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MW Bus station

Fernanda Orviz

Jacques Rougerie Foundation

Gulf of Carpentaria


Art Direction
Description: Nautilus City            Project Architect: Arq. Fernanda Orviz

Due to the continuous deteriorating conditions of our environment, a
competition project was born that could lead us to search for viable alternatives which also where capable in turn to adapt to the aforementioned changing conditions, thus the Jacques Rougerie Competition was
launched which is indeed a great opportunity to explore new frontiers
for future development.
The main objective was to create a self-sustainable city, that could be
replicated and transportable. A floating city that could travel across the
sea. the transportable city would be self-sustainable to create as less environmental damage as possible and produce stable life quality that makes
possible for humans to interact with the sea in a different way.

Nautilus city project is inspired by the cephalopod mollusk, conveying the characteristics of this marine species to a perspective of aquatic construction.
The shell of a nautilus, divided by its logarithmic plane of symmetry, produces two
halves that are a classic example of the equiangular spiral, a prodigy of nature.
The concept is based on a study of the mollusk’s swim motion to generate the
growth spiral, considering the mollusk’s shell as the basis for the project’s figure.
The characteristics of the main form was generated by taking one of the halves as
reference, said half generates a semicircular movement when it rotates based on its
Forming a sort of container in its initial and final movement, creating a sort of complementary geometry as a mirror, thus creating a unit

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