1.Drawings that show the development of my research from the past few weeks and the possible brief / proposal for my project.
a. On site issues (area of interests)
– Animal burrows
-To build a human underground laboratory / care center / zoo (??) to take care of the animal burrows zone.
-Propose to use gelatin to solidify shingles (as alternative to resin).
-Stacking of shingles to form the above structure of animal burrow (to create a natural cover as animal protection)
2. Camouflaging decoy house
-Thinking to use some reflective material for the above ground burrow entrance to camouflage it into the landscape.
-Still not too sure how the entrance structure works/looks, will think more about it.
3. New experiments using gelatin as alternative to resin.
-Gelatin is not toxic/acidic as compared to resin and it is renewable.
-Possible to develop a gelatin cycle on site (animal live-die-gelatin extract-building material)
Conclusion: Gelatin solidify gravels faster than resin. The end product is softer than resin but it holds the gravel perfectly as resin.
4. Precedent study – Rock printing by Gramazio Kohler Research
To do list:
-Test gelatin on a larger scale.
-To do load test on gelatin shingles, and find out their structural properties.
-Investigate the vertical / horizontal forces of the precedent rock printing structure and apply on project.
-Think more on the decoy house concept. Look into the tree hotel by Tham + Videgard Hansson Arkitekter.
-Think of what is the function / importance of this project. What to reveal on this landscape?
-For the zoning of animal, what is the method to do this.
-Time element of the burrow.
-Rethink what is the architecture element in this project.