[Over Time] The site is deeply entwined with environmental influences from the city. The island moves over time as the river erodes and redeposits downsteam. The architecture engages scales of time as it transforms the river basin to develop riparian zones for filtration of polluted water. The buildings are embedded into the landscape in an attempt to bring the occupant closer to their environment. As each shard of landscape is placed the flow of the river is recalculated, generating a series of feedback loops for where the next building should be placed. Each design decision impacts the next.
[Scales] This design explores scales from the microscopic to anthroposcenic. The roofs are bioswales that filter contaminated water. The people live in symbiosis with the ecologies that surround them and feel the direct effects of weather, pollution, and wildlife around them as their homes take part in shaping the future. Designing housing requires a sensibility towards how people live, but through that one can develop a narrative about their relationships. An architect who can find logic in diverse environments is not only dexterous in their skills as a designer but also versatile within their theoretical engagement.
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