Live Cocoon or Cocoon for living in a Living Environment
Evolution of the form
Forms of Cocoons
Types of Cocoons
Outer Cocoon Living Space
Cocoon Production and Disposal
Types of cocoons
Outer Cocoon Living Space
The production and disposal of the cocoon
The evolution of forms-the majority of species in our world begin their lives with similar shapes. Eggs in birds and amphibians, eggs in fishes, cocoons in the insect’s world, and even viviparous species carry their babies in the prenatal uterus- what in fact, cocoons within the living mother organism. As well is no exception to the human species.
The shape of the cocoon was chosen in our world by Mother Nature for the origin of life is not by random parameters. Many inhabitants of our world use cocoons and similar forms and shapes to build their homes or collective living space.
Using this form found by our Nature, we decided to name our project — «Living cocoon».
Forms of cocoons-round or spherical, egg or ball, or different variations of bionics that meet the task of creating an individual living cell for autonomous residence of one or more people. Variations in size, levels of internal space, transformable structural elements, and any advanced solutions that can saturate the form with content, following with the idea of the project.
Types of cocoons-cocoons can be of three types, installed on a natural landscape, drifting on the water surface or mixed type, suitable for use in both the first and second cases. The main condition is to minimize the pressure on the surface layer of the soil, using the experience of ancient and nomadic people’s lifestyle, or modern spacecrafts technologies.
Cocoon technologies-the most fantastic technologies can be used in the cocoons arrangement, as well as in their design solutions. Thermal and light-conducting shells are energy accumulating, «breathing» walls using any, including biological membranes, and much more. To create a comfortable and adaptable to external environmental factors, the cocoon can be equipped with an autonomous control system. Cocoon «brain» monitors not only the environment, but also the health of its inhabitants. The cocoon control system is part of a single computer that creates a new model of settlement on the planet. The internal zoning of the functional space and the possibility of its transformation meet the needs of residents. A variety of design and technological solutions using new materials will help to find new forms of residential cocoons. Streamlined shape with the use of new technologies will effectively respond to changes in external environmental factors, in the conditions of existing natural anomalies. Transformable terraces, protective screens, dynamic supports and other solutions will make living in cocoons comfortable and safe.
Cocoon outer living space — the cocoon includes the space of fertile soil or water resource commensurate with the size of the cocoon, which can provide the cocoon with additional resources for life. Plots of fertile land for farming or water farms for growing fish and shellfish will be able to strengthen the ties of people living in cocoons with their habitat, give them the opportunity for self-realization and harmony with nature. The organic combination of the internal environment and the external space will create a one zone that meets the interests of people living in cocoons. In our case, a cocoon is a dwelling place for an adaptive type of settlement in an already existing natural environment.
The production and disposal of the cocoon – this is a technological process that should be reflected in the project. Cocoon technologies can be based on technologies such as 3D printing, weaving of fibers, assembling from modules, growing volumes using biological processes and other ideas. The use of new materials must comply with the conditions of their compatibility with the ecological systems of the planet. Interesting idea can be grown the cocoons by controlling the processes of their formation and regeneration. It is necessary to provide for convenient disposal, based on the principle of using the residential cocoon only for a particular tenant or group, and if life circumstances change or the tenant moves, the cocoon could be easily disposed of without harming the environment.
Create the world you want to live in.
About the project:
Conceptual project an alternative forms of living in a new model of society.
New models of social structure also suggest new solutions for planning elements of the social environment.
The search for an alternative to the existing social structure helps the architect to delve deeply into and understand the processes taking place in society, to see their initial plans and to foresee the processes of their development.
The search for new solutions stimulates the study of new technologies and trends, even the most utopian ideas can often materialize.
Creating a new rule for a new world involves the search for new goals for the progressive development of society and the individual on the way to unlocking the deep potential of humanity.
Create a new rule — the world around us lives according to the prevailing laws and rules, people must follow them to preserve the existing model of the world order. Creating a new world, we must create new rules for it that can release suppressed or undisclosed personal resources.
