The architectural concept matrixX architectures has been developed by the architect Peter Stasek and represents an innovative concept for architecture projects taking into account organic shapes and natural structures. The most important clients of matrixX architectures by Peter Stasek comprise multinational groups from the fields of new business development, biotechnology and lighting industry, operators of healthcare facilities, shops, shopping malls and others.
The project „Floating Nests“ represent an innovative
loft concept in form of an artificial treetop. He should be also used as an
independent unit by a community, which covered her own survive by a minimal
utilization of other resources from the outside. The “Floating Nests” can be
situated within a city, on the country or a see landscape. The fact is that
only minimal size of constructible zone is needful. This has positive consequences not only to the environment but also assume
the ability to be integrated in nearly each urban or landscape layout.
nest concept" is based on a high exploitation of the air space above the
respective plot of land with the important advantage to allow almost an
unrestricted panoramic view because the airspace below the treetop looms until
35 meter height.
The treetop itself
consists of three compact rings with a diameter of 100 metres each, containing
an mesh-type supporting structure clamped in-between on which natural
vegetation can grow. These three rings are fixed on supporting columns with a
height of 35 metres. Thus, the entire tree construction reaches a height of 135
metres in total. All rings are arranged at equal distances of 40 metres and are
kept by supporting columns (abstracted boles).
These columns not
only assume the supporting function for the treetop, but also the development
function (preparation) of the whole "floating nest community".
Besides the staircases, the columns comprise all necessary supply units as well
as two elevators, which are moving on their outer edge towards the treetop,
following the outer edge of the ring construction. This circulation around the
floating nests outside the treetop in free space represents an additional
adventure for each visitor (or resident). All elevator stations are connected
with the floating nest levels by bridges.
treetop not only assumes the supporting and development function for the
floating nests, but will also be used as an important agricultural area for
vertical farming. As a result, e.g. algae can be produced (for biopetroleum)
within predefined organically shaped net constructions.
maintenance of these agricultural facilities will be ensured by moveable bridge
constructions, which are placed on rails between the rings on their inner
edges. An additional effect of this artificial treetop is the creation of an
oasis-like environment embracing the floating nests below a transparent green
screening, which enables every resident or visitor to enjoy the entire
panoramic view across the landscape.
The floating nests
as two loosely connected loft formations are fixed with tie rods within the
treetop realm in a floating position. Each “nest” consists of 16 levels, which
are shaped in the form of gigantic green leafs. These leafs are staggered on
top of each other. Their natural leaf structure will be reflected in the floor
segmentation as well as the wall configuration of the individual levels. In
this way, the midrib of the leaves takes over the function of the longitudinal
allotment corridor, the side ribs take over the function of the lateral space boundaries
and side corridors respectively. All levels are developed by internal
staircases, each of which is positioned on the ring axis. The levels are
connected to the rings by glazed stair towers in the lower air space.
utilization of all nest levels is defined as a mixture of vertical farming and
inhabitable loft areas. On the top floors, there will be gastronomy and shops.
A part of the underground parking lot, which is situated below the entire plot
area, will be available for all residents and visitors of the floating
awareness and sustainability of the whole "floating nest" concept
will particularly be ensured by using geothermal energy for heating and cooling
as well as by using thermal solar energy for LED lighting (including
ultraviolet radiation) for the supply of all agricultural areas.