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Floating cities

Building site In the daily flow of information events, we do not often think about what direction we are on the streets and why it is so called. But, every city is permeated with the streets of the streets, which carry the spirit of great people. These are living streets that inspire and compel us to remember human deeds. So the streets of Rostov were no exception. One of the central streets of the city is Sedova Street, located not far from the river Don. Sedov is a brave man who made the first expedition in Russia to the North Pole. In honor of this great man, the Rostov Maritime Academy was named, as he studied there and next to the school there was a playground with the memorial of Georgy Yakovlevich. On the site there is a park area and down from the site of a small slope is a cliff, an abandoned zone overgrown with lots of greenery. This area is interesting because this center has the largest amount of exhaust gas and the city needs green areas, so to say, light cities, especially in the center, so this site was chosen for the development of public areas.
Concept In the living world there are many interesting forms. In this project work, architectural bionics — a «mechanism» — has been applied, which helped to make the results of architectural and bionic research effective. Forms in living nature are not accidental, they are natural and can be analyzed and studied. To model a biological object, the image of the «wave» and the concept of the underwater current are taken. The study of the patterns of the construction of the selected natural object, phenomena and processes made it possible to create, on the basis of their characteristics, a simple architectural three — dimensional structure, architectural and creative solutions. This work includes — analysis of a natural object; the study of the regularity of the formation of natural forms, phenomena and processes; analysis of the architectural object; transformation of the bioform into a parametric architecture (an attempt to bring together in a complex and simultaneously breathtaking spatial model the dynamics of natural forms and the almost complete absence of the linearity of objects and symmetry that we are familiar with). the implementation of a number of associative models; transformation of the natural form into a model of an architectural object.
Plunging into the events occurring in the expedition, the flow of imagination carries into the open ocean, where the waves are so changeable in mood. One moment and a soft ripple with a sea breeze can turn into a deadly storm, where the waves turn into tunnels, at times from which there is no way out. In the concept of the skate platform will be laid plastic and wave trajectory. Therefore, an analysis was conducted, as a result of which it was revealed that, according to the front geometry, the waves are divided into: plane waves, spherical, cylindrical, spiral. Such a variety of forms will present plastic and dynamics of the composition of the site. The same is based on an analysis of the path taken by Sedov. These are two seas and one ocean. The starting point of the expedition was the city of Arkhangelsk, whose coasts are washed by the White Sea, then by the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean is the end point. Having studied the hydrological regimes (underwater currents), it is possible to identify the following traits that will help in forming the trajectory of the main flow of people along the site: The White Sea has small waves with rectilinear flow, which opens the possibility to use small horizontal uplifts. The Barents Sea is characterized by medium waves, with a cyclical counter-clockwise flow, which makes it possible to use rounded forms with elevations higher in the area than in the case of the «white sea». The Arctic Ocean is characterized by tides that depend on the lunar cycles, most of the ocean is icebound, but in the summer months, in places where ice melts, waves of large sizes are formed, so in the «Arctic Ocean» zone one can use levels. A person wishing to go skateboarding will feel the changeable mood of the seas and the ocean, make his own expedition. A smooth descent and a light blowing cheek breeze or a steep wave-like ascent and a skateboarder turns into a surfer surmounting a high wave with a rapid flow of air. After all, if you plunge into the history of skateboarding appeared in the environment of surfers, who could not surf, when there were no waves. In the course of movement on the skate ground, interesting foreshortenings and obstacles will be opened. Thus, the playground should carry not only a pleasurable load, but also a historical one, conveying the feeling of immersion in the expedition by sea, the person, who found himself in this space, should become a pioneer, like Sedov. Also in this place the Pavilion «floating cities» was developed, dedicated to the history of navigation in Rostov-on-Don. For the image taken containers with the vessel. For the image of the skate platform, a wave was taken, so in this project a synthesis occurred: a container that looks like a ship soaring above the waves, the pavilion is suspended on structures resembling cranes, which gives the impression of a drifting ship on the waves. Expositions, models of the first ships will be presented in it. The composition will be supported by a light guide, creating the impression of an uplifting wave, reflected stars in the sea surface. The containers and the main exhibition pavilion will be highlighted. At night, this effect will be most pronounced, as the unlighted elements will dissolve in the dark, and the skate pipes of the site and the pavilion are highlighted. «Time flow». The developed project consists of five sections located in Rostov-on-Don, ul. Sedov. On each site there is a private house with a public zone, which carries a certain function. The function of the house was chosen depending on the craft that the family living in a private house (house-chocolate workshop, house-pharmacist, barber’s house, usurer’s house) is engaged in. All sites have a common concept and urban interconnection. The name «The flow of time» is not chosen by chance. Earlier, Sedov Street was called Verkhny Bulvarnaya, as the craft is passed on from generation to generation and sometimes has its roots from an ancient family, the public zone is made in a historical style, transferring us to the times when the street was called the Verkhny Bulvarnaya, and our ancestors began to skillfully improve and to sharpen a craft. Private houses have a modern appearance, and the pergal constructions, interlaced with greenery, permeate all five sections, resembling the current in shape, suggesting the current name of the street in honor of Georgy Yakovlevich Sedov, a polar explorer who made the expedition to the North Pole. Such a system not only landscapes the site of the old city, but it will also become an easy city. Thus, the created architecture in this project plunges into the historical cycle, the passage of time. And gardening helps a little to become healthier, in order to have something to remember about us the next generation, to create the present.
The developed individual house has the name «Flagman» in naval terminology «commander of the fleet», the name is chosen not with a simple one, descending along the boulevard this site is the corner, the beginning of the whole composition. Begins the composition in terms of a circle, and on the facade is the image of a destroyed lighthouse, since the house with a function on the ground floor is a small chocolate workshop, located in the old lighthouse. Behind the cafe is a modern house, where the family of the chocolate master lives. The glazing in the house is broken by longitudinal divisions, as in a tile of chocolate. The second floor slightly protrudes in height, as the ceilings are raised in the living room, there is a slight drop of honey to the first and second floor, which gives the impression of a broken tile.


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