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A BIOMIMETICS-BASED PARK LIBRARY IN HYDE PARK - 3rd Year Design Studio

Studio professors: Ana Rolim & Aristóteles Cantalice II

Project authors: Nathália Barros e Luama Amorim

The assignment was to design a park library located in Hyde Park, London, in a plot adjacent to the Serpentine Lake, as proposed by an international competition. Departuring from site analysis, our methodology combineds the fields of biomimetics and tectonics.

 

Anchored in the tectonic notions of stereotomics and framework, students translated site conditions into sketches, physical and digital models, selecting one specific aspect as basis for their design.  The project shown here, the “Hybrid Library”, evolved from a mesh generated by the principle of “branched blocks”, which resulted from the correlation between blood veins and the various existing paths at the site.

 

Controlled by this mesh, a triangular pattern was created. The intent was that the building would be camouflaged in the park amid the treetops.

The project idea

Process model of penrose 3D form-generating

Cladding ans structural models

The layers of the building

Ground floor plan

Building section

View from the park towards the access to the building

View from reading room

12-ext 3d

Process model

A night view of the building elevation