Adaptive Concrete

How to let the architecture adapt to nature?

Extreme changes in nature, the architecture should behave like a creature, mimic, adapt to the environment and feedback to itself. This project starts with material, trying to find the possibility of the architecture interacting with nature. As a human, Skin is the largest organ in the human body. It plays a primary barrier to protect human. The main function of it is to reduce the external mechanical injury. On the other hand, in industry, rubber is used for mechanical damping, insulation, air tightness to reduce mechanical damage, as well as external mechanical damage to human body. Though rubber is regarded as an important industrial material nowadays, it is considered to be environmental unfriendly invention. Rediscover a new
material becomes main issue for this project.

In this project, I use ACM (water soluble acrylic rubber) and concrete to experiment on different (25/75, 50/50, 75/25%) mixture, and design a new envelope system for the residential to redefine the relationship among the resident, the architecture, and nature.