CloudScape- Kathmandu Valley
With wateraid Nepals introduction of the technology of cloud/fog collection nets, this super structure has been placed within the Kathmandu Valley to further the benefits of the nets and create a sustainable system where fresh water is clean and accessible for the population. The structure creates spaces where the nepalese can make there own, including there cultural spaces and maintain there agricultural exporting background.As well as water supply there are solar powered nets to give families power in there homes.The form is driven from the pure, light and widespread idea of clouds with the function of the skyscraper also carrying qualities of a cloud as it uses nature to create clean,filtered water for the people of Nepal.
The Skyscraper refers to ideas of ‘Sky’ and ‘Scraper’The Sky is ‘upper atmosphere of the earth in which is the region of the Clouds.
Cloud is ‘a visible mass of water composed of ice molecules suspended in the atmosphere’
Scraper is ‘a tool used for removing unwanted matter from a surface in order to clean’
Skyscrapers are a link of the Landscape to the Sky.
Landscape is features of land with the physical elements of landforms their character and qualities which help define the image of a region - the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.
Scape is a suffix that denotes ‘a scene or view of something’
Skyscraper is a superstructure that exists in response to the links of Sky and landscape i.e Clouds. The structure ulitises the qualities of clouds to give a scrape system that purifies the atmospheric conditions in the Kathmandu Valley. The Skyscraper will impact and will be impacted by the habitation of humans and the natural weather influences with the integration of the Landscape characteristics to create a sustainable community Scape.