FYDA - Fenn Young Design Award , Thiland
COLLABORATION WITH: MAHSA DEHGHANI , KIANA KARIMI , GHAZAAL SALIMIAN , HAMED DABESTANI
The contemporary process of learning has omitted the first step -study- in a physical architectural space- traditionally known as study rooms- as the new achievements in cybernetics has taken its place. People no more sit in quiet empty rooms going through old books to find information, inasmuch as they can get what they want just by a click in a blink of an eye. In our project, we have illustrated the contemporary process of learning as an adaptive complex system in which the "study procedure" and parts of other procedures emerge individually, while the other parts emerge in a public spatial system. Cybernetic networks can help us dealing with interconnections between parts and transform the community from chaos into an integrated whole. To be more specific, we have created a website in which people can follow others' interests, researchers and studies; they can interact and decide to establish a discussion session. These discussions requirements create and produce our architectural needs, the spatial system. The spatial system can adapt itself to the environment beside elements like functional elements, structural elements and aesthetic. These elements form our basic parameters.
The parameters are optimized in our server, which we have defined with various rules and functions to create an adaptive sustainable architecture. In conclusion, the process of learning occurs in two categories:
1. The study: Takes place in a friendly cozy ambiance exemplifying our home.
2. Think, Create and Show: Emerge in changeable adaptive spaces created by the interconnections of people. The final structure and form create a self-organized library in which everyone forms his own library. It means that it can adapt itself to the users and environment. Perhaps it appears that all these procedures can take place in a cyber virtual space, basically on the internet. However, besides all the possibilities and facilities of this virtual world, the vitalit¬¬y of social communication and physical interaction and interpersonal education cannot connive. As a result, in this project, focusing on the needs and requirements of this millennia, we have decided to have a visionary library that is not only benefiting from technology and internet but also it is trying to strengthen the physical presence of people in social spaces and cultural areas like a library.
The outer walls of the building are made of smart glasses. These glasses can help optimizing energy by getting transparent or opaque in different hours of a day and also they are designed to change color based on the activity taking place inside. The prominent function of these glasses in this building is that they are plotted to vary their colors based on the amount of kinetic movements going on inside; therefore, it can interact with people on the street, letting them know either a scientific conference (speech) is happening or a musical concert (play).
We have also designed the ceiling to form an interaction between architecture and human. At the entrance, everyone will be given a GPS card that is going to be with them during their stay in the library. The height of the ceiling will be adjusted to the density of population inside. It means the more crowded a place is, the higher the ceiling of that part would be. Hence, not only from the outside people would understand something big is happening inside, but also this would generate limitless forms that makes people experience different views of the building every day.