The intervention was treated as a generator of program
within the urban fabric. Program in this case is apprehended as a
main contributor to the overall regeneration of the tissue in an attempt to reach stability within the tissue.
The urban farming in this case is heavily dependant on rainwater collection, as well as a generative set of rules, which would be set to work at a neighborhood scale. These rules are set with the intention of producing a new urban tissue that supplements the existing and breathes a new life into it.
The utopian idea of collecting rainwater to create self-sustaining environments has been explored architecturally in a number of precedent works.
These works revolve primarily around presenting theoretic and environmentally sustainable solutions to the urban environments.
The proposed topography adds an element of data collection that influences the overall form and system to enhance its performance. The proposed model is tested digitally to produce approximations of expected performance criteria. The data gathering process consequently commenced with a thorough study of the environmental factors affecting the climate of the UK and London in specific.
Fatemeh Nasseri, Mohammad Ali Mirzaei, Riyad Joucka, Pablo Zamorano.