Irda Hajdari

Energy, just like you, has no beginning and no end. It can never be destroyed. It is only ever shifting states.

Energji explores a new way of dealing with not only spatial constrains, but also technological advances in a distant future. The world we live in is constantly changing, and the same can be said about the future - societies are changing, cultures, our environment.
The human farm in which ‘Energji’ lies is a world where the lives of individuals are under control and their sole purpose is to remain as healthy as possible in order to provide for those living in the mainland. Their days are comprised of scheduled activities, check ups, education, and spiritual understanding to allow them to maintain their health. This mentality is one that should continue even after the individuals have gone to sleep. The human farm is essentially a prison, in which each individual resides in their own cell.
Each individual has their own ‘cell’. The cell is made up of energy particles forming matter. Through this, it allows for the freedom to produce whatever space is necessary for them. The cells matter that forms is different depending on the person, but also rotates based on their needs. This means that the space has no defined floors, walls, or ceilings, but rather is interchangeable. The cell rotates 4 ways, being able to accommodate and provide care for the individual through the categories of mind, body, heart, and soul. The body is taken over by the pod and the saying ‘home is where the heart is’ becomes a reality for the inhabitants of the island.

Our homes are an extension of who we are; they are filled with our memories, hopes and dreams; they heal our bodies and our souls. Likewise, the cells create their own identity based on its inhabitant not only in terms of form, but also through its skin. Its exterior is determined by each breathe its user takes, and it beats to the same beat as that of its user’s heart. No 2 cells are the same.

The cells reside in several towers scattered across the island, and vary depending on the needs of the user that night. They are grouped according to the four categories, and separated in order to provide the best possible care for the users. The towers consist of 2 parts - the base and top. The base of the tower is made up of 6 large entrances, where users enter, walk into the middle where their energy surrounds them, and are lifted into the air.

The top of the tower provides energy to support all the cells within it, surveillance them, and act as a passing through point for users who die.

Toronto Metropolitan Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.