A Responsive Model of Changes in Antarctica

Student | Mujia Lin
Faculty | Seth Embry
School of Design, Graduate Interior Design

The project looked at the causes and results of the impact of red algae in Antarctica through layering and time considerations. The drawings try to establish a layering system to show the overlapping relationships in both small scales (algae cells and species) and large scales (geography, temperature, and web structure). Meanwhile, considering the melting iceberg which is under the influence of time. The drawings explore the impact of human activities and time in the ecosystem.

The image depicts different scale components that create ripple effects in Antarctica climate change. Using the form of red algae, which is significant in the entire Antarctica ecosystem, from a micro point of view, the structure dives into the relationships and how it responds to the uncertainty and continuous changes.

The section that demonstrates the layering relationships between large, medium, and small-scale elements.
The plan that shows the effect of time on the landscape and the structure of the space.
Details that show the red algae components in the structure.