Architecture Thesis: Community Mainframe

Completed as a thesis project for my Bachelor of Architecture, the Community Mainframe is a sci-fi inspired public space that can adapt itself to users' needs based on social media data.

Date Spring 2013
Type Architecture, Conceptual
My Role Designer / 3D Modeler / Storyteller
Tools Revit, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino3D

Overview

The Community Mainframe reconciles intangible data fields with physical architecture. Drawing inspiration from cybernetics and retro depictions of the future, I designed a large-scale machine, capable of adapting to users needs by gathering geotagged data from the surrounding community. The machine is covered with programmable ports and panels which can act collectively or independently. Seen as an alternative to a future filled with digital projections onto physical space, the Community Mainframe is a dynamic, tangible spectacle. Its appearence and fuctions are constantly in flux, adapting to its users needs. Examples of possible adaptations of the Community Mainframe include a concert venue, farmers' market, or playground.

Date Spring 2013
Type Architecture, Conceptual
My Role Designer / 3D Modeler / Storyteller