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A s fl o o d s a n d d r o u g h t s b e h a v e a s t h e most predominant natural event on this site, the skin of this laborator y is de velop ed to physically react to it: w h e n w a t e r l e v e l d r o p s , t h e fl o a t i n g agents descend with it, pulling the exterior cable downward and interior cable upward, releasing the membrane c a n o p y. A ft e r t h e s k i n d e s c e n d b e y o n d a certain level, the ring structures will prevent it from falling into essential living sectors, while the surrounding exterior is covered thus enclosing those sectors. Th e o b s e r v a t o r y a c c o m m o d a t e s activities of ever yday life by also featuring moving furniture sectors. C ouches and tables are rotatable in response to the moving draper y skin.

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Yiran Zhang: Architecture Undergraduate Porfolio  
Yiran Zhang: Architecture Undergraduate Porfolio  
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