The Rhythmanalytical project
There is a strong relationship between everyday life and rhythm. We are particulraly interested in the relationship between cyclical and linear rhythm. Cyclical and linear rhythm are in perpetual interaction, the cyclical originates in the cosmic, in nature: days, nights, seasons, the waves and tides of the sea, monthly cycles, etc. The linear emerges from social practice, therfore from human activity: the monotony of actions and of movements, imposed structures. The antagonist unity between the cyclical and the linear sometimes gives rise to compromises
, sometimes to disturbances
We will try to map rhythm using data based on a range of characteristics selected from 3 nodes: the cental library, the architectural building and the botanical garden. This analysis will help us to define where the intervention can engage with users.
Library - the library as a flow of knowledge (linear)
BK city - the Architecture building primarily includes movement flows but also knowledge (linear)
Botancial garden - the botanical garden is connected to nature. It's represents the passing of the seasons and of years (cyclical)
books loaned out
| Library's Data
Library weekly loans
| Bk City's Data
types of plants
The graph shows the flowering times of plants in the botanical garden. Plants have been cataloged for families and clearly indicate the rate of vegetation changes with the seasons. protection, from certain crops.
The garden is a source of information for schools and other organisations. The botanical garden is used for applied technological research at the TU Delft. The scientists search for new methods to obtain raw materials, such as Taxol and UV.
Data Surrounding buildings:
Data Surrounding buildings
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