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  • Writer's pictureDavid Mans


Delaminated Landscape


FLUX, a landscape developed for the back yard of a typical Brooklyn Brownstone, attempts to collapse dense program requirements into a unique architectural event which is able to spread the existing planted landscape into an active section. As a simple assembly system consisting of only 7 unique pieces, it explores the common contemporary building typology of the laminated sectional buildup, within the restrictions a mass repetition industry. Restrained by the need for mass identical fabrication but inspired by the desire to create a fluid transition between several predetermined programmatic configurations the project begins with the approach of developing a mechanism. The resulting components are both manifestations of the need to maintain mechanical, rotational, relationships and the capacity to sequentially produce a smooth continuous form. In addition to these two concerns at the systematic level, several components required geometric configurations which could produce continuous trough conditions allows for a plant-able landscape. FLUX is the manifestations of these concerns, fabrication mass production, mechanical transformation, multiple programmatic requirements, and plant-able surface conditions blended together into one fluid motion. Within these restrictions, the result is a form which driven by limitation seems to curl and fold into itself while continuously arriving at moments of distinct characteristics. Beginning with programmatic requirements occurring at predetermined sequential steps, bench- table- planter- lounge- Greenwall- storage- lounge the geometry of the component pieces between their moments of connection, attempt to produce consistent concavity relative to the ground allowing for continuous planting.

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