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Kinetic Motion Interaction Design Environment Parametric Modeling

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Legend: 1. Overlook 2. Public Plaza 3. Cafe Entrance, Seating 4. Main Building Entrance 5. Courtyard 6. Drop-off Area 7. Parking Structure 8. Loading Dock 9. Employee Parking 10. Riverwalk

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The premise of this thesis is based on the notion that technology has heavily saturated our daily lives and that architecture has made marginal attempts at keeping up with the progressive trends in technology. The ultimate goal of this thesis is create a museum and research facility that will act as an interface with the public, invoking a user response through kinetic architecture. This project will utilize methodologies of interaction design to effectively incorporate technology and provide a building that is environmentally responsive, adaptive to user density, and creates an interface with the public.

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INTERIOR DIAPHRAGM The interior kinetic component resides in the “interaction pods” which fluctuate in size in accordance to user density. This relates to the idea of user defined interaction and client defined interaction. While the size of the space can change due to user activity, the floor system can be modified to arrange partitions changing the path in which the user is traveling. These structures are not permanent and can be arranged for a particular need or daily activity by the owner.

EXTERIOR KINETIC COMPONENT The external component responds to the position of the sun and controls the amount of light that can enter the space. This component allows for the façade to be completely open or closed. The initial design of this component is a based on a hydraulic system that allows for the component to open and close.

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CONCEPT The skyscraper, as a “metabolic gateway,� mediates both border crossing conflicts and the interface between tall buildings and nature. The skyscraper acts as a living organism mimicking its qualities as a bold expression. Living organisms have specific properties that define them. These properties are size, shape, metabolism, movement, irritability, growth, reproduction, and adaption. Understanding these properties and the relationship to the revitalization concept has provided a train of thought that drives all aspects of the design.

KINETIC SKIN METABOLISM

The skyscraper’s envelope is kinetic, contracting and expanding in actively adapting to the climatic environment - like a living organism. This on going metabolic process generates wind energy and purifies air throughout the building. The system consists of a matrix of pistons that are connected at one end to a translucent and recyclable fabric and on the other end to a generator. Wind is the primary source of the kinetic motion allowing the pistons to have movement and charge the generators. External cladding of translucent photovoltaics collect energy as well. Vertical landscaping enchances air quality and enhances energy efficiency. The open portions of the buildings are perpendicular to the both summer and winter prevailing wind which optimizes cross ventilations and wind power generation.

PROGRAM MATURATION

The metabolic skyscraper is a model of an ecological alternative to the barrio through vertical cores of interwove communities and clustered workspaces. The building gives the underprivileged sector of Tijuana’s population a chance to improve their condition and promotes self improvement. The market and park act as an economic stimulus providing avenues in which tourism can flourish.

MERCADO ECONOMY AND IRRITABILITY

A market, Mercado in Spanish, is a distinctive characteristic of Mexican and South American cultures. It’s a social node where people congregate and are able to sell their goods and services. Mercados are a significant component to hispanic communities which keep the economy in balance.

Acknowledgements Special thanks to Gabriel Aleman for being my partner on this project.

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PROPORTION PARAMETERS These parameters allow for a proportional relationship between the rig’s height and width. This is accomplished through formulas that constrain their dimensions.

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COMPONENT PARAMETERS Parameters that control the height of the component’s “bloom”.

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The Net-Zero Training Facility serves as a nexus between individual, community, and environment. Addressing this overlap, the center becomes a model for architectural performance at all scales.

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ENERGY SIMULATION Running daylight simulations in Ecotect and wind simulations in Phoenix informed the formal operations. By splitting the block on a north / south axis into two 160’ by 32’ blocks, interior day light penetration was maximized while establishing a central courtyard served by southern winds. Organizing the program according to specific function, the western public block could be split and rotated to engage the street and allow the eastern private block access to western winds for natural ventilation.

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es three functions; (1) as a billboard for the school, creating a regional development, (2) as a sun shading device and (3) to amplify natural s. As a billboard, the holes of the perforated metal sunscreen are Grasshopper script developed to analyze image values and define hole gly. Using an image of the Long Beach skyline, the semi-urban plaza ocean view of the city. The screen angle is adjusted to minimize hole e summer, while allowing solar penetration during the winter.

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WALL SECTION 1. Exhaust for Top Floor 2. Heat Exhaust Vents 3. Roof Membrane(2 Ply) 4. Dropped Uplighting 5. Interior Wood Finish 6. Air Pocket 7. Raised Floor System 8. 5� Topping Slab 9. Steel Outrigger 10. T&G Bamboo Flooring

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