Friday, September 21, 2012

The Transmutation Pavilion

 The evolution of eco architecture has always been defined by innovative considerations of spatial elements. While sustainability is the major theme of such buildings, it is the efficient usage and distribution of spaces that plays a part in the overall success of a structure. Moving along this structural progression, designer Michael Jantzen has once again come forth with one of his avant-garde spatial designs. Christened as the ‘Transmutation Pavilion’, this conception comprises of an originative public functional art building, with a plethora of sustainable features.

The inherently dynamic attribute of this conception is embodied by the transformative play of such spatial elements like the panels. But the ingenious notion is not just limited to the scope of visual and overall form change. As a matter of fact, it is also related to the inside (and outside) view provided by the ‘transmuting’ art building. Like, as the panel facades change their angle or position, the user is induced to take a more unconventional path of circulation through the building (to watch out for a better or interesting view). But even when they are traversing across the interior, there will be specially built motion sensor components embedded in the glass floor that would monitor the user’s movement. And according to the data fed by this collective system of sensors, the intelligent building (by its cylindrical components) will automatically change its pattern. This will result in a more varied and exclusive viewing experience, on the part of the user.
And finally, coming to the important factor of sustainability, we should remember that the Transmutation Pavilion thrives to be a fine specimen of eco architecture. In relation to this, the building will be wholly powered by clean and ‘green’ solar energy. The motional pattern of the building is to be juiced up by a central solar array, which in turn is mounted on one of the large curved panels. And in a conscientious move, the designer has also thought of an adroit mechanism, which would allow the excess energy (produced by the building) to be supplied to the main electricity grid.

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