Coral Reefs are the most diverse systems on the planet. Even though the work reefs only occupy 0.1% of the ocean, reef are home to more than 25% of marine species of the world. The ref are the marine Eco systems that maintains the balance of the oceans, land and all that depend on the sea for a living.
Henceforth, Out of the Blue investigates the impact on architecture by studying its relative surroundings and processes in order to solve man-made problems. Nature is the perfect role model because it focuses on performance and not beauty. The following design looks into various elements extracted from corals and coral formations in order to resolve various components of the current Heron Island Research Station conditions.
- Just like corals, the buildings consist of cluster of modular units designed to work coherently together as a whole, enhancing the symbiotic relationship between architecture and Heron Island.
- Out of the blue aim to recreate the seamless distinction between the various programs emulating coral reef formation as habitats for the marine life. The designation of private / limited / restricted and accessible zones seamlessly.
- Similar to coral structures and ecosystems feeding off one another, the Diagrid systems consists of timber members that could potentially work both in tension and compression supporting one another.
- Defining zones both horizontally and vertically create a sense of ownership to the users and Heron Island’s ecology to recreate the undefined divide of habitats in a coral reef system. Forming zones without barrier.