▲ Enframed Nature | Section Drawing
Enframed Nature, 2016
LOUNA International University Construction Design Competition
Location: Louna Village, Guizhou, China
Instructors: Linxue Li
Fabrication Team: Siyao Zheng, Even He, Miya He, ZH Zheng, Yoki Wang, J Rao, WJ Tang, Kevin Tang
Individual Drawings: Modeling in Rhino; Rendering in V-ray; Editing Drawings in Photoshop
In traditional Chinese painting, people pursue the connection between living space and the natural environment. Nature inspires people by its splendid landscape, changing weather and daylight. Compared with the urban environment, the natural elements have more powerful effects on people’s perception.
This project is the construction and design competition that requires participants to design a bamboo shelter for travelers in the Louna valley in Guizhou. When considering the building that is located far from civilizations and surrounded by the smell of paddy and sound of frogs, everything seems to be so minute which raises the sense of poetic.
Considering the landscape and local culture, a densely arranged bamboo frame with inner curved surfaces is proposed. The frame serves as the container of not only the beautiful view of nature but also the lights, wind, rainfall and water vapor. It is also the container of local events and a temporary shelter for hikers. The bamboo frame provides structural stability reinforced by the curved surfaces and log-cabin base with effective joints. The shape of curved surfaces is optimized by wind flow simulation in FlowDesign so that the wind and water vapor will unhinderedly pass through.