Honeycomb: Sliding cells


Name: Felicity Fairclough

Nationality: British

Institution / Company: University of Bath




Micro- The individual ‘cell’ aims to make self-isolation easy at a cheap cost through:

  • A ‘kit of parts’ SIP component system which implements the correct sanitation and air tightness level.
  • A raised floor system which provides the space for multiple zoned functions e.g. greywater plumbing system, storage space and furniture.
  • An all-in-one kitchen unit, a converting bed which resides in the roof, a table which resides in the floor, a composting squatting toilet and a shower to use upon entrance which both also reside in the floor.

Meso- The interconnected ‘cells’ aim to achieve interdependent individuality and provide a community through:

  • A biomimicry staggered cell tower, derived from brussels sprout patterning, which results in one cell’s roof being another cell’s garden. The gardens equate to the cell’s floor area, 6.9m2  , and are supplied by their composting toilet and  greywater systems.
  • Adaptable cell interiors for community spaces e.g. gyms

Macro- The ‘beehive’ structure aims to maximise cell efficiency through:

  • A tartan grid overlay which allows for extension cells resulting in over 100 cells overall
  • An innovative sliding rail system which allows for an adaptable structure
  • A funicular water balanced lift which provides a better ratio of people per elevator

#new lifestyles #modular #biomimicry #interdependent #adaptability 

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