How to design a system which changes its structure, behavior, or resources according to demand?
The housing units were organized in a three-part system based on the triangularity of the site where the center of each side of the triangle connected together, locating three separate buildings and allowing for another triangular space to evolve into an outdoor community space fit for residence and cafe guests.
Sustainability features include: fixed solar panels on the roof and active PV Panels on the southernmost exposure facade that adjust with the moving sun. The other panels are passive use, collapsible with pivots, adjusted to the occupant’s needs form their hexagonal sliding windows. Pervious pavers surround the site outlying an urban water garden near the transit to improve storm water management.
The tactics the student took included playing and spreading light. This was done with the use of different material properties of glass of the inner skin and the use of perforated steel and 3D-Printed additive manufacturing technologies for the outer skin, allowing for the spread of light in the hexagonal pattern from the exterior to the interior and form the building around the city. Hiding yet exposing the language of the skin through different layers of systematized spatial connections.