top of page

Design I - Fall 2019

Dichotomies in Wood is a study of the relationship between nature and man, seen through an abstraction of an architectural intervention into a site. This project served as a conceptual inspiration for the final system seen in Archipelago. While the layered and vertically oriented site is formed by the impression of a found piece of shale, the intervention of this shale representationally works in harmony with the site. The material dichotomy does not lie at this intersection but rather the structure of the site. Representing both the site and intervention through regulated plywood sheets, the dichotomy of man and nature is seen through the connection structure of the system. This re-contextualizes an attitude towards the built environment; even though the surfaces of the built environment often appear to regular, organized, and planar, what holds it together is nature.

bottom of page