ARCH 502A: Biomimetics in Architecture

Casting Space – Atmospheric Architecture of the Perpetual Present

Casting Space seeks to create architecture that responds to the human being, using operable design strategies to give choice back to the user in previously static environments. Using a biomimetic lens to look into species such as the tubeworm that have the capacity to create their own unique livable spaces, this idea evolved into a quest for how human beings can create flexible architecture that is able to respond to their own individual needs. The project centers around the concept of human touch shaping spatial experience, placing flexible, operable architecture into dense urban fabrics to highlight user-driven design, engage the public in the built environment, and give agency back to the user through newfound choice in design.