Under the guidance of architect Moti Bodek &
Professor David Elad. In this project, we mimicked natural systems and were inspired by the octopus' anatomy.
Inspired by the invertebrate octopus structure, we sought to create the same structural cape . The octopus breathes through a double skin layer, a clever water system. Following this concept, we designed an air circulation and water pipe network system, creating an inner thermal comfort zone.
The octopus' arm suckers are unique in their wide surface area, providing the octopus with fine motor skills. Their broad shape inspired us to design the outer envelope of the building with Prosolve 370e, a material that absorbs pollution from the air.
This project draws inspiration from the octopus' assimilation abilities, by promoting linkage between the urban main road level and the neighborhood beneath it.
The OctoCape project is an opportunity to create a community space for people, art, spirit, crafts, as well as to support a sustainable environment. Serving as a heart for the community, this free space will host anything from creative classes and cultural events, to shows and exhibitions .
The double skin layer encourages air circulation throughout the building's envelope. The outer Prosolve 370e envelope, located on the main road, directly absorbs pollution . This construction drives southwestern winds through the cape structure and out into the streets.
Fluid air movement naturally cools the building, sending cleaner air back into the street, much like a huge urban lung. The project connects its two floors with an open urban area for residents and visitors alike. We designed a green square, open to the public all day long, which acts as a harmonious bridge between the rush of the city and the quiet at home.
The project connects its two floors with an open urban area for residents and visitors alike.
We designed a green square, open to the public all day long
which acts as a harmonious bridge between the rush of the city and the quiet at home.