suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
nidal HAMIDA / jose MACIAS: Hydro-Thread is a greenhouse project located in the suburbs of Las Vegas, Nevada. This project seeks to connect the isolated neighborhoods with a bike path that dissects the building which leads to adjacent neighborhoods.
The concept behind the building lies within the enclosure of the building which can alter temperatures of the building by pumping different color fluids through ETFE plastic tubing. If the plants that are inhabited in the building need more sunlight, transparent water is pumped through. If a shading for plants is required, darker fluid is pumped through creating infinite possibilities to how a space can be lit. Complimenting the lighting possibilities will be a communal water heating system that is also embedded within the enclosure.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
nH+jM: Rob Ley, Biomimic Explorations, Muscle Fibers
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
nH+jM: Reading: Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Parallax
Listening: Flying Lotus, A Tribe Called Quest, Schlomo, Teebs, Express Rising, Mos Def
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
nH+jM: Zaha Hadid, Reiser Umemoto, Diller Scofidio