EXTENDED SPATIO-TEMPORALITIES OF SILK-BASED TUBE WEB
High distribution of spiders is in the cities of Australia, Brazil, and America, including Queensland, Chicago, and Florida. People scare of the spider for the unexpected experience even in the shower and bite by a toxic spider, and some bite even causes death. However, their contribution to maintaining the balance of the ecosystem, such as hunting harmful insects then avoid infectious disease is usually overlooked. Moreover, their silk is of great value simultaneously. Therefore, it is vital to foster a healthy relationship between human and spiders and to create an infrastructure to integrate city with spiders. Thus, our research proposed to explore the possibility to create a spatial-temporal construction that affords a mediation between human and spiders. Moreover, a multi-function spider silk farm system is thought to be conducted on the building fabrication. Then, a thinking of how we mobilize spider’s metabolic process in architecture become our primary target.

This research proposes to explore the possibility of creating spatial-temporal constructs that afford a mediation between human and nonhuman living species like spiders. Two spiders are considered to use as a material producer in our project, Asian fawn (anti-social spider) and Indian ornamental (social spider). A question, therefore, emerges of how we can mobilize their spinning capacities to create extended spatiotemporal sensing apparatuses in revising our spatial reasoning in architectural and urban scales by designating shared platforms of interaction between humans and spiders and which species can achieve better.
To do this a detailed study on spinning behavior, spatial reasoning, silk’s structural capacities, exploration of architectural drive this research. The study showed that spider silk is strong, whose material toughness is 120,000-160,000 J/kg while steels are 2,000-6000, meaning that it takes about four times’ energy to break spider silk filament. The Tensile Strength between them is 1,100-2,900 per square meter and 300-2,000 square meter, meaning that spider silk can bear two times’ stress.


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