Urban Sprawler, Industrial Creeper, & the Transient Threshold focuses on the collection, storage, and distribution of water in an arid climate and how architecture’s engagement with this fluctuating substance can produce a reconsideration of the conventional understanding of the threshold between interior and exterior. Our design looks to develop a system of bio-capsules derived from the nesting of compound orbicular geometries and the way in which their spatial configurations might begin to promote circulation for elements in flux.
jacques lesec / chris martin
We’ve developed a composite assemblage, using flexible silicone sheets infused with structural filaments, whose complex and regenerative spatial arrangements take shape as the unit adapts to its specific environments. The forms lend themselves to a multitude of formal variation responding to unique localized ecologies within the greater Los Angeles area.