Theodore Spyropoulos Studio
Manya Uppal (India)
Maryam Mirmohammedsadeghi (Iran)
Natalie Wong Chauvet (Ecuador)
Puja Shah (India)
In this project, morphologies that stem from material based experiments are controlled digitally through computational fluids and as a result, are used as the primary tool in order to address the typology of housing. A fluid engine is used to articulate distribution and pedestrian networks, informing an open-ended strategy that explores the relationship of the singular to the collective. In generating organizational models that challenge the convention of housing, the project enables different distributions of housing that respond to the site, as well as density, manifesting a prototypical scenario that can adapt to various scales. Augmenting Kenzo Tange’s Tokyo Bay project, the dynamically driven fluid engine is deployed, to achieve different resolutions across the site. The existing infrastructure does not dictate the distribution of the commercial, housing and public programs, but allows for topological transformations that systematically inscribe housing and other functional variants. Combined, the distribution logics interlace with the existing infrastructure to arrive al a new cultural urban landscape that enhances the pedestrian networks to achieve a housing model that is time-based.