Re-adaptive city - Jan Petrš Architecture

Re-adaptive city

The provokative concept reacts on a current spatial planning. Contemporary architecture should count with many changes, which are still in progress. It is very difficult to predict, what will be tomorrow. Using of the dynamic principles in architecture, design and urbanism can help us to make our cities more sustainable and adaptive. Contemporary architecture should be different to the way we traditionally think of it. Due to a using of “new spaces“ like social networks, virtual and augmented reality, it can be very difficult to predict which real physical spaces will be needed in future. For instance, do I really need physical spaces like an office? Most likely yes, but what size, where, how often? This question evokes that the buildings of the future should be able to be adaptive, moving etc. in the sense of living colonies like termites, ants, bees etc. which constantly adapt their „houses“ to surrounding environments and local conditions.
Re-adaptive City is based on a legendary cellular automata Game of life, in this case it simulates processes in the city and interactions between blocks of buildings. Everything is still moving and adapting. City consists of several same blocks based on crystalline robot concept from MIT, these tall blocks are able to walk and change the shape. the blocks are rather platforms then a classical building. It depends only on the citizens how will their houses looks like we offer only the moving space.
Project mirror how th future cities can look like, maybe in future we will not need classical public spaces offices etc. we will live in virtual reality where everything nice will be happening. Cities will be not needed to be for people but rather for machines, people will live in machines and machines are ussually moving. Project is more about thing about future architecture than to show this is the best way how to design the cities.

Year: 2013
Status: Study
Program: Urbanism
Location: Anywhere
Author: Jan Petrš
Tutor: doc. Ing. arch. Miloš Florián, Ph.D.
Institution: CTU in Prague