Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brief: SLOW RISE for a Fast Forward World

SLOW RISE is a design topic in which students in groups of three will explore ideas of biomimicry and sustainable design through the SKYRISE brief and produce an architectural proposition that is an abstraction of nature for a man-made urban context.
Inspiration is to be found in the incredible engineering of animals, plants, and microbes and an alternative solution to the traditional way of approaching architecture of significant scale is to be explored.
When it comes to building the final architectural construction, the students will have a focus on the event itself, its scale and programme and the surrounding ‘city’ context will be considered.
The architectural propositions should create a sense of wonder for the viewer and have an interactive element to draw the viewer in.
This project will require iterative making and collaboration from its inception.

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