in Maremma

Porous Nest

Project by:

Kaylen Choi, Olivia Porrill, Ruqaiyah Bandukwala

STUDIO X

Porous Nest is an attempt to emphasize the diverse natural ecology of the Maremma area, while simultaneously providing sanctuary for the various bird species whose environments have been perpetually threatened since the start of Bonifica Integrale.
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The project will facilitate a reclamation of the marshlands by taking advantage of the porosity present in its typology. Organic figures of vegetation, void, and tufa material begin to extend the edge of the river and change in scale of porosity to correspond with their intended permeability between water, people, and animals.

The project also embraces the potentiality of flooding as a natural, and spectacular occurrence, and utilizes this aspect as further habitat possibilities for the bird population. Through strategic planning and research, the project will naturally fill up voids with flooding water to create ecosystems that flourish in unique ways throughout different times of the year.

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PROJECT IMAGE 1

The project also embraces the potentiality of flooding as a natural, and spectacular occurrence, and utilizes this aspect as further habitat possibilities for the bird population. Through strategic planning and research, the project will naturally fill up voids with flooding water to create ecosystems that flourish in unique ways throughout different times of the year.

More than 150 species of birds are present or migrate to the area (Bocca D'Ombrone) every year, serving as an important habitat for a diverse range of species, as the presence of birds requires the presence of different species flora, and also makes their presence more abundant = create a thriving ecosystem.
With this international, national and regional importance the Bocca d’ombrone must be regulated and monitored extensively, limiting the potential relationship and access to the site in the most natural way.

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slideshow2_001 - Yaxin Xu.jpg

All images created by Olivia Porrill, Kaylen Choi, and Ruqaiyah Bandukwala. Huge thanks to Professor Lundback for the enthusiasm and support throughout the project's conception. And also thank you to the other Syracuse Architecture Florence professors and coordinators. We will never forget our time here!