Hello, my group has decided to take on 3.3 as the challenge, a single design solution as per my universities guidelines. We are currently in the process of forming ideas however are hitting road blocks in terms of what the scale is and the reach we have.
Our current research has lead to many different avenues of various scales in terms of solutions, for example, we can change the building geometry and design for increased energy-efficiency and climate control; or we can implement electronic climate control devices either in a confined area (cabinet) or large area (room); or we can implement small reusable items to control humidity; do we install solar panels (an unoriginal idea)? The problem is that we think that the solution to this problem will require various disciplines (e.g. structures + energy) and solutions (specifically designed cabinet in specifically designed room). In a case like this, what is the recommended approach? Are we expected to focus only on a minor design feature (e.g. only a cabinet) or the bigger picture (how all systems interlink and should function for max. efficiency)?
Also, I’ve looked at the Interactive map for the Dawul Wuru Office and can only see loose artefacts, no glass cabinets, would it be possible to upload pictures of these?
On the topic of cabinets, how does the community want these items displayed? Should spears be stored vertically or horizontally? Do they want boomerangs and dilly bags mounted on the wall or laying flat on the display? Knowing how they’d like their items displayed would help inform us to create a design they may enjoy. Another question is, how often do they change their display? One of our designs involves having a display that is not often touched or displaced from its case.
Also, for storage of artefacts, it’s mentioned that we should assume that some artefacts are not for public display. If not for public display then can they just be stored in a separately designed box solely designed for preservation or must it be integrated with the public viewing displays as well (this may also apply to the wood cut-outs of the ready to be crafted boomerangs)?
A final question relates to the HUB designation. Will this secure keeping place of artefacts (if it’s a building) be the starting point where additional modular buildings branch out? Or will it be a part that will eventually be integrated and added in a larger complex?
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