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Two main themes lead the whole project: the water and the use of timber. The water is the most precious element for human life and it generates the wood, one of the most precious materials for human civilization. In fact, at looking at the exterior of the building, its shape and its façade, made of translucent material (polycarbonate), look like a drop of dew on a leaf. Instead, the interior is characterized from the particular hue of the wood, a reminiscence of the colors of the bricks which Bologna is made. Also, the balcony system of the lateral pavilions is inspired by the famous “porticati” of the city.
The parabola generated from a water jet inspires the shape of the envelope and the internal court. The aggregation of plant cells is the inspiration for the pattern of the whole building envelope and structure. This is a clear reference to plants and wood, using their smallest form of internal organization (the cells) to design the structure. The structure is made of Curved plywood cells based on parametric design. They are joined together thanks to a system of nuts and bolts. A reflective film can keep out as much as 83% of the sun's heat, dramatically lowering air conditioning costs. In the winter, the same film helps retain interior heat, reducing heating costs. In addition, the internal court is used to improve passive ventilation in the winter and during the summer. #critday #archolution #allofarchi #archisource #archidraclubs #architecturaldrawing #architectureillustration
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