Archipelago

Plan

A ‘collapsing of time’, a la Rowe? Or ‘separate but united by the common ground of their juxtaposition’, a la Ungers? We are exploring the aesthetics of waste, and trying to champion residual space in our first ‘comprehensive studio’.

An archipelago. The islands are leftover buildings, culturally significant, but no match for the inexorable forces of capitalist growth…we have found a new use for them, and scoop them up before they are replaced by high-rise apartment complexes. The archaeogrid: the unifying sea of light and building systems, heating and holding the space in columnar modules. Neutral in tone and rhythm, these are servant structures that ‘back off’ to make the oddities and nuances of the historic buildings stand out.

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