Instructors: Dana Cupkova; Putu Dawkins
Environment, Form, and Feedback Studio
Sharpsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh
Critical Question: How do people begin to inhabit and settle into a temporary geological and morphological landscape architecture driven by an environmental factor such as flooding? How can people benefit from a flooding scenario?
This research proposal investigates the involvement of eco-machines such as wetlands and bioswales within the architecture and its manipulated landscape. Due to the environmental fluctuation, grotto spaces are expected to flood in the future which later become a resource to the housing residents.
Flood Site Analysis
Urban Density and Runoff
Early Rockite cast study models exploring grotto forms as submerged, inhabitable spaces.
Six Mile Island divided into elevated housing zones. Housing prototypes situated according to the forms of the grassland.