Post Crit

Mix up Medium – model making: Explore the use of water in models to help understand the qualities of the material and the way that it moves and interacts with other objects. Heightens senses more- bring saltiness/wetness into presentation and work. How does something flood? what is added and what is taken away? Dungeness –…

Presentation Order

Intro 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. Water Shintoism – temporality ” lurks the mystery of time” Ambiguous water/land edge. Flooding Changing attitudes – preventative to…

Amphibious Architecture

Since looking into amphibious architecture I have come across a handful of current solutions used that have been developed in areas that have been at the mercy of extreme flooding in recent years. The first I have been looking at have come out of the New Orleans flooding from Katrina in 2005. Architects have designed…

Waterways

Since our tutorials on Tuesday I have been diagramming and drawing up a lot of the research I have been focusing on. After reading several pieces of writing about types of water and ways of categorizing water i have compiled the information into a series of drawings that identify the five key methods of defining…

World Flooding

As part of my study into flooding in Dungeness, I have began to broaden my view to gain a more holistic perspective on the current flooding issue to then narrow my vision and focus on Dungeness. In order to do this I have began a drawing that looks at the current areas of high to low…

Transylvania

During our time in Transylvania I was focusing primarily on two key themes: firstly the effect of water and its relationship with its surrounding (Turda Salt mine) and secondly traditional joinery methods (Ethnographic Museum). I have began researching into ways in which simple, single material junctions are made, from Romania to Japan to Dungeness.  …

Week o4: Site Survey

During our site visit to Dungeness I looked to focus on water and its effects on the landscape as a foundation to my study. The key areas of interest were researching: main waterways, paths to waterways, water defence systems, effects of water on materials, tidal times and floating architecture on site. I have began to categorise…

Week 03: Temporal Architecture & Water

‘’Architecture is intimately involved with time. Standing amid time’s continual flow, architecture simultaneously experiences the receding past and the arriving future’’ (Ando, 1992, p. 110) I’ve began to look into the concept of temporal architecture and the philosophies that are introduced into architectural design by Japanese architects. This includes research into light, floating, mobile architecture….