Design the World

Project Duration- Spring 2012
4 Months Exchange at Kyoto Seika University
Date Completed- July 2012

Project Brief: Design a new world which can have its own rules.
Concept: In society today, there is an imbalance between the individual and society. In my world, the individual is as important as the society and has the right to choose their relationships. People move continuously in and out of the home. I wanted to design housing that adapts to the changes that a family goes through. The dwelling should reflect the changes in people’s relationships - flexible housing.
Rules for the world: No such thing as a marriage, new partner every 10 years, new job every 10 years, Same sex marraige, polygamy and open relationships are acceptable

Use of space filling polyhedra for individual units- Plato referred to the polyhedra as the basic building blocks of creation and credited their "structural harmony" with bringing "order out of chaos." So using these forms will create order and will also easily allow free and flexible movement. Each unit is a polyhedra which can be attached to others as people form relationships. Each unit has a specific function and there are some individual spaces designed for specific interests.
The design of the public spaces is based off the structure of a Protein. Like the solids, proteins are also the building block of life. Their structure is such that they continuously change but keep their function and order constant. The proteins are made up of a string of molecules that are bonded together. The spiral form that I have created is also made up of individual units that are all connected inside. The form is more helical and gets larger at the top. Communities lower are closer together than those on the top. The top above water is flat for agriculture and farming. The spirals are all connected underwater using tunnels with vacuum trains.
In the future, land will be scarce, man will have to start building in the sea so that is where my world is located. My world is also completely self sufficient. It gets in energy from solar panels, wind turbines, bio fuel and wave power. The main spiral is a closed pressure system and everything is airtight and sealed.

 

communities are flexible  

various community configurations

eg. of individual spaces  

individual spaces with furniture

individual spaces with interests

protein diagrams  

elevation of one spiral  

 

section - interior of spiral  

renders of interior and exterior