SOFT COMPLEXITY
CONCEPT
2004
Year
Status
Research
Program
Location
2004
Degree/thesis
studies in spatial sociality
Renovation, cultural center and hostel
Former tobacco factory
Urban tissue is revised as a geomorphological formation where substrate of historic building is covered with vital layers of socio-cybernetic ecosystem.

Cells of medial layer are living pods, each of cells is extremely minimalistic with living space - but their potential to merge with neighbours are enabling temporary inhabitants to establish instant "villages" of post-cyber coliving.
Soft cells of skin or top level of a forest consisting of inflatable ETFE cushions, each formes its central stoma. Actuated by pressure-controlling devices, they open stomas to encrease airflow and needed amount of rain; distend inner aluminised cushion to reflect sunlight or another one, black - to collect it. Cell in it's passive mode is transparent and impenetrable for air and rain with thermal R ~ 2.4

Upper layer doubles social one creating never-repeating moire pattern.
Social hill sets initial sociality below pods
Soft deflector power natural ventilation
Automated ETFE skin regulates heat gain
Living pods allows merging into communities
Underhill space is filled whith digital culture
Existing city lives his own life. Influenced.

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