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Responsive transformer: The bio-robotic adaptive architecture

Davidova, Marie, Zatloukal, Jan and Zimova, Katerina 2017. Responsive transformer: The bio-robotic adaptive architecture. Presented at: IDCK - International Design Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, 20 - 22 February 2017. Published in: Mahbub, Farah, Uddin, Saleh and Khan, Muhammad Ali eds. International Design Conference: Design Evolution [Education and Practice]. Karachi: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, pp. 1-8.

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The paper discusses a result of transdisciplinary cooperation of architectural practice and association Collaborative Collective (Collaborative Collective 2016; Collaborative Collective 2012) structural and mechanical engineering practice Experis DSKM (Experis DSKM 2016; Experis DSKM 2012) and ecologist association CooLAND (CooLAND 2016a; CooLAND 2016b) on competition entry project for an administrative centre of the Forests of the Czech Republic state company (Lesy České republiky 2012; Lesy České republiky 2016): the Responsive Transformer (see Figure 1). The core of the call was innovative use of wood, flexibility in development over time, energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental approach, taking in consideration adjacent forests and villa like area. Throughout the history, vernacular built environment was tested and modified according to abiotic as well as biotic, including socio-cultural, context over time, generating onion principle of different layers of climatic environments with different penetrations in relation to each other (Davidová 2016a; Davidová 2016b). The project is applying different peals exchanges through bio-morphing wooden screens responsive to weather conditions, coexistence with local, micro-climate modulating eco-systems as well as ground excavated climates. As in the past, such settings were constantly rebuilt for new needs in time, recent fast climate, society and technology changes call for equal response in natural and built environment adaptations. Inspired by the R&Sie(n)’s New Territories pioneering project in the field (Roche 2010; R&Sie(n) 2014), the project suggests options for its robotic architectural retransformations (Petrš 2016) towards fully adaptable design, combining both, biological and material responsiveness with physical computing for the parts, that are not transformable through biology in the current state of research for application in today practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Publisher: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2018
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 13:12

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