Adaptive Ecologies III | Composite RE-Formulation

Dip16, pursuing the formation of an architectural space and aesthetic based on composite conditions, is formulating a conceptual framework and discourse on architecture searching for notions of future scenarios and spatial imaginations defying sensible Cartesian representations. We are challenging standardised modes of production, materiality and conventional forms of representation and reductive models of topology and typology. Dip16 is primarily interested in exploiting the host of complex relationships informing an overall architectural ecology synthesizing ideas of technology, nature and people across a range of scales drawing inspiration from the visionary work of Wolf Hilbertz. Dip16 is embracing a time based holistic ecological understanding as the key to engendering spatial affects eliciting a new sensibility via new technology.

Dip16’s departing point is Ruskin’s parameters of delicacy in architecture, intricacy, variety and irregularity outlined in his book Stones of Venice. These parameters will be explored via a superimposition study projecting 2D artefacts to 3D space in the creation of a space object with a developed sense of interiority. This initial study forms the material for a series of technique workshop leading to the production of a prototype using a range of different representation, modelling and digital fabrication techniques. Subsequently, jumping scale, forms of building taxonomy and production techniques will be explored with the aim to make the structure and materiality both organizational and projective. The prototype with an innate capacity for redeployment, re-adaptation will be territorialized as an architectural project and tested and evolved according a range of criteria based around social, natural and technical conditions as well as GSG’s future scenarios.

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