Summaries of our projects can now be found here.
Here’s some of the work/ideas i’ve been exploring over Easter. Beginning with the locust life cycle, I wanted to clearly define the growth stages, inputs and outputs as this will inform the farming practice of the pods, particularly looking at ways to re-use waste and farm the locusts in the most efficient way. Alongside this is a quick anatomical type drawing of a locust, exploring ideas such as noise implications, CO2 discharge etc. This sheet isn’t quite finished, I’ll post it up once it’s done. I’ve then been working these ideas back into the design aiming for a closed loop system.
Then moving on to explore the social and spatial assembleges. The social aimed to tie down every type of user, business or employee that could have an input/influence on the space. These needs then directly influence the spatial assemblage, setting a basic brief for the farms spatial requirements. Using this information i’ve been exploring the overall design of the scheme, mainly in section (if I can find a scanner/photograph it, I’ll post an image up). The aim is to develop an overall section/axo then begin to overlay the different ‘users’ and their exploration of the building. So for example, the sceptic, how far would they come into the space, what impression can the building make in the initial space etc.
Let me know what your thoughts!
So leading on from the lift exhibition, I’ve decided to focus my idea on a small scale, urban, locust farm. The general themes for the project will explore, natural and artificial, city and nature and the consumer and producer. I’m aiming to continue with the participatory exercises to develop an understanding of people’s perception of food, whilst using it as a platform to propose alternatives.
The second sheet, The Pest: A viable alternative, is unfinished. It’s simply to give an idea of how the project is progressing.
For those intending to return to Rotterdam you might want to check out this Temporary Hostel.
Some good information and illustrations here
As I’m looking on future flooding, an idea of “floating city” maybe cool ?