Billy Swindell

Stage 4, MArch


FISH OUT OF WATER: A respirating architecture


At the confluence of the Brede and Rother, Rye slow fish market and biogas fuelling station provides a systems building architecturally driven by its analogy to fish. The building respirates, expands, contracts, filters, and breathes to provide six chilled air changes an hour. A tidal body of water is held within a labyrinth and the mouth of the structure inhales triggering a simultaneous series of events. Air bellows pump, biogas filled balloons rise and fall, a diaphragm roof contracts and expands and Rye bay fish is as fresh as it gets.