Urban Fluctuation is a research project which investigates how the natural fluctuations of the River Thames can re-envision the urban context of the river-edge condition. The research develops a geo-morphology which manages water levels and develops an inhabitable edge condition with various programs in relation to the water system and its fluctuations. The urban landscapes are algorithmically generated and are further analysed by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) particle-animations. The generation of the urban tissues is informed by site specific conditions where the resultant urban tissue aims to redevelop the distribution of programs, their inter-connectivity to current transportation nodes and the overall urban density.
Urban Fluctuations has received a Special Mention for Research Methodologies, by the New York City based d3 Natural Systems Competition 2012. The research project was exhibited at The College of Art and Architecture Galleries at the University of Idaho (September/October 2012) and will be published in the forthcoming ‘d3 Natural Systems I’ publication due for 2013.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: London, GB
Additional Credits: Collaboration with Vincenzo Reale, Julia Koerner and Mary Polites