e-Playground: an open source community
Type: interior renovation /historic preservation
Location: Köpenicker Straße 40/41, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Year of built: 1894
Architect: Albert Biebendt (1873-1939) designed the ice factory
Landmark: Listed building Denkmalschutz (Cultural Heritage Management)
an open source modular design approach for multi-functions social space
The program is developed based on Open- Source cultural related activities. The goal of the program is to declare the concept of open source community. The program has concentrated on a community level that promote, support, and encourage open source culture development, provide platforms for digital creativities and innovations, and share knowledge and skills in a physical environment. The method involved scripting the existing building space, thus calculated the physical space with the detail program to find the optimized usage of the space.
The artwork of the graffiti should be considered as an open source artist activities which they share their work for free, and others paint based on the original artwork. The space design respect the original wall which kept the most artwork. Since the building has a unique layout which include the boiler room, the machine room, courtyard, and the water tower. A logical analysis of the building processed, and thus following the digital tool to study the building as 3 dimensional cubes spaces.
The Open Source Concept is about sharing, changing, and adaptive. In terms of an interior physical space, the concept needs to become tangible objects. Interior space for open source community should provide flexible space for people to use. Instead of design a concrete wall, e-Playground proposal an infrastructure in the exhibition hall space. The infrastructure allows people to change, reconfiguration, and adapt the platform. The infrastructure is based on a modular gridding system which is 8 feet by 8 feet by 8 feet cubic system. The size of the cube has been consider to satisfy the needs of human body. All the parts will based on this 8’ by 8’ by 8’ modular plan.
Open-source concept in the furniture system could be more flexible. The wall, floor, and furniture become overlapping and multi-functions. In member’s space, furniture provide function for collaborative work patterns. Member also could use digital tool to print or CNC furniture for temporary usage. In the public space, furniture could be played by children, or reconfiguration for socializing. Open- source furniture is more playful than traditional furniture.
more is coming soon
Type: interior renovation /retail design
Location: 861 Williams St, Eugene, OR, U.S.A. 97402