Novum Design Award
Architectural Design Category
Philadephia, PA, USA
Architecture, Public market, Building model
The concept of this project that explores the dichotomy between the formless, non-physical nature of Artificial Intelligence and the tangible, geometric forms that humans inhabit. The primary structure consists of a geometric frame, representing the habitation, human aspect of the design. Enclosed within this frame that the interior space is an organic, sinewy cocoon-like structure, symbolizing the AI's essence as a living organism. This soft, enveloping form stretches and expands in all directions, creating a dynamic interplay between the two contrasting elements. When viewed from one angle, the building looks like a geometric box, but as one moves around the building, the perspective changes, revealing part of the organic cocoon inside. Through this visual transformation, visitors will be curious and explored.
Considering the issue of energy efficiency, in the design process of the main venue, the designer reduced energy consumption by using insulation, double-glazing windows, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and incorporating renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines.
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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