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The Hyperbody Msc1 project this semester offers students the opportunity to design, fabricate, erect and operate an architectural intervention between the Faculty of Architecture and the Delft Science Center. The site has no distinctive use and is essentially unused, the introduction of any activity will increase use. However our project will ensure that a diverse range of activities and uses are introduced which can begin to disrupt the monoculture which currently exists.

Monoculture is the cultivation of a single money crop or other exportable product to the virtual exclusion of others

Disorganise is to disrupt an established system of relationships

Disruptive behaviour characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination; causing disruption or unrest


“You can neither lie to a neighbourhood park, nor reason with it. 'Artist's conceptions' and persuasive renderings can put pictures of life into proposed neighbourhood parks or park malls, and verbal rationalizations can conjure up users who ought to appreciate them, but in real life only diverse surroundings have the practical power of inducing a natural, continuing flow of life and use.”

― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

“The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight to their neighborhoods instead of vacuity. ”

― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities


How can a physical infrastructure allow for the possibility of automated activities on the site? How can you create an autonomous process for activities? Read more

Disruption will occur on the scale of the passer-by as opposed to the wider social context (demographic). Therefore the introduction of an intervention even at a small scale begins to have some impact on rhythm.

Infrastructure for activities: The activity does not have to be disruptive by its nature but can instead be an activity which diverts or stops people doing what they had intended to. However we would also like to encourage a more diverse range of users and activities. We should look at trans-programming, as perhaps the integration and combination of activities within a structure can create diversity. From our original list of imagined uses the most relevant and plausible are: fire, botanical garden, library, labyrinth and playground. We should consider not only the disruptive nature of the activity but also whether it can be developed to be autonomous. We need to study and explore the characteristics of these activities.

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