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in Orbetello


Project by: Taylor Hoople, Max Horkenbach and Ethan Hagan

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The project implements ideas of 'fragmentation' to destabilize the anachronistic dichotomy of human v. nature. Partial and overlapping narratives of the ecological & anthropological  histories of the site force a confrontation between the visitor and their relationship to domesticated natures.

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Our research centered on the recurring algal blooms within the Orbetello Lagoon. The eutrophication process that follows is the lagoon adapting to its new anthropogenic neighbors- and yet extensive 'remediation' efforts have been undertaken to combat this process.

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T-1 in tandem with t-2 acknowledge the temporal hybridity of orbetello by questioning how both existing and new seams, textures, ground, walls, etc. can be challenged by the site conditions through different time stamps (t0, t1, t2, etc).

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Fragment 1 is a monumental algae research laboratory, cleaning facility, and experimental algae production space. The water silos hold algae to be processed by the cleaning center and are in communication with the heavy existing infrastructural architecture of the site. The exterior sunken courtyard serves as a a hinge point in the site circulation, wrapping the flow of people back into the site from the end of the main circulation axis.

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Fragment 2 is a distributed network of ground articulation that combines the interior algae farm on the left with the algae marketplace on the right. The two push and pull each other into the central courtyard, creating moments of porosity and dissolving the edge between the two interior programs.

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