ADAPTIVE SENSORY DESIGN:
A CATALYST FOR CHANGE THAT LASTS
Can a building be a catalyst that encourages green citizen behavior in a city? This very question is at the core of the Eco-Action architectural concept design. This residential building is situated as a beacon within the city, to nurture green behaviors which include walking, cycling, energy optimization, gardening, recycling, and new green idea innovation. In essence, the building rewards its occupants for achieving and sustaining a 75% or higher “growth-thrive state”.
A beautiful and unique quality of the Eco-Action architectural design concept is its façade which displays a different color-set depending on what the current building growth-thrive state level is yielded by residents. The higher the growth-thrive state becomes, the more vibrant and dynamic the façade color displays. It is important to note that when the building residents’ green behaviors are in the “growth state” (which is under 75%), the façade displays green with yellow tones. While when residents’ green behaviors are in the “thrive state” (which is above 75%), the façade displays purple with pink tones. Both states are aesthetically appealing, but the thrive state purple and pink dynamic displays are more vibrant and celebratory.
The Eco-Action concept design project is a way to explore how to nurture green living. Together, building inhabitants engage as a team in green behaviors that not only create a beautiful urban beacon for residents to enjoy, but to also promote green living as an inspirational “seed” throughout the city. This is a building of performance – not only because of the urban event the façade colors and motion create, but also because the building helps residents and city citizens to enjoy benefits that make their green living actions that contribute towards a more sustainable future, beautifully tangible in the now.
CONCEPT DESIGN AND FILM PRODUCTION
Maria Lorena Lehman — MLL Atelier
Rhino, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Lumion Pro, Camtasia
The Rotary Lights by CK Martin