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SILICON

CULTURES

AN INTELLIGENT SOCIO-CULTURAL

HYBRID COMMUNITY

FLUX.REAL DESIGN COLLECTIVE

PROJECT TEAM: VAMSI KRISHNA VEMURI, UTTAM SOLANKI, MADHUMATHI SHANKAR,

ABHISHEK SANJAY SHINDE, KALAI VANAN

Analysing on Mumbai's historical and infrastructural history in different layers, the towers aim to provide a

multi-cultural base for diverse communities, emerging as an opportunity to how a city can set up own digital identity in a different manner. 

PRESENT DAY:

 

MAXIMUM CITY OF INDIA

Mumbai, a City in the West coast of India, is predominantly expanding it's status as a hub for Information technology companies in India and has currently emerged as a top city in Asia expanding job markets and infrastructure in Technology and IT Sector. Since the 1990s, there has been a steep rise in the concentration of firms and infrastructure specializing in research and development, electronics and software production. Consequentially, Mumbai has become a hub thriving on the increase in Electronic and Data Infrastructure and renders to be the largest E-Waste producer in the country.

 

 

E-WASTE PRODUCTION

 

 

India has emerged as the fifth largest Electronic waste producer in the world. Nearly 95% of the processing of electronic waste is carried out by the unskilled informal sector. It is expected that by 2020 India alone will generate one lakh tonne of E-waste. When this becomes the figures, then it becomes hard to imagine our future.

 

 

According to 2015, United Nations Environment Programme up to 90 percent of the world's electronic waste is illegally dumped in India; this is on top of the estimated 1.85 million metric tonnes of E-waste produced domestically each year.

MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN INDIA

 

 

In the seven decades since it became an Independent country, India has seen and largely welcomed waves of migrants fleeing conflict in neighbouring nations. Through history, Tibetians, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Afghan, Rohingya, Chakma and Hejong refugees have sought asylum and India has primarily followed the principle of non - refoulement, refusing to send refugees back to a place where they face a threat for life.

 

 

In addition, due to the rise Interstate immigrants as well, the Urban housing shortage is expected to touch 341 million units by 2022. This large forced displacement of population is a national crisis that requires collective effort by the coordination and cooperation of man and machines.

CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE

DATA CENTER INTELLIGENCE SCHEMATICS

2030:

 

SILICON CULTURES

 

The proposal is speculation that investigates on the possibilities of integrating machine Intelligence and human coordination to produce a socio-cultural hybrid vertical community of housing and communal spaces.

 

 DESIGN BY INTELLIGENCE

 

An Artificial Intelligence that thrives on the excessive existing infrastructure of Data centers (host for digital data servers), is devised by the Government to manage and provide closer cooperation and more robust responsibility sharing in fulfilling the needs and demands of the housing shortage and Cultural empowerment.

 

 

This autonomous Intelligence, the centric host -  monitors, analyzes and operates the dynamic constructing apparatus on a diverse data set, that is based on demographic shifts, logistics of refugees, immigrants and construction drones, E-waste recycled material systems, facilitating robotic and human collaborative participation.

 

COMMUNAL PARTICIPATION

 

The hybridization of traditional construction systems by people nested with intelligent networks of drones and robotics, fosters newer relationships, promoting cultural identity in conjunction with the digital identity.

TOWER APPARATUS

 

 

This Intelligent data center(s) serves as the service and circulation core, over which the parasitic articulations of interlocking platforms are juxtaposed and interconnected. These platforms are produced from recycled E-waste – myco blocks (mycelium biocomposites), serving as a ground to house this multicultural diverse set of people.

 

 

The spatial framework is constantly in dynamics, growing and decomposing in sizes and shapes, and different stacking organizations, based on the different parameters driven and operated by the AI Host.

 

 

The proposed self-sufficient hybrid community is an amalgamation of different cultures living in harmony, with communal interactions, coordination, cooperation with the machines. This collective coexistence fosters a reminiscence of the traditional and lost cultures and paves a newer ground for reliving the nostalgic socio-cultural experiences harmoniously in the midst of these globalized digital landscapes.