Is building sustainable homes which grow a reticulatum?

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This could be the case if we think that nature is developing reticulated artifacts through the use of repletion these can be found in algae.

The heart of every design is the structure of it.

Through structure the shape of any object is defined and ultimately defines the outcome of the design. The design which we experience as individuals influences the way we move, plan and interact the society from urban planning to product design.

Nature teaches us that the circle is the perfect form which works well when it is considered in micro level such as molecules. The performance of inter-connection in nature, teaches us  that the perfect building form is the honeycomb.
We can make our structures flexible, which can allow them  to change from circle to honeycomb to accommodate rapid transition which can increase structural support in design.

Bio-morphed Environment
In this case study the ultimate goal is to provide a framework for structures that can be made flexible. The study interrogates the use of honeycomb structure which can make transitions from one form to the other, yet to maintain their structural support. With current technologies this can be achieved only at micron scale through cellular engineering and the aim of this case study is to maximize possibilities through defining a new strategy in building structures that can be bio-morphed to accommodate in any environment.

Biomimetics through the hydrodictyaceae algae
Honeycomb expresses beauty through its repetition of shape which engages the creation of stacks, while the water net express its beauty through connecting with other parts.
Water net has a system of 120 degrees interconnecting 3 branches and which expands through a nano tube.
In the case of Pediastrum cells, the structure ends abruptly and forms  little flagella like arms. To suggest a new structure it is essential to use the flagella like arms as joints.
These will enable designs to be disrupted into 3 pillars: length, force and dimension. If we get these pillars right, the quality of design can be improved through minimizing loss, weight and ultimately the volume of the structure.

We transit change to the creation of structures that are synthetic, yet, they follow simple rules in nature, which can connect seamlessly with other designs in its environment, using simple and effective connection points as in nature.

Strength vs Beauty
The finest and yet the strongest, crystal is the structure which makes strong materials.
With this in mind we have to create bonds that make the structure solid.
Also, it has to provide a framework that can multiply organic and can shape-shift its form while its structure design remains constraint and it connects realistically with form to define integrity.

To generate a structure which is feasible, yet it provides maximum structural support, the material should embed design catalysts that change the state of the structure. A change which reflects the shape of material through which the design of the structure is expressed.  If the structure accepts the design catalyst, then the material becomes economic without affecting its bonds, thus maintaining a strong structural support.
Now, the catalysts to change the state of materials depend upon the composition of materials alone, but when it comes to building bigger shapes that expand and contract significantly without too much change in the state of material is the ultimate state of design which we currently experience.

Morphing shapes through inter-connection
To generate design through a structure which changes its shape as it is being multiplied, yet it assembles beautifully in stacks vertically and horizontally. A design which can be altered, maintained and replaced at the fraction of the cost, of any conventional building.

Crystallum-reticulatumCrystal dependent designs
The structure created was named  ”Crystallum reticulatum” because the design of the structure has the shape of a crystal, the base of it is a honeycomb as in the graphene structure. The design can also be multiplied three dimensionally and has been designed to be scaled and to accommodate designs in bricks, wood and to be used as a structure for homes which can benefit property developers and other designers help them save cost to their clients.

Ballistic structure used to build organic home which grow

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ICDS ARCH LTD is pioneering this technology which is based in London and expects to sell this product to high end users such as cocky homeowners or high-end home buyers. High advantage is a simple method for buildings which performs and feel like supercars. That’s correct.

Company CEO Andrei Toma claims to create a robotic arm around the technology which can collect from pool of components such as when a user configures the build online, the package gets delivered with all the components needed and the robotic arm assembles the build and the robot becomes part of the build under a column. This arm will be accessible at a later stage to disable the whole build, preferably if there is a need to be moved to another section or area.

The possibilities of using the technology are limitless. With this framework the system can be configured to deliver designs for projects the built environment but also for autonomous construction in no gravity environment.
Imagine an example in media or film related initiatives where this can be presented as a ‘transformers’ like structure in the future where the architect of the future assists the build of megacities on Mars where machines learn how to exploit raw material to create this self-learning spaceship to explore the Universe.

Once a planet is discovered, the system decomposes itself with the help of the arm which computes to harvest raw material to re-fuel to travel forward.

This becomes vision for a technology which is yet to be developed through an aggregator which will explore the limitless possibilities of this design.

Nonetheless an early stage technology that will be developed in stages to facilitate 3 factors such as customer education, marketing cycles and sales cycles.

For this stage the company is preparing a kickstarter campaign under the name of Homepod: World’s first structure for organic homes that grow.

To future develop the technology, the results from the first stages of development will be used to develop creative technologies that can be used in media or film related activities. For this particular space additional partnerships are required for the automation of the product itself. This in turn can have multiple advantages to create a better method for development of modular systems that can be automated to benefit large industrial developments.

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Connected cities – The future of real estate

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Equally placing the amount of information into a trigger of doings, results the necessary for creating such patterns that allow the amount to be handled within execution without loss. Nevertheless you can  argue that people are often in this respect and they are doing their best to overcome the potential of their time and space in each and every dimension. As designers, the function of time and space has been the bases for each design, making such design more or less an organism for living.

