1. Introducing area of interest : Animal burrow
2. On site issue: Animal burrows destroying house structure.
- Why animals burrow under houses?
Burrowing animals use the presence of strong structure such as houses or trees to provide more secure cover and protect against predators.
-Reintroduce the environment by relocating the animals into a new area with decoy houses that serve as their protection cover.
-Create opportunities for human to enter underground as a way to discover new spaces in Dungeness.
4. Sub-plan: To discuss ways to challenge the strict planning policies of Dungeness.
5. Understanding how burrowing animals build their burrows. (Study subject: rabbits)
Locomotion: Burrows are the product of animal movement. The human underground space could be a space dictated by movement.
6. Understanding the functions of different chambers in rabbit burrows.
7. Applying human as the user of the animal-burrow-inspired underground structure.
8. Technology: To propose gelatine as the substrate to solidify shingles as the replicate of animal’s saliva.
9. To conclude the project as a way to understand space from animal perspective.
This idea is inspired by ‘The Gulliver’s Travel’ where human is seen as the odd one in a context and is forced to adapt the way the dominant species lives.
To do list:
- To create a timeline of ‘relocating the animals’ and ‘constructing human underground’.
- To illustrate the concept of human architecture vs. animal architecture.
-Human architecture: Decoy houses for animals
-Animal architecture: Burrows for human
- Currently redrawing human underground structure as the existing house downward extension.
(The house perimeter would be protected by gelatine as a way to protect the houses from burrowing animals. )
- To list down the hierarchy of space based on the human basic needs and discover the opportunities of space.