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M U D T R A P P E R by Soroush Attarzade, Sharareh Faryadi, Laya Rafianezhad and Surush Ameli

"After thousands of years of living on the earth, have the man found a way to treat the mother of nature or is it still conflicting with it?" 

Nature has always made all its sources available for mankind without any expectations! As a result of the development of technology and increasing the exploitation of nature, many problems and issues are occurring on the earth, climatically and globally; which cause the reaction of nature. According to the statistics of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, this reaction has been far increased. The reaction of humans to these disasters is a result of the interaction between natural and human forces. Sometimes this reaction is to deal with these disasters through technology and industry, and sometimes there is no way than giving up and facing many financial and life losses.

mud trapper skyscraper

As a result, it could be found out that the main notion in this interaction, is the human mindset and the tendency to show his limited power. This project has attempted to advocate nature through making a paradigm shift in these critical conditions which the earth has been faced, and focus on the protection of it, instead of confronting. Confronting nature has had no result but regret and loss of capital. Therefore, by protecting nature, we would be able to not only reduce our distress but also make this antithesis of natural disasters to the thesis of exploitation of them and by the help of an exact mechanism, use the resulting synthesis to protect nature.

rendering image of a futuristic circular skyscraper

By paying attention to nature and its function, the forces that exist in it could be clarified. Focusing on the flood as a global issue, this project has tried to exploit it naturally. Generally, the destructive and antithesis issue in the flood is the existence of garbage, mud and the aquatic, which enter the residential areas by the pressure of the water, then after facing the obstacles, start to settle and become a threat to the environment.

a huge structure in water

By removing these destructive ingredients from the flood, this project reduces its destructive power and allows nature to make its way.

By placing the tower in the path of the flood, the animals are first rescued, then the garbage in the flood is removed, and finally, the mud enters the tower area with the flood and the exploitation operation begins. Balls made of several layers of sieve separate the mud from the water and enter the processing and store loop. In this loop, the operation of processing the mud, which is now our production material, is formed. Finally, as the balls exit the tower, the storage, and transfer operations take place. The flood, passing through the confines of the tower, is converted to a calm, refined stream which has used its destructive power to produce material and help its process, and then continues on its way.

This association with nature is not only productive for humans, but it is also beneficial to animals and nature.

M U D  T R A P P E R by Soroush Attarzade, Sharareh Faryadi, Laya Rafianezhad and Surush Ameli

global flood statistics

flooded houses filled with mud

bafore and after flood diagram

architectural presentation for university project

architectural diagram

architectural drawing layouts

M U D  T R A P P E R by Soroush Attarzade, Sharareh Faryadi, Laya Rafianezhad and Surush Ameli

 

Project name: Mud Trapper 

Students: Soroush AttarzadeSharareh FaryadiLaya RafianezhadSurush Ameli

University: Soroush Attarzade, Sharareh Faryadi, Surush Ameli (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran) – Laya Rafianezhad (Azad University of Mashhad, Iran)

Year: 2020

Tools used: RhinocerosAutodesk 3Ds maxV-RayAdobe Photoshop


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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