This organism can be divided into n number of functions, however the main goal here is to understand how this organism will be organized years from now. Main coordinates to have an immediate effect on space is the growth of the organism.

Buildings as an organism, they will soon reach the boundary of space where function = growth.

These changes can be seen in the current mega-cities where the number of sharing household with families or adults living with their parents increased more than 11% between 2007 and 2010. (Census, Washington Post)

Other changes in the organism of a mega-city are in local communities. Governments focus on developing local communities, because, the only way to survive is to have a much-faceted mega-city, where access to service is provided locally. Think of a living cell, which is enclosed within its own boundary, performing its own functions, reacting in the bigger body.

Now when we look at people and business, considering start-up environments and apartments in the mega-cities, the individuals tend to choose the affordability of space. Being a mega-city it is also the status of being mega-populated which means that space is so limited, it comes down to millimeters.

Businesses try to save space by employing off-site individuals and companies through freelancing and remote locations.

As a result, the new emerging business environment is forcing more and more space changes of the employed population. This obviously increases the price of the space too.

What options we have?

Architects fail to think the space continuum and they often come to draw utopian views of the future within one coordinate which is more or less the perfect choice for a bunch of functions that they consider best for their particular time, space, society or climate.

Our solution is designed from an interior architecture point of view, where the function = growth that enables one structure to grow to the extent of infinite in  a natural way, like the world which we live in.

For this we have developed a unique, natural occurring pattern that enables societal changes to be developed without the need to change existing mega-cities to accommodate the change.

Our solution is HomePod

The comfort of your home, wherever you are, it follows you.
Whoever you meet, it grows with you. Endlessly.

Please find bellow a video about the UK Housing.

Only Soultion – HomePod www.homepod.eu

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Flat Pack Home – An ultra packed society?

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We live current economic times when the crowd has become the tool in developing sustainable solutions for our society and this include solutions from social to technological. Now, the crowd is an essential tool also for developing complex systems which entangle with one another and define the whole world.

We’ve spent the last 8 years researching the best innovations and yet we could not find one singular solution which addresses the question : ‘How do we save the world?’ and yet, our thoughts that a saved world would happen only when you save yourself from external factors like :

Polution (CO2) : The next 100 years is the cornerstone of changes in our society. The world is beautiful at cycling systems but not so great at filtering. Our input in the earth atmosphere is minimum, yet destructive.

Water (H2O)We are 7 billion people and yet, our bodies need 1l of water everyday to survive, where we use 0.00251908397 cubic miles of water, everyday. The earth has a stock of 332.500.000 cubic miles of water, from which only 2.000.0000 cubic miles of fresh water. Naturally, the earth can sustain 7,939,393,937 people.

However, we are not the only species which need water and the number drops bellow that.

WDP (World Domestic Product) :  Our economy is scaling and yet with small fluctuation year on year. But based on the current growth, it’s only going up.

Green Home : Alternative energy solutions don’t come at home and governments decision to continue within the current framework means that the changes we have to face as individuals should focus on developing protective systems for the environment as a whole.

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BlobHouse – The greenest in house developments

The Modulare Green House

The BlobHouse is a green house prototype which is being developed since 2009 as part of the ICDS Arch research programme. This house it is unique in its way of being a green house as it is designed to match the current economic climate which the world has.

We’ve done research in world wide trends in terms of jobs and economic sustainability and we came to the conclusion that the world needs a change tot the residential market, as there it is not a solid design to sustain and incorporate a green agenda to the meet a Kyoto protocol in world of green development. Our research show an increase in singular entrepreneurial person which are running their own business from home. Other increase is in people working for companies from home. In order to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for these people, the BlobHouse has developed its unique strategy in matching requirements aimed at universal usage for those who work, or own a business environment from home.

BlobHouse – Green Lounge and Kitchen

The access to the house is made via the enclosed garden which leads to the lounge and the kitchen of the house. A stair leads to the work module which is facing the south of the house to keep the office cool, while the office is also providing heath which is conserved and used to warm up the house.

From the lounge you also have access to the bedrooms above . Also above you will find the toilets which act as duo for office and residential use.

The house has been developed to meet plasticity of intersecting transparency in the whole house, where everything looks private from outside and public inside, where everything is familiar and open.

Live Module Intersecting work and green

By incorporating these modules together was with the aim to bring down the cost you spend on your services, but also to give that sense of  living the green. Also we wanted to keep the private part of the office routine and not interfere with the lounge, where in most cases of house developments it was a problem.

The Work module sits above all modules and provides views from wide screen covering the module. At the bottom of the module you will find the reception area where the secretary and archives sit. At the top you will find an open plan space to accommodate up to five people.

BlobHouse Façade

If you ever ask yourself how this façade will be possible to manufacture from glass, you will find that we’re using only only green materials from which can be recycled. The façade will be made from thermoplastic which gives us the opportunity to make the globe to look like this. This is a prototype and some divisions are made to incorporate and maintain a portability of the house as well.

We will post any new developments which we will find suitable for the open public.