yes those kind of building techniques seem to be the most appropriate and affordable for the project by now.
Thanks for your comment! There are different kinds of weaving, from tight to loose, giving the opportunity to use it as walls for closed spaces, for fencing the yard and for semi-transparent walls defining areas / spaces. The walls are lightweight and can easily be rearranged or even used as openable elements. I'm going to develop door and window detail from this module as well, we'll see.. ;)
yes i am also working on woven walls on my idea, but my are from bamboo. Your sketches are nice :)
Time tested assembly method, but what about locations where wood is scarce? Explore the concept of weaving with other materials and identify the principles/procedures for that.
That is my biggest problem with this contest.
A designer needs to start with a blank piece of paper (& mind) when first meeting with the client & the site.
Good objection, DJgeldart. I was wondering about that as well. It may be possible to grow the building material in dry regions by "investing" water into building materials if it cannot grow without watering. Otherwise alternative building materials have to be used.
One commen method in arid regions is placing pillars, layering the space between with wire fence and fill this space with rocks.
I'm researching on different kind of housing units according to the region they are going to be installed.
Billie's proposal seems to be quite a good attempt solving that question as well ;)
Greetings to both of you!
Yeah you're right- this is one of the oldest fencing method of mankind. It has rarely been used for building walls but for fencing instead. I was going to search for alternative materials for the most common used one: pasturage (if that is the right term) or hazelnut.
I'd love to do some 1:1 pysical model, but the time for that seems to be a bit short. I'll see what i can find, breaking the boundaries..
Thank you for your comment, greetings to canada! ;)
yes! i love this idea! and i have had lots of fun weiving branches together :) a handy addition to that would be adding a bunch of other fibers also and clay i was thinking . but i didn't test mixing them yet because i was thinking about the thickness of the branches may inhance or degrade the strength of the overall substance of the mix .. so lovely! and living trees can be delicately wovin together also but since they r changing size they r probably best left uncoated with anything! :)
Thank you, i will consider that.
It depends of the region. In tropical areas probably the open and permeable structure is preferred, in hot / cold regions the insulated one. The outer layer therefor has to withstand eg. water, that's why i thought it would be beneficial if the space between outer layer and membrane can get wet and dry out easily after.
So you're having experiences with this kind of weaving? There are lots of different styles and different kind of woods used- what did you use? Were you using fresh branches, did you lay them in water to make them elastic or any other method?
Africans do this on their own since a very long time, without insulation, of course. Do you guys do any research to see what is out there before entering your ideas?
Thank you for this useful comment.
As a forum, if all the contestants are reading everyones comments, that exchange of ideas & critiquing is what determines the success of this contest.
Seldom is a solution revolutionary. Usually the best solutions delve into the past as a revival of old technologies or techniques.
And that is what it is all about, the good result. Not for us, for the people.
Btw, good things are proven by tradition.
I love this idea!!!
Keep it up!
Thank you, me too ;)
I try to bring it to a good end!
Consider the areas, regions, communities where this model could be implemented. Try calculate component costs accordingly.
I already prepared an analytic overview of biospheric and climate maps in accordance to spread of slums.
I will upload them later today as far as i didn't want to upload each little step ;)
I made that research already you can check it out if you want