Posts by Kelsey Michalak:
This model shows ideas we developed as a group – garden beds (blue) and spinning garden panels (yellow). The garden beds would also be used as bunk beds inside the container so that the residents will have more space to move about. I like the idea of the spinning garden panels because I think it is important that the residents be able to see their involvement with the growing process of the plants.
The first image: slicing the skin. Developing a floor plan. The white cards represent sliding panels for the plants to grow on. The reason they slide in and out is for protection for the plants from the harsh weather conditions.
The second image and third image are similar: the peeling of the container skin. Maybe the skin peels up according to where the sun is in the sky and reveals the plants that are growing under it. And at night they go back to normal. This idea reminded me of Jean Nouvel’s Arab World Institute and how the windows open and close like a camera. Very interesting.
These diagrams are based from my wooden models and verbs.
To Preserve: the red lines show how I chiseled the wooden model to represent the skin pealing up off the shipping container. I was thinking that the skin would peal up during the day to reveal the plants.
To Score: the red lines show how I cut the piece of wood. My vision is to have sliding partitions in some of the slits for plants to grow on.
To Flex: the red lines show how I chiseled the wood. I liked how the “skin” flexed up and left space for plants to grow.
To Strengthen: the red line indicates how the piece of wood was cut. I just found the cut line extremely interesting. It reminded me of the ground plane.
To Become: I was thinking a lot about the ground plane. The organic red lines indicate the ground plane. The other red lines are voids or additions to the container.
To Enmesh: the redlines show how pieces fit togethers. I was thinking about how the container enmeshes within itself and intertwines the space.
To Break: the red lines indicate how the pieces came out of the wood when I chiseled it.