It should be based on advances in science and technology to facilitate this task. Critically evaluate the model of society in which you live, and offer something more interesting and progressive. For example, if we propose a new model of society based on a new rule where every member of society is guaranteed a living space surrounded by a part of the natural environment, only by birthright. By giving people the space to apply creative work according to their needs and potential, we will make their lives socially useful. By organizing communications and business connections in the nutria of a new social environment capable of meeting the needs of society, we can open the door to a new world. In this case, we will create a new rule that will radically change the social model, which will free a personal creativity, free him from worries about buying a house, fear of uncertainty or domestic troubles. Thus, the new models of social forms will gradually eliminate the factors limiting the full development of the individual and many of the known vices will die out. Therefore, a simple rule can become the basis for changing the model of society, freeing up time and the desire of a person to improve themselves and the world around them. In the new social models, new architectural and structural solutions will appear, since many of the existing economic, political and social ties will no longer be necessary.
Create or modify a shape — an architect can easily fill a variety of architectural and geometric shapes with content. But if we ourselves are the content, then whatever optimal form we choose for ourselves and for our home. A citizen of the modern world evaluates his social success by the number of acquired material goods and objects. All life of the modern person is subordinated to idea of accumulation and acquisition, and in our social model rectangular forms, conveniently facilitate tasks of calculation of commercial or residential real estate that meet to the plan of development and capitalization. The easiest way to calculate the value and economic benefits of real estate in square meters (foots), where the word «square» is the key. Changing this method to the formation of forms in architectural ideas is possible only by changing the economical rules as goals and objectives of the whole social system in society.
We wish that the form of the module for the life of the future does not contradict the human body energy form, which is described in detail in many doctrines and spiritual practices and confirmed by new researches. Smooth forms of spherical and domed structures are less aggressive and more organic for our energy bodies. We are born and spend the first months of our lives in the cocoon of the uterus, why do we spend the rest of our lives in unusual for our nature rectangular and square forms of modern structures.
Create technologies-we still build our houses from baked clay, sand mixtures and on the basis of past technologies. Hiding communications in the ground, we create entire underground cities of engineering structures, filling them with waste of our civilization. By entangling our homes in a nets of networks, we create electromagnetic fields that covers entire cities. We divert waste water into our waterways, undermining the ecological balance of whole regions. Based on the dogmas of economic profitability, we simplify the forms of our homes, compact and fill the population in growing agglomerates, thereby severing the ties of people with their natural habitat. Let’s try to ignore the existing model and present other technological solutions for other models. By creating lightweight architectural structures with minimal impact on soil, we will maintain delicate connections between living environments and their inhabitants on the surface layer of the earth.
Creating ideas for new technological solutions for your home, offer the walls of your home to «breathe» and the windows to «blink» or look at the world differently. In your home you are the source of life, and your home is only the outer shells, that protects you or join you with the external environment.
The new solutions use advanced materials and forms that support the idea of adapting human habitation to existing natural areas and landscapes. Use technology to make life easier in changing climate reality. Strive for autonomy of the residential module, filling it with high-tech systems and design solutions.
Create a Goal — humanity as a social model cannot develop without a collective idea of development. Each of us, being a rational unit, creates a part of the collective mind of humanity. Therefore, a person without a goal will himself become a “goal” for those who know the main plan. Constantly ask yourself what kind of world and for whom you want to build, whether your creations will limit and weaken the abilities given to us by nature and the unique qualities of the species. The ability to create intelligently and not reflexively distinguishes our world from the animal world. Creating your new world, create the main and common goal for its population, according the public desire to move to a more convenient form of social structure. High goals will be accepted and successful, and goals based on flawed vices will be doomed.
The goal that based on progressive idea of the development will force you to design new unusual worlds, change the idea of shaping, break down vicious social connections and release the creative and genetic potential of individuals and societies.
One Person, One Cocoon. Imagine that a young citizen of the new society has reached the age when he enters into an independent life. In society, he decides to exercise his right to individual living space and the right to creative activity. His choice depends on his personal potential, preferences and desires, as well as on the needs of society in him and his commitment to the overall plan in the social structure. If we exclude motives and goals inherent in the modern world, such as hoarding or the pursuit of power and control over others, such a model immediately makes sense.
