Aaron Kettl | Part 5: Kinematic Operation
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PART 5
KINEMATIC
OPERATION
A Kinematic Operation is an adaptive procedure that is performed to the existing built environment to restructure it in a kinetic assembly. Kinematics is a branch of physics concerned with the geometrically possible motion of a body or system of bodies, and it mainly focuses on the qualities of movement. This is not to be confused with kinetics which is a branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of objects without regard to the qualities evoked.

GYMNASIUM SITE MAP

Students come to FLEX for the purposes of moving their limbs and burning energy so, through the use of energy producing exercise equipment, all of the exerted energy will be harnessed and fed back to the campus. In addition, the building will capture exterior energy with 6200 sq. ft. of photovoltaic panels. Together, the people and the building will essentially become a micro power plant for the campus. Furthermore, the flexibility of the steel structure allows roofs to fold back, walls to open and breathe, and entire volumetric spaces to slide, resulting in ever-changing environments that clearly reflect the kinetics of the active body.

FLOOR PLAN

BUILDING SECTION

East to West

FLEX SYSTEM

The Slide
Conceptually, the Food Court is the refueling station for the people to continue producing energy. In order to better regulate the climate within the Natatorium, the Eating Platform is capable of sliding. Rollers grip the steel I-beam, allowing a steady slide along the I-beams to uncover the Natatorium to allow sunlight to penetrate the body of water.

PERSPECTIVE SECTION

Through the Eating Platform

FLEX SYSTEM

The Hinge
The majority of exercising and energy production takes place in the Exercise Platform so proper ventilation and air quality is imperative. The steel frame supports lightweight panels that fold and lift up, which opens the space to the outside. This brings fresh air in and shapes a better quality environment for the production of energy.

BUILDING SECTION

North to South

PERSPECTIVE SECTION

Through the Exercise Platform

FLEX SYSTEM

Polyhedral Structure with Louvered Cells
The envelopes of the Main Gymnasium and the Recreation Gym are designed to conceptually act as lungs, breathing and flexing to control natural daylight and ventilation. The structure is a steel tube frame constructed in a double layered polyhedral geometry. Each polyhedral cell is louvered to control the proper air quality and light levels of the space, and is monitored by a Building Management System.

MODEL STAND FABRICATION

MODEL ASSEMBLY

PRESENTATION DISPLAY FABRICATION

PRESENTATION DISPLAY MODEL

PRESENTATION GRAPHICS

FINAL PRESENTATION

April 2009
PART 4
LOCUS FOR
EXECUTION
PART 6
THESIS
BOOK