CENTER FOR URBAN FARMING COMPETITION
Honorable Mention – $100
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
Nikolay Hristov Ivanov: Fiber Garden is generating a micro cilmate (for the Scientific Research Center) on the base of urban farming through natural patterns. The main concept is emergence of three interrelated layers: skin – solar panels, skeleton – sprinkling/watering system and the green layer – plants. The generated pattern is based on the sun direction and allows the distributed solar panels to collect and transform sun energy. It also keeps a certain level of porosity to allow enough natural light to get indoors for the plants layer.
The overall form is correlated with the 3layered system and works like gigantic leaves gathering rain, which is used afterwards withing the watering system – fiber skeleton and absorbing sun light.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
NHI: Grand Palais – Paris, Chanel, François Roche, Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
sP:what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
NHI: reading: Jorge Luis Borges- El libro de Arena
music: Debussy, Róisin Murphy, Hercules and Love Affair
sP:whose work is currently on your radar?
NHI: Hussein Chalayan, Iris van Herpen, Kokkugia