Providing young people with the necessary infrastructure for a full life and development of creative potential — is task of the society. Society guarantees each of its members a living space appropriate to the growing potential of the individual. The use of transformable living spaces, easily manufactured and recycled, equipped with new technological solutions, can facilitate this task.
Social connections, family structure, educational and production processes for a new model of society will require new architectural solutions. The motivation of the individual in this modified model may be different, and this will open up new areas for the application of its potential. In the future, all this can be discussed in our new project.
“Thoughts for discussion”.
Right of choice
Right to choose many in our society assumes that they have the right to choose. The human right to make a choice and even choose the direction of movement in space is sharply limited in the present environment. This fact is easy to confirm with a simple example. Imagine the habitat model of an early man in the world around him. His home was located on the landscape, and was as close as possible to the zone of his interests. Hunting, gathering, or cultivating land at later stages of development were the main occupations of this man. Leaving early in the morning from his spherical dwelling, he had an unlimited number of directions for moving to. He based his choice, relying on his desires or needs, being limited only by natural obstacles. We can draw a circle around his home with unlimited directions of movement, consisting of 360 vectors.
How many vectors of movement can make a modern «free man» living in an urban environment make early in the morning, leaving his apartment building? At best, there are four motion vectors from which he can choose only one.
Only vector of traffic on the street between the high walls to the first intersection, where a red traffic light forbid him to cross the street. Whether ancient man could have survived under such restrictions, when the degree of his movement in space would have been limited from 360 to 4 directions is a question. Conclusion is following. In the process of evolution of our world, we have created an environment that repeatedly limits our freedom in choosing the direction of movement in space. As a result, it affected the behavioral and mental nature of people. This has created the preconditions for the suppression of many thought processes, which are based on the right to choose. Creating new worlds expand the motion vectors of its inhabitants, using new technical solutions in transport and architectural tasks.
The goal and task of society is to change the world.
We colonize and change the world around us. As inhabitants of this planet, we together with other organisms struggle for survival in the space allotted to us by nature. Not endowed by nature with claws with fangs, shells and other means of attack and defense, we are forced to create their homes as additional shells for survival. But as collective and rational beings, we can set goals and accomplish tasks set by our minds.
The presence of stated goals and objectives distinguishes the human race from other known species of living beings inhabiting our world. By changing our environment, we risk not being able to adapt to the changes, and suddenly find ourselves in a world in which we can no longer survive. If the task of our society is to completely change this world, destroying dependence and connection with nature, then the ultimate goal of this project should be announced to humanity
When a society is faced with the task of unlocking the creative and genetic potential of its members and moving to the highest stage of evolutionary development, a more harmonious form of coexistence with the surrounding ecosystem may be more reasonable.
Our closed eco system assumes a certain balance in the exchange processes between its inhabitants. For example, the carbon dioxide exhaled by us is absorbed by the plants and, after processing by plants, gives us in return the oxygen necessary for life and respiration. Violation of this exchange of breaths, as well as a drop in the level of oxygen in the atmosphere, can lead to irreparable changes in the nature of the human species and even to its extinction.
The Sun’s rays on a hot summer day are absorbed by vegetation, and participate in the process of photosynthesis, producing elements necessary for the life of plants of living creatures. In cities where most of the zones are covered with asphalt and concrete, overheating of these materials leads to the evaporation of harmful impurities and overheating. Add to that the growing number of cars with gas engines and a familiar summer day for the planet could turn into hell.
Based on these simple examples, use minimal changes to the existing landscape to place your architectural objects.
If possible, leave relation with existing external environment and architectural decisions in your projects.
Two types of colonization of space.
