The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Sydney
With the innovation of building material and improvement of construction technology, the architecture can rarely cause negative effect on the nature to provide… more
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Jin Song has shown his aesthetic ability in producing a fine presentation for the project. The idea about technological advancements from materials to building systems is great. However, the architecture doesn’t show strong reflection expressing the key ideas through architectural components that people can experience and learn from to understand the correlations among building’s components, ideas, technologies, surrounding natural components.
Raising the buildings on steel stilts creates strong statement about both separation and connection between architecture and site. This supports your idea about creating a place to enhance people’s experience of nature (and architecture in nature). Since the buildings are set on an interesting and valuable unique topography they may not need to be set on the same flat elevation— same as the central platform, it could response and make use of the rolling topography and create complex relationships among the buildings themselves and between buildings and surrounding nature.
With the innovation of building material and improvement of construction technology, the architecture can rarely cause negative effect on the nature to provide the living space for people, which lays a strong foundation for building in challenging place. Meanwhile, the innovative roof material can dramatically transfer solar energy into electricity in the future. Under such a utopia setting, even if the location of International Nature Enthusiasts Camp (I.N.E.C) is located in mountain forest near Pacific Ocean, there is still affordable and practical approach which ensures stability, durability and sustainability of architecture. Furthermore, the eco-friendly architecture collects solar energy to cover all the demands of power in project.
I.N.E.C provides users with sleeping cabins, dining hall, exhibition center, and entertaining deck. In my proposal, not only does the project provides opportunities for all users to get close to nature, but it also provides a space for artists to acquire inspiration and create art. The program utopia is funded through the rent of properties and sale of renewable energy. Moreover, I.N.E.C contains flexible art exhibition and auction spaces to promote the development of the art industry.
The main buildings and the public space are all built by timber, which these wood has been through the antiseptic treatment. Steel frame structure is used in the structure below the building. Such material selection ensures the stability of the building to the greatest extent.