Students | Kasturi Wagh and Vineet Hingorani Faculty | Ariane Lourie Harrison, Nathan Hume, Jeffrey Anderson, Brian Ringely School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
(un)Natural Ecologies : New Natures is a project that stems from the idea that Architecture is essentially an extension of nature into the man-made.
Incubation and re-generation of ‘nature’ controlled by ‘man-made’ conditions and micro-climates is the crux of the project while also setting up a stage to exhibit the conflict between the two. The project strives to exaggerate and showcase this tension and ambiguity between the ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’. Performative systems come into play to exaggerate and build further on this concept while also generating a living lichen system in otherwise vapid conditions.
We question what constitutes nature today with respect to the Anthropocene.