Academic project, Fall 2009, Prof. Dan Kupkova_Cornell University in collaboration with Melissa Constantine
This cultural and recreation center was derived by the initial development of a genotype which has branching capabilities. This genotype was developed with the intention of carrying water across varying slopes across the site, branching and adapting parametrically where needed.
Once the genotype or code of such a form was understood, it was applied to the site. The park had drastic changes in slope thus the program as well as the water filtering system had to adapt and change as well.
The three-skinned nature of the facade allowed for one system to accommodate private, public and semi public activities. The skin is a lso programatically responsive as the porosity of the outer layer varies depending on the level of privacy demanded by the program beneath.