in Prague, Czech Republic, this island is called children's island, and is used
as a small recreation park for children and neighborhood. Built in the late
1800s, the 13,400 square meter island is an artificial structure and is
adjacent to the mixed use of community and the Vltava River. Currently, this island is the small recreation park
for the community and visitors of Prague. However, the using time is usually
focused on the day time and summer time, because this site is not easily accessible
and is monotonous terrain. Therefore, this project would like to build the flexible
space for the various activity choices of the users without time.
n. An area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of
animal and plant life.
The main intent of this project is
the proposal of the urban biotopes for a flexible landscape. 'Biotope' is a
place that sets up good and various conditions of wildlife. From this
definition, this project intends to set up the island with a multiple of
biotopes for ecology, culture, and activity.
particular, an orchard nurtures people and wildlife, provides trade and nest,
and becomes an open space and sanctuary. That is why a basic fabric in module
system of this project is an orchard that is a medium to create a flexible
landscape. Also, to create a flexible landscape, biotopes are supposed to
interweave through the whole island. Finally, the statement of this project is
'Biotopes of activity, culture, and ecology interlaced through orchard fabrics.'
project has been started to investigate the rubber that is a flexible material,
as well as experiment the pre-bias system. From these investigations, this
project has developed the module system by the pre-bias system and space
condition catalog. This module system is transformed to the existing condition
through the children's island, as well as building the flexible system such as
the flexible density, flexible infrastructure, and flexible space in the open
space by using a plug-in technique. In company with this, the material system
is for the flexible activity of users. The site interwoven by these systems is
entirely dependent upon various choices of users.
site's landscape program and goal are intended to reach out to the neighborhood
of adjacent communities, as well as to sustain the influx of the visitors of
users can choose their own activities and programs in the wovenorchard that is
interwoven by the systems following the space guideline that is consisted of
the variables such as system, material, time, and occupancy. The space
guideline not only helps users to understand these systems, but also enables
them to do any activity they want. Therefore, spaces in this site are not
designated by a special program, but they are always flexible.
the material study, I have explored what the flexibility of landscape is and
how the flexibility is embodied in the real site with users, communities, and nature. In addition, I have created a design strategy
that makes flexible infrastructure in landscape.
This is a great chance not only to
introduce the new typology of the condition catalog and programs, but also to explore the systemic landscape and
transition of space.