An experimental architecture / for human and birds exchanges / with healthy benefits & robotic fab / ecosophy+anthroposophy. . . .
We launched an experimental Kickstarter in Asia—Thailand / It is the first full architecture project through crowd funding/. . . . As you see it’s not about business . . . but redefining the role of architect in the multitude of desires, multitudes of clients, backers, lovers. . . . Including the breeding of Swiftlet, and its birdnest healthy effect . . . to reintroduce an anthroposophic and ecologic relationship. . . .
But it’s also a building done by robot. . . .
It’s about /
1) A Human-Bird Mutualism for reciprocal benefits. (Mutualism is the way two organisms of different species exist in a relationship in which each individual benefits from the activity of the other).
2) A Time-Concept Sharing over 10 years, as an ‘usufruct’ transaction (including cleaning / laundry / maintenance of building and landscape / local services / see all the conditions below).
3) A Project of Architecture through several Innovations and Technologies with Computation and Robotic Fabrication to define a strategy of aesthetic in correspondence with the existing situation (expanding bio-foam with scrap wood . . . as a liquid rocky lava expansion). Through these Researches and Technics, the design will be developed in a “continuum morphology” (which organizes gradations between several identified structures) of the Biotopes (an equilibrium between Animal, Vegetal and Mineral) . . . an example of territorializing technologies.
Material Expertise / Robotics / The core of the construction is made by a steel structure (steel post and steel balloon frame) with, as the external surface, a catenary mesh geometry joining all surfaces. The large windows are silver-coated laminated glass to protect from UV rays and reflect the landscape. Only half of them are fully transparent (human zones), the others (Swiftlet caves) are extremely dark, coated to keep the shadow atmosphere of a cave (including humidity). We will use a robotic extruder fixed on a scissor lift to make the Lava skin (in lightweight bio-expandable durable (10 years) foam / from starch-flax . . . in test period for now). Small scale tests and prototypes have already been done at the studio with our own Robot (Kuka 6 axes R10KR1100), as well as 3D printed models of the house.
Statement / This architecture, both ecosophical (Felix Guattari) and anthroposophical (Rudolph Steiner), hybrid of the situation, kind of bio-morphism, negotiating space and time sharing, is voluntary promoted via a crowd-funding apparatus, to open another way than the traditional delegation of power of the architecture scene, where few people decide for the others. . . .
As architects, we now have the opportunity to address with the multitude, through the networks, social media and bottom-up . . . This project and this crowd-funding initiative are like a pebble (a lava stone in our case) thrown in the pond of the temptation to redefine sharing, exchanges, with attitude, with design, with high degree of technology and ecosophy… in symbiosis, in osmosis . . . to test a possibility of exchange for the next 10 years.