The idea of “flowering glass” has formed from the metaphoric meaning of liveliness, dynamism and flourishing of the flowering process.
The suggested glass system, composed of mobile glass pieces, provides the air filtering process by almost whole glass surface giving an opportunity to regulate the quantity and the sizes of openings. It also gives expanded opportunity for various combinations of glass and architecture especially in facade solutions. The glass pieces are convertible: one can use different types of glasses to create flexible and convertible environment. This improves the role of a man in creation of his own architectural environment, involving him into the process of acting as an architect or designer.
Meanwhile this is an attempt to synthesize the digital technologies and traditional stained glass technologies in architecture with new modern expressions. Using digital technologies as a space construction unit for architecture, it aims to create a more dynamic, informative, more alive and unique space, evoking various spatial and emotive perceptions.
This is also an endeavour to find new shapes and expressions of exterior and interior interconnection, creating a new kind of space by combining surrounding architectural and natural environments with virtual spaces by using display glass and also with new intermediate illusory spaces created by mirror glass. It’s a somehow constructing of an architectural space with small different special environments, erasing boundaries between them.
Therefore this glass system is consist of a glass structure and mobile flexible glass pieces. Under the effect of the electric field in the glass structure, the flexible glass pieces, had been produced as a memory shape material, begin to deform, bend and create the openings.
The system is controlled by the previously programmed software which can be installed either in special display or in tablets or even in mobile phones, so we can regulate the quantity and the sizes of openings by creating different multiple patterns and design.
The project won:
2-nd prize- The 50th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition,Tokyo (theme-The glass)