Moving forward, we decided that we will drop the water feature as it wouldn’t be something feasible in terms of maintainence.
This week we focused on:
- Looking for suitable materials that can absorb sound to some degree and would create the feeling of meditative silence we hope to achieve.
- Exploring a different method of recreating the shadows produced by sunlight reflected on water.
- Creating new forms that creates an abode/alcove/nook
- Bamboo rattan
Good sound absorption qualities
(Adjusting the thickness and density of the weave we can control the sound that gets through)
Allows light and air through
Sustainable building material
- Coconut husks
Thermal insulation properties
Natural fibers have been considered valid raw materials for producing sound absorbing panels at a reduced cost
- Sound absorption foam
- Kavrat soft cells
Sound absorbing textile
Special technology used to strengthen and increase longevity
1. First we tried video projections of water into the space
This was done to see how light would be reflected and how the shadows would be cast in space.
Currently we are exploring three options to replace the water feature
-To build it around an existing water body
-To use projections
-To use shadows from the exterior facade
Q: How to make it look unobtrusive in the environment
^ our current consideration for form and material selection