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Ariana Zilliacus     

terrior of Time


︎ Time is visualised through material components in the landscape (in the form of water) and by experimenting with building materials (in the form of seaweed). This is an investigation into how one creates architecture that is capable of dissipatation, challenging the idea that architecture is everlasting.

Forgetting architecture might come as a more appropriate title...since while I may talk about a school, a cementary, a theatre, it is more appropriate to say that I talk about life, death, imagination... Thus the temporal aspect of architecture no longer resides in its dual nature of light and shadow or in the ageing of things: it rather presented itself as a catastrophic moment at which time takes things back.

(Aldo Rossi)

︎ Changing coastlines are a reality in many, if not all parts of the world, including the flat landscape that makes up Denmark. This map investigates the relationship between Isefjord’s current water level and the resulting coastlines should the seawater rise 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 5.0 meters. The large-scale map depicts the entire Isefjord, while the small-scale map illustrates the chosen site for this concept proposal.

︎ A membrane is created, evolving the structure as found; hanging nets or compressed walls contain seaweed, grown and harvested below the water’s surface. An evolution of Læsø’s practice of piling seaweed onto buildings as an insulating roof - a site-specific alternative to otherwise-common thatched roofs.

︎  Through the evolution of the experiment, the water rises and parts of the Laboratory disappear, creating something new - an aqua farm for example, to grow seaweed and mussels.

︎ Elements begin to disperse into the ocean, but what remains above the water’s surface also transforms - into a viewing platform on the water or perhaps a building site for another construction...several hundred years from now.