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Hyperloop terminal designed by Astin John

The Indian architectural student Astin John has designed a proposal for ''Hyperloop terminal Mumbai'' a B.arch graduation project that located in Mumbai, India.

Project description by designer:

The Hyperloop terminal design is intended to bring the new age revolutionized hyperloop transportation technology to the people through architectural space. The terminal acts as a transportation hub that connects other modes of transport in Mumbai city to the hyperloop. The project is designed for the state approved Mumbai - Pune hyperloop, in Maharastra, India. 

Hyperloop terminal designed by Astin John in Mumbai India image © Astin John

The new age technology is represented in architecture through modern design and state of the art facilities. The structure takes a parametric form describing the concept of flow of different elements. The terminal's main function is easy flow of passengers and goods from one point to another, also form one mode of transport to another. The form is inspired from the aerodynamic free flow of air.

Architectural student project by Astin John image © Astin John

The building facade is designed with the responsive skin which automatically respond to the climate by the help of sensors and actuator. Every single unit of the skin is mechanically controlled  by the actuator by sensing external and internal conditions like heat and air flow through sensors. The geometry of a single unit is basically a square folded along its diagonals. The four corners of the square unit is at static position and the center part is moving up and down to facilitate the closing and opening.

Top view of the hyperloop image © Astin John

architectural details of the hyper loop in Mumbai India image © Astin John

master plan of the hyperloop in Mumbai India image © Astin John


Architect: Astin John

University: MES School of Architecture, Calicut university, India

Location: Mumbai, India

Tools used: Autodesk 3ds Max, SketchupAdobe Photoshop, Lumion 9

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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