[RS I] Responsive Habitats

The Intro | Responsive Renaturalization

Port city harbors, which were once isolated, now face the challenge of being reintegrated into an increasingly data-driven urban fabric. This desire is coupled with the push for renaturalization of such densely concrete, anthropic jungles.

The Port of Barcelona of the 22nd century should reject monofunctional infrastructure and instead re-invite a scenario of discovery, welcoming a rhizomatic interaction built upon nature’s inherent fluctuation.

This project is the nexus of annual local and tourist social exchanges, leading to the spread of plant-life, wildlife and aquatic life. Real-time human behavior triggers the exploit of green-energy amidst Montjuic and the seaport, which then feeds the transition of Responsive Habitats.


Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments closed

Landscape of Experience

Barcelona Port 2115


In 100 years architecture will not be limited to inactive objects anymore.  Kinetic architecture is established, constructions are not frozen in one moment, they change constantly to the current needs. Rooms can grow when the number of people increases, bridges can come up only when needed, leaving free space if not. But how can the structure know about those needs? The 21st century is the era of data collection. Everybody has several devices, which observe, record and publish data every second used. This data can be taken to measure pedestrian and traffic flows, current needs and shortages. The structure will respond to that input as well as it can already provide the surrounding for certain scenarios.  Two surfaces respond either in different ways. One works in a performative way and one works observative. Together they shape a space with various functions, reacting to the behavior of the people.

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed