Self-sufficient Building // Final Presentations


Self-sufficient Building // Final Presentations

On Sunday the 19th of June were the Self-sufficient Building Research Studio, led by Enric Ruiz Geli and Mireia Luzàrraga, Final Presentations. The jury board included IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou, Academic Coordinator Mathilde Marengo, Director of Communications Silvia Brandi; as well as Matthias Armengaud (AWP Founder & CEO) and Marta Fernandez (RMIT Europe Executive Director).

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Jury Panel at Work – Self-sufficient Building

Here are the projects presented:

The Power of Sound  is a bamboo structure amplifying the sounds of the Western Ghats campus’ insects. Preservation of Biodiversity – by Varsha Subba Rao – is a net of hides, which allows the observation of animal species in Western Ghats. Forest Skills – by Tanuj Thomas – is a floating Campus in Western Ghats inspired by tribal communities formerly inhabiting the area. Living Net – by Fabio Della Barba Menezes – is a lightweight, living structure at the base of the Performing Art Center of Western Ghats in India. FloatingTribe is an orientation centre in Western Ghats to learn how to live in a forest leaving zero footprint.

The Gateway Pool – by Maria Cynthia Funk – is a climate design system generating a transition space at the entrance of HIT Shenzhen campus. The Kitchen – Thora Hafdis Arnardottir – guides students through micro-algae processes, envisioning an algae-based economy for the HIT campus. Water Shield – by Fulvio Brunetti – is an anti-pollutant system of water-domes for the decontamination of Shenzhen’s air and water. Farm of Knowledge – by Mercedes Swiecicki – is a farming landscape made by undulating belts, for HIT students to grow plants and algae.

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Students Presenting

The transformation of Taliesin West – by Dirk Van Wassenaer – aims to make the Arizonan campus self-sufficient in terms of energy, food and economy.

The Barrier is a termite mound and bamboo forest generating electricity and regulating the access to RMIT campusThe Adaptive Skin – by Firdose Basha Ghouse – Facade of Western Ghats campus is a shelter to local fauna and open source database for biologists. Transplantation – by Hsin Li – reproduces Melbourne Ecosystem within RMIT campus. A GreenAttack to rethink our role in Nature.

The Ramp and The Brain – by Mohit Chordia, Goutham Santhanam – a campus and public spaces in Glories, Barcelona as a place for activism and public opinion expression. The Knowledge Center – by Tobias Deeg, Martin Hristov –

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The Department of Molecular Architecture

Self-sufficient Building is one of the five research lines offered by the Master in Advanced Architecture. Learn more about its research challenges and applications by clicking here.