KORC
KORC
[Kinetic Oceanographic Research Center]

A floating, climacteric responsive research station around Galapagos Archipelago.

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"Floating on ocean currents is a migrating research station that swims around Galapagos Islands following endemic sea creatures, driven by the same water currents, water temperatures and air pressures which trigger the elNino phenomenon. The machine has a cyclic life, closed in the cold season when it nests inside the archipelago and blossoming open in the warm season when it is occupied by the scientists and tourists. The static model of the research base is re imagined in this new type of animal that is embedded in the behaviors, cycles and systems of its surrounding environment."

Liam Young



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KORC, was a third year project developed as part of the Architectural Association School of Architecture undergraduate program, Intermediate Unit 7.
Tutors: Liam Young & Kate Davies