- Vulnerability of site and its continual state of change
- State of impending disappearance – flooding
Through temporality, water and flooding I look to explore the relationship between land and water and their continual battle for dominance.
- Shintoism – temporality ” lurks the mystery of time”
- Ambiguous water/land edge.
- Changing attitudes – preventative to adaptive (Neo-Dutch approach)
- Cyclical process of flood water – ”Build with nature, live with water”.
- Adaptive response to designing with water
- Inspired by physiology of boats
- Poles (Electricity/telephone cables/materials/dimensions…) acting as links to the land, as well as tying it to the rest of the UK.
- Light house – key community connection point? Look out points, points of reflection- inextricably connected to boundary between land and water. Act as large scale tethering poles…
- Water markers – what’s flooded, what floats…
- Changing the norm – flooded Dungeness urban landscape. Just as the water/land edge acts to define each other’s existence, so does flooded/non-flooded state of Dungeness. Both highlight the qualities of the other. They live continually alongside each other…
Dungeness as Flood Lab
- Development of an interactive, collaborative workshop laboratory for flood responsive amphibious designs. Dungeness becomes both a active site for learning amphibious philosophies and construction methodologies, and in turn continual new research that feeds back into the next design. Just as the cycle of flooding is cyclical, so is the process of the Dungeness Flood Lab.
- Amphibious design Guide Book: How to build your own Amphibious House.