Living Architecture

ReleaseDay
2018/7/23
Team
ALTERNATIVE MACHINE
Category
R&D

Living Architecture

ALTERNATIVE MACHINE
The “The House That Becomes a Family” project applies the mechanism of an anthill, which maintains and expands while maintaining a constant temperature and humidity inside, to develop an architectural model and algorithm that organically changes in response to the people living in the house and the environment.
It is said that one in three houses in Japan will be vacant by 2033. LIFULL, VUILD, and ALTERNATIVE MACHINE collaborated to reconstruct the emotional sense that houses originally had.
Clay is cut into cubic shapes using a 3D printer and fired in a furnace to make the smallest parts, the cells of the house. The position of the cells is then determined based on the environmental factors in which the vacant house is built and the comfort index perceived by the occupants, such as light and sound, as evaluation criteria. In this way, the shape of the house changes organically, expanding as if it were growing, and the “house” itself aims to be a family that lives together with its occupants.
「家族になる家」は、内部の温度や湿度を一定に保ちつつ維持・拡張を繰り返す「蟻塚」の仕組みを応用し、生活者や環境に合わせて有機的に変化する建築モデル、及びアルゴリズムを開発するプロジェクト。
日本は、2033年には3軒に1軒は空き家になるといわれている。家が本来持っていた情緒感を再構築しようとする試みをLIFULL、VUILD、ALTERNATIVE MACHINE、3社の共同研究として実施。
3Dプリンターで粘土を立方体の形に切り出し、炉で焼いたものを最小パーツ、家の細胞とする。そして、空き家が建っている環境要因と、光や音など居住者が感じる快適指数を評価基準とし、細胞の位置を決定していく。こうして家の形が有機的に変化、まるで成長するかのように拡張しながら、「家」そのものが居住者と共に暮らす家族のように寄り添うことを目指す。
 

Credit:

Partner: LIFULL, VUILD
Director: Ryuta Aoki
Algorithm Design: Atsushi Masamori, Norihiro Maruyama, Lana Sinapayen
Adviser: Takashi Ikegami

Past Exhibitions:

July 23th – 28th, 2018: ALIFE 2018

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