| Author: Amber East
| Professor: Bob Koester
| Ball State University
| When we think of the world we often think about everything that it is comprised of: humans, animals, and plants. These things then can be broken down into several categories, all containing positives and negatives. But, as a designer the goal is to think about existences coming together as a whole to improve the over-all well-being that occurs in the built environment. This can be achieved and influenced using Biophilic Patterns; Nature of Space and Natural Analogues.
Biophilic Patterns are directly influenced by the natural environment and human senses; sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. For this project, a site located in New York, along the East River, near Brooklyn and Manhattan was chosen. A site analysis was performed to expose the Nature of Space by discovering visual connections with the natural environment; the East River, neighboring cities, surrounding landscapes, specific vantage points/views, transportation routes, and an underlying. But, to engage the Natural Analogues and generate biomorphic forms a deeper understanding of the site has been performed through a sound analysis. The sound analysis presented discoveries of expansion and contraction, creating a formwork for the built environment.
Integrating the sound analysis within the structure has inspired structural considerations promoting a sense of motion through rhythm. The structure is organized according to direct connections influenced by circulation patterns and a series of vicinity points. Allowing each program to be independent yet, cohesive.
This project is still going through the design process and will experience several iterations to promote the nature of the space and the natural analogous.