The basic components consist of a series of curved shaped panels made of steel curved pipe frames that are clad with corrugated steel sheets. Each of these panels is the same size and shape, and some are fitted with curved solar cells. Some of the curved panels are bolted together end-to-end forming vaults, and some are bolted together end-to-end in opposite directions forming horizontally positioned fences. All of these curved panels can be assembled together into many different kinds of configurations combining vaults and fences that provide shade, privacy, wind diffusion, etc. In addition to the curved panels, curved benches are also part Continue reading "A Prefabricated, Modular, Solar Powered, Public Gathering Place by michael jantzen"
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/2942bc8e714ab40d59f0cba03dd9ba89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />A Prefabricated, Modular, Solar Powered, Public Gathering Place, is a design proposal for a prefabricated, modular, system of components that can be easily assembled into many different kinds of configurations and sizes, and just as easily disassembled and reconfigured to accommodate many different kinds of site-specific requirements.
The Interactive Garden Pavilion was designed to be used as a garden retreat, meditation space, shade house, etc. It is made of sustainably grown stained wood. Thirty slatted hinged panels cover the octagon shaped support frame. All of the hinged panels can be moved into many different positions up and down, or side to side, along the support frame. These panels can be held securely in many different positions along the frame in order to change the look and/or function of the entire structure. The panels can be opened up or closed down to regulate the flow of air and or sunlight through the space. The reshaping of the structure can also be used to control the amount of privacy one desires while occupying the interior of the pavilion. Two benches with adjustable backrest are built into the interior of the structure for seating, and or Continue reading "The Interactive Garden Pavilion by michael jantzen"
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0fa63f8d4360e7590793138349f31944.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The Interactive Garden Pavilion
(A new kind of interactive place in which to live) The Oak Tree Ring House is a new kind of interactive place in which to live. It was designed specifically for a temperate climate. The structure consists of a large circular steel support frame in the form of four concentric rings that radiate out around a large oak tree planter in a central open courtyard. There is an array of solar cells mounted around the perimeter of the courtyard that are used to supply the electrical and hot water needs of the house. The circular section of the house around the courtyard contains the climate-controlled living space. This space is enclosed with curved sliding glass and screened panels that can be opened or closed depending on the weather conditions. The other three circular sections of the house that form concentric rings, support a variety of flat panels that can be automatically or manually moved around the perimeter of the courtyard and the glass enclosed spa...
The Chair Pavilion
The Chair Pavilion plays with the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, and furniture. Where does one stop and the other begin, or can they all be combined into one experience. This has been the goal of many of my other designs, and the Chair Pavilion explores these ideas once again. The painted wood structure is seven feet tall, five feet wide, and six feet deep. It incorporates a special place in the center in which to sit and enjoy the experience of a very different kind of swirling energetic space. It is a kind of personal pavilion designed to be used indoors or outdoors. When not in use, the structure can be rotated into various positions in order to change the sculptural form of the Chair Pavilion.
The Multi-form Building System
The Multi-form Building System is a design study for a prefabricated, modular, kit of parts that can be assembled into many different kinds of curved spaces, in order to accommodate many different needs. The basic components would consist of several different sizes of pre-insulated curved, and flat eco-friendly concrete composite panels. Some of the panels form walls and roofs, and others are used for floors. All of the panels are designed to be bolted together with raceways between them for wiring and plumbing.
The same panels can also be used to form many kinds of partially enclosed exterior spaces, some of which can be used to incorporate vegetation. Solar panels of different types can be attached to the curved and/or to the flat Multi-form Building System panels. In addition, rainwater collection, natural ventilation, and natural lighting, are incorpor...
The Wandering Mind of Jesus
(A conceptual art installation)
The Wandering Mind of Jesus is a conceptual art installation designed to be exhibited in a large gallery. The installation consists of a large statue of Jesus, and a convoluted platform that meanders around the gallery and intersects with the head of the statue. Mounted to the top surface of the meandering platform are a pair of electrified tracks. Whenever visitors to the gallery enter into the exhibition room, the top portion of the head of the statue begins to slowly move over the electrified tracks, on small motorized wheels.
The top portion of the head of the statue continues to move randomly back and forth, stopping, and starting, as long as people are in the exhibition room. When it finally returns to its original position over the statue, the top of the head stops for a short time, before it resumes its random convoluted journey.
The Chameleon Workplace
(An exciting alternative to the conventional office cubical)
The Chameleon Workplace was designed to replace the conventional office cubical with an exciting organic alternative space in which to work. The structure is made up of three interlocking, curved, eco-friendly wooden support frames that are woven together in order to form a partially enclosed volume in which to sit.
Curving through the partially enclosed volume are several work surfaces, storage shelves, and a storage cabinet. Two of these work surfaces and the storage cabinet extend out beyond the partially enclosed volume for exterior use.
There are two metal cylinders mounted at the ends of each of the interlocking curved wooden frames. Enclosed within the metal cylinders are rolls of different colored eco-friendly fabrics, connected together in strips like rolls of film.
Small electric motors are attached to each of the rolls of fabric. Whe...