Precedent | Koi Cafe in Hanoi | Farming Architects

Love this Hanoi cafe!  The materiality of the space is brilliant and it has an aquaponics farm in it.   This has given me a more solid idea of how more permanent new features built into and around the ruins may be formed, in contrast to the delicate touch where elements navigate the ruins elsewhere.… Continue reading Precedent | Koi Cafe in Hanoi | Farming Architects

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Harvesting Structure: Parabolic Adaptations Using Reeds

T7a Technology – Project Related Report for my Winchester Horticultural City Head Quarters project.  Looking at how the architectural language of the project may use reeds in its construction to reinforce the theoretical and phenomenological stances.  Uploaded to issuu as ususal… https://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/t7a_technology_project_related_repo

Maquette tests

A late post of a test I did looking into a hyperboloid and how it behaves.  If you're wondering what one is and where you might have come across one before, think of a stretched Chinese finger trap.  This is a hyperboloid. As you can see from above the strands of the shape are formed… Continue reading Maquette tests

Aquaponics system update

Had to widen the diameter of the pipe outlets to aide water flow as this is where the inexplicable leak was coming from.  Water was just backing up in the pipes as drains couldn't keep up with the pump, and turning the flow of the pump rate down meant there wasn't enough water going around… Continue reading Aquaponics system update

Aquaponic build phase 3

Finished off the farm over the weekend. Needed an extra air pump as the main pump for the plants won't be running non-stop so fitted that for the wee little fishies. Goldfish that is, got fed up with trying to source affordable fish that you could eat once grown.  Although who's to say goldfish can't… Continue reading Aquaponic build phase 3