The design was derived from a need to organize through process and flexibility in volume. Knots represent an endless string of spaces weaving to create greater volumes and adapt to different environments. The structural integrity and language is followed at all scales. The fibers make up a rope which becomes self aware to weave itself. The ‘rope’ will contain a mechanical skin which allows the spaces to evolve into complex weaves organized by the interaction between the pieces of program. These could facilitate the circulation within the station and create unique, shifting spaces.
The idea of inhabiting space is understood as the extension of our society past the limits of our atmosphere. This extension will hold society’s ideals and structure. With the idea of this initiative continuing and developing in the future a system needs to exist to support multiple ‘ecosystems’. The necessity of waste management as a species will be a crucial piece to the success of inhabiting space. The real problem occurs when resources are transported directly from earth, not being cost effective nor innovative. I am proposing a closed system of perpetual production. Recycling of waste and extra materials will occur simultaneously with the production of food and oxygen. At the same time a research component will provide the facility for further improving the system.