Green Future

By Hanying Zhao  |  29 Apr 2022
  • Location:  Hong Kong, China
  • Area:  Kwun Tong
  • Year:  2021
  • Work Type:  Student
  • Institute:  RMIT University
  • Status:  Conceptual
  • Team Members:  Hanying Zhao & Jazz Pedder
  • Instructor:  Natalie Alima & Dasong Wang

The urban context selected by our project this time is located in Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong, China, and the urban issue studied is air pollution. It is learned that because Hong Kong is located in a place with more people and less land, and community construction projects are developed all year round, it will naturally produce toxic chemicals such as FSP, NO2, O3 and SO2, which continue to pollute the urban environment and people's physical and mental health. Therefore, as designers, we conduct in-depth research through three-step architectural solutions, and the ultimate goal is to build a "green future" and return a bright, healthy and hopeful home to Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong.

The first step is to clarify the location of the form, carry out pollution test in Kwun Tong district by means of computer digitization, and select the junction above the main road connecting the commercial and residential areas on the left and right sides to establish a 3D form.

The second step is the process of 2D scan to 3D form generation. Through the scanning of mycelium, in the 2D phase, we conducted two times to show the process of mycelium's artificial growth and feedback system by adding additional algorithm, and then finalized a generation result as the initial goal of 3D form generation through continuous testing. Then we use our own computational script to suspend the scan of 2D mycelium in the air in sections, and finally "loft" into a single piece, and then twist and deform it through Zbrush to make it a truly livable organic form.

The third step is to establish a green façade system, which is attached to the surface of 3D form through the original scan of "project" mycelium. The purpose is to establish a solid façade system, and then simulate its growth process through the biogrowth research of grapevine and the computer script of mesh crawl, so that existing buildings can really support and connect with 3D form, And plant lichen (vegetation) on its surface to naturally purify the air and form the final green façade system.

Hero Shot

External View

Vegetation Cultivation Area

Garden 1

Garden 2

The Diagram of 2D to 3D Generation

The Relationship Between 2D Scans to 3D Form

The Relationship Between 2D Scans to 3D Form