in Maremma

Off the Edge

Project by:

Jackson Braden, Jenna Hammond, Lucas Rossington

STUDIO X

Off the Edge, takes influence from the many edge conditions existing along the Ombrone River. The edges vary in physical qualities and their significance to the reading of space. The edges present themselves as volumetric, definitive, disruptive, and continuous as well as flat, transparent, gapped and connecting. While many of them share features, no two are alike. The project employs edges as architecture, exploring how they can act spatially, organizationally, materially and as a mode of movement. This field of edges allows for crop growth, food commerce and garden education to be
integrated, while the ecosystem of the floodplain.

Initial research on the Ombrone River as well as the floodplains that surround its banks. Looking into the edge conditions that make up the river as a whole, and the smaller scale edge conditions that existed on our site.

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PROJECT IMAGE 1

Initial research on the Ombrone River as well as the floodplains that surround its banks. Looking into the edge conditions that make up the river as a whole, and the smaller scale edge conditions that existed on our site.

The near views allow for a closer, more detailed look at a few of the many small scale edge conditions that make up the site. These edges and the many different ones throughout the site accumulate and create a project that is designed entirely through edges.

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slideshow2_001 - Yaxin Xu.jpg

Thank you to all of our professors throughout our entire semester abroad. A special thank you to Cecilia Lundback for guiding us through this unique studio experience and for being extremely helpful and insightful.