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Mass Customised Envelope

The rapid development in technology and media has changed the functionality of the world. Together with the discovery of mass media system and the exploration on the potential of internet, our physical world could no longer be separated from its digital features. In the immersive scale, our thriving connection with the internet has bought us to the point where space and time boundaries between people decline dramatically and new challenges are arising both in the physical and digital world. In cities, along with fewer land available for people to use and the growth of advance technology, our perception towards space changed. The digital age has bridged the gap between the public and the private as one can interact with the public from their private sphere and physically be a private sphere and still isolate themselves from the public sphere.

The convergence of public and private sphere in the digital age has formed a new kind of space known as the hybrid sphere. The contradiction between private space and public space is also deepened by the ambiguity of the boundary. At the urban level, the interconnection of the urban fabric with building envelope has a certain level of ambiguity which makes it an interesting point of intersection. Building en-velopeis a borderline between outside and inside. In other words, it stands in be-tween the public sphere and the private sphere. Moreover, building envelope could be found easily throughout the city.

This project tries to rethink building envelope from a static entity into a dynamic and negotiable boundary in the city, with the concept of materializing urban ne-gotiationin the modern day. Through the utilization technology and digital net-work to process urban data, the project is an attempt to bridge the gap between digital and physical world that centres around the daily interaction of the cities dwellers and their surroundings. In the process, digital fabrication is introduced to control and change the building envelope to a certain extend with the negotiation scheme, which involves people from public sphere, private sphere and environment.

  • [year] 2017
  • [credits] Nabila Afif_Anchal Shamanur Ganesh_Zhu Lin
  • [Design Tutors] Enriqueta Llabres Valls, Zachary Flucker
  • [H+T Tutor] Nuria Alvarez
Mass Customised Envelope

The rapid development in technology and media has changed the functionality of the world. Together with the discovery of mass media system and the exploration on the potential of internet, our physical world could no longer be separated from its digital features. In the immersive scale, our thriving connection with the internet has bought us to the point where space and time boundaries between people decline dramatically and new challenges are arising both in the physical and digital world. In cities, along with fewer land available for people to use and the growth of advance technology, our perception towards space changed. The digital age has bridged the gap between the public and the private as one can interact with the public from their private sphere and physically be a private sphere and still isolate themselves from the public sphere.

The convergence of public and private sphere in the digital age has formed a new kind of space known as the hybrid sphere. The contradiction between private space and public space is also deepened by the ambiguity of the boundary. At the urban level, the interconnection of the urban fabric with building envelope has a certain level of ambiguity which makes it an interesting point of intersection. Building en-velopeis a borderline between outside and inside. In other words, it stands in be-tween the public sphere and the private sphere. Moreover, building envelope could be found easily throughout the city.

This project tries to rethink building envelope from a static entity into a dynamic and negotiable boundary in the city, with the concept of materializing urban ne-gotiationin the modern day. Through the utilization technology and digital net-work to process urban data, the project is an attempt to bridge the gap between digital and physical world that centres around the daily interaction of the cities dwellers and their surroundings. In the process, digital fabrication is introduced to control and change the building envelope to a certain extend with the negotiation scheme, which involves people from public sphere, private sphere and environment.