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Cocoon - An Educational Pavilion in Southern India

Part 2 Project 2015
Maria Danielle Zachariassen
Gitte Vistnes
Siri Saupstad
Anette Vintervold
Kristine Tangvall Mydland
Malin Mohr
Zuhal Kocan
Eirin Marie Hauge
Emma Wang Hansen
Peder Gaare
Katrine Gramstad
Simon Enkerud Lien
Oliver Edwards
Anna Drewes
Eske Bruun
Aino Airas
Susanne Kjær Adibi
Aarhus School of Architecture DK-8000 Aarhus C Denmark
Building with split bamboo is like drawing in space as the curves and shapes are revealed immediately. The designers utilize cable ties in order to fixate the structure in the desired shape. The mesh grows stronger and more rigid for every split that is woven in. As a consequence, the builder’s ability to influence the curves diminishes as the structure develops. The EcoSan closed-loop waste disposal system deals with the challenges related to water as a limited resource in a small-scale, hands-on approach. The system components carry placement and space requirements greater than that of a traditional pit toilet. The challenge was integrating these requirements into an aesthetic structure in relation to the Cocoon. In addition the building functions as a prototype for villages. This project does not only concern the experimental use of vernacular materials or dealing with limited resources. The students were forced to address and resolve unforeseeable problems as they occurred and to make altercations to the design throughout the process. Building in a foreign culture enables learning both ways and provides the students with vital competences in an increasingly global architectural context.
Maria Danielle Zachariassen
Gitte Vistnes
Siri Saupstad
Anette Vintervold
Kristine Tangvall Mydland
Malin Mohr
Zuhal Kocan
Eirin Marie Hauge
Emma Wang Hansen
Peder Gaare
Katrine Gramstad
Simon Enkerud Lien
Oliver Edwards
Anna Drewes
Eske Bruun
Aino Airas
Susanne Kjær Adibi

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