Qianqian Yu and Yu Chen
Master of Architecture with Distinction
This dissertation aims to investigate an adaptive living system which can transform to adapt to the changing water level in order to offer a stable living area in periodically fl ooding region. It works mainly as an infrastructure in rural area which accommodates various program requirements and provides with connections.
Periodical flooding is disaster to many river basin areas. The situations are even worse in less developed countries, like countries in Southeast Asian. Some of them are rich in natural source, but flooding brings a lot constrains to their development. The lack of an appropriate infrastructure and adaptive canopies for the residents which can response to the extreme environmental changes in these areas becomes an important issue.
Based on hydrological analysis and climatic analysis, a adaptive urban intervention is proposed integrating material, form, programs and water drainage system. Its adaptability relies on hydrodynamic change, and being a network of component-based system, local arrangements effect on the global organization.