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Proximity, Interaction, Evolution

 

In the new age of the sharing economy, the society is more connected than ever, but humanity has never been more disconnected from the environment and the natural world. This exploration of physical systems moves from the atomic scale to the atmospheric scale, and studies the dynamics of non-physical systems, from language to economics. The physical and emotional connection to place, time, and memory both act as design catalysts.  The goal of this work is to create spaces that reintroduce nature into architecture, and allow the occupants to experience the mystery and awe of the living systems. 

 

The spaces I am exploring are spaces between overlapping languages.  These spaces force our systems to rethink how they look at something, to recalibrate.  These spaces are creating the connection between living systems.  My connection to the nature around me is what drove me to pursue a career in the Arts and Sciences.  Sustainable architecture is no doubt a noble cause, but it is fundamentally superficial.  We need to be creating a connection between ourselves and nature, not between our shelter and nature.  

Green walls and blue roofs are not enough.  As architects, we must create spaces that inspire this connection between ourselves and our surroundings.  How can we foster a curiosity that leads to discovery?  These spaces must force us to integrate our living systems with the languages that are currently hidden to our eyes, reveal these hidden systems forcing us to look at and interact with the world in a new way.  These spaces are the spaces of resonance.

The following projects are part of or adjacent to the thesis project

Overlooked Spaces

Repurposed Highways

City as a Resource

Upwards

Mundane Systems

Scaled Systems

Ascension

The Flattening Highrise

Proximity