• fiber garden

    fiber garden
    vienna AUSTRIA

    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

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    • rupert the skeptic Says:

      expensive gutter system with vague and gooey tectonics. first one seems like a more calm space- a suitable ambience for a garden/farm. This one is too spectacular, and vegetables wouldn’t pay this thing off for a hot minute. Designer should’ve saved this generative process for a concert venue or something.

    • Rockik Says:

      Wow! Love the smooth structures!

    • Hollie Says:

      Really great use of sunlight and water to grow food in the dark.

    • Jan Says:

      I really like the project! Good job – the surface articulation is sophisticated and shows the richness that could be achieved. Also the melting of this three layers is interesting idea! Why there are no jury comments about this project – would be interesting to see!

    • monir Says:

      nice job nicky!!!!!!

      impressive parametrical skin!!!!!good technic!

      cheers from hadid studio!!!!!

    • says Says:

      Great research, but it doesn’t have any specificity to urban farming other than the photoshopped green tendrils emerging from the skin. This project would be great if it could somehow reference it’s context and the entire premise of this competition.

    • Stiliana Zenguilekova Says:

      This architecture signifies a process and incorporates energy and natural processes. Energy created not by God but by man. And as we all know energy is never lost, it only modifies. Congrats for powerful idea!

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