The human species for the foreseeable time of our residence on the planet used only two types of development of living space. We can designate them like adaptive and aggressive type. In the first case, the basis of social development was laid the rule of a sufficient type of consumption of natural resources for survival. Respect for the environment, the development of cohabitation skills with other species of living creatures and plants. Developing unity with the environment, these adaptive societies organically adapted to their environment. They became part of a single closed
Ecosystem, and found ways to keep it in a stable and balanced state. These civilizations did not need to build large cities and change existing ties in their environment. Their dwellings were light and functional; the settlements were small and fairly organic on natural landscapes. The most striking examples of this type of colonization are the early settlements of the North American Indians. These civilizations did not try to change the surrounding space and focused their attention on the issues of organic coexistence with the world around them.
Aware themselves as part of a world, the inhabitants of these civilizations focused on issues of spiritual development of the individual and the place of the human species in the world. Similar forms of the adaptive type of settlement include nomadic peoples, forced to move after changing food and climate factors, moving their light dwellings with them.
The founders of technocratic civilizations ranked these adaptive living societies as imperfect, referring to their refusal to accumulate material values and develop industrial production, calling them primitive and not technological. Advocating a model of industrial social structure based on consumption and accumulation of material resources and profit, new social models began their journey with the aggressive form of colonization of territories, which began with the construction of the first fortress-cities. Aggressiveness to the outside world was embedded in the very idea of fortifications with their high walls and deep ditches. Did it make sense to build these walls in an environment in which nothing threatens you, and in which you can develop in peace and good neighborliness with the environment. These strange formations subsequently became the centres of the most famous megalopolises and modern cities. Currently, there is no need to create enclave cities or fortresses, but the previously declared idea of materialism in the public mind has led to the formation of a consumer society where the accumulation of material wealth and resources has become the rule and the goal of living. The materialization of this deviation in the minds of people was the rapidly growing megacities that radically change the existing natural ecosystems. Walls and ditches disappeared, but the idea of aggressive living in enclaves of cities and opposing oneself to our natural environment continues to rule the minds of people.
When creating new forms of settlements, we must remember two types of colonization of space, organically adapting the social model to existing natural ecosystems. For the success of this process, it is necessary to change the prevailing stereotypes of social structure, to overestimate the goals and objectives of a person and evolution of human nature.
Evolution and degradation of form
Since the planet was inhabited, the shape of the human house has changed. But this process can be called a retrograde evolution of form. Let us compare, for example, the evolution of form in such fields of human activity as automobile and aviation. Let’s look at the first planes and cars with their angular and imperfect shapes and the modern dynamic streamlined models. The development of the form of human habitation, on the contrary, moves in the opposite direction from the domed and spherical forms of early dwellings to the primitivism of rectangular structures. The first light shell dwellings had variations of conical and spherical shapes, but later we began to fill our cities with multi-ton, multi-level cubes for living cells. There is a clear example of the reverse evolution of form in architecture. It is unconvincing to justify this trend only by economic or constructive necessity. It’s also unconvincing to cite that the laws of aerodynamics don’t work for architecture. Every architect must ask himself for whom he is building this world, and whether this world can ensure the survival of the human race in the future. It is not only a matter of making a profit from sales, should be the basis in the creation of ideas and forms.
Waves and balls are forms of interaction.
This is another visualization of the conversation about form. Throwing an object of any geometric shape into the water, we get round circles on the water. In our physical reality, any impulse in space produces a wave explosion similar to the inflating of a balloon. Our entire universe is filled with the energies of such pulsating balls. Stars and planets are larger, and living things and people are smaller sources of energy. Energy fields from these objects also spread in space in the form of growing balls of different energy-like antennas that transmit radio waves into the air. These energy balls interact with each other or affect each other by exchanging information. The interaction of balls with each other is much more organic and less aggressive than the interaction of balls and rectangular objects. This can be the cause of uncomfortable conditions for living beings, in rectangular and linear spaces of modern cities. Cutting and splitting the geometry of the corners of modern buildings, the human energy field is looking for a space that corresponds to its nature. Parks, natural landscapes, religious and entertainment facilities of the dome type can not always bring it out of the state of constant stress received from permanent residence in volumes with angular geometry. Observing the distribution of waves in space, we can create not only convenient for human life forms, but also organically place entire communities on natural landscapes.