), studies in visibility & view typologies, exploring qualities of transparency, movement / flow / circulation, & cyclical vs. linear movement. Concepts:
Organization: Nesting, networks. Concepts: Tributaries, ocular blood vessels.
Scalability: Fractals. Concepts: Snowflake - Koch curve.
Movement: Swarming. (Like breathing - cyclical.) Barnacles.
Thoughts? Concerns" Secrets? Desires? Resources? SHARE!