Spider web Extraction factory

Area 950 m²
Year 2015
Location Castlefield bridge, Manchester
Type Concept
Status Completed


The project is an attempt to create a structure based on what can be interpreted to be a potential architectural language elucidating the viewpoint of a spider. The 'Spider web extraction factory ' has been my focus project for the third year, and it attempts to develop and explore the Infinite opportunities that spider as an organism provides us with and the potential innovation that our century could experience with adequate use of technology and precise and careful architectural understanding. Spiders weave amazing creations from self-made materials that even human engineers envy. Spider silk has properties unmatched by any man-made material, and this conceptual organisation will help to reproduce the nature's ancient biomaterial at a larger scale. A space designed especially for these tiny beasts to live and be observed, explored and researched upon and finally be of use to man itself. 


A design effort with the vision to create an artificial habitat for spiders needed to include 6 different spatial typologies  (Areas) namely-  Nutrition zone, Housing, Temperature Control, Extraction, Production, Sales and tours. The project also intends to educate the common people about the benefits of arachnids and entomophagy (the consumption of insects) by providing them with an experience of both. Evidence has shown that spider silk is one of the strongest, hardest and most extensible fibres known to humans. The production of which will open new possibilities in the field of biomedical sciences, nanoscience, aerospace engineering and construction.



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