Smokehouse infrastructure supports recreational and commercial aquaculture industries 2014
The smokehouse design aims to encourage collaboration between recreational anglers, the commercial aquaculture industry and the regional community. The success of this intervention as a spatial armature for strategic industrial transformation is contingent on achieving new proximity relations between the commercial and more leisure based activities associated with the production and consumption of salmon.
Spatial armatures for facilitating community resilience through strategic industrial transformation
This research investigates the spatial relationship between community resilience and industrial transformation. Using design methods and strategies, architectural projects speculate on spatial armatures that might facilitate community resilience through a strategic reformatting of industry.
Using spatial practices to reimagine the future role of industry within communities, the project considers what new forms of public life are tied to contemporary industrial formats. In an age of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, what are the appropriate spatial conditions for a robust regional economy and how are these articulated using scenarios of possible futures? Design projects look to sites where multiple industrial activities are operating independently and in tension with one another, and consider how spatial strategies designed to reorganise these activities into more overlapped relationships might provide a level of community resilience.
The research speculates on a future relationship between place and industries, one that must negotiate antagonistic narratives of community resilience and industrial transformation.
Dairy farm infrastructure designed to accommodate ancillary industries
This design is part of a larger set of experiments into spatial typologies that might catalyse interaction between seemingly unrelated activities. To demonstrate the potential outcomes that might emerge from this approach, civic amenities are introduced within a structure designed primarily to support an expanding dairy industry. In section, the interior volume pivots around the milking platform with stacked and overlapping spaces for public and industrial use throughout.
Scenarios projecting future regional development
A long-term vision of industrial transformation is required in order for a community to comprehend and adapt to future uncertainties and potential tensions. This anticipation of change provides space for contingency to be built into spatial strategies designed to navigate an uncertain future. The point of intervention is not necessarily selected to negotiate existing tensions, but is instead about speculating on what future uncertainties might have the greatest consequence for industrial production modes, spatial form and community resilience.
Tourism program embedded within market infrastructure at the Tsukiji Fish Market
The Tsukiji Fish Market accommodates an emerging dynamic between spaces occupied by market operations and spaces newly appropriated by tourists or unauthorised visitors. The design project questions how antagonism between traditional market exchanges and an expanding tourist industry might be translated as a dynamic market atmosphere. An underground arcade separates the visitor circulation from the market activity. At intervals along the subterranean arcade, vertical access is provided into the heart of the market buildings where viewing platforms and stages are nested within the existing infrastructure. This concealed integration provides visitors with an uncompromised experience of market operations, without the distraction of the tourism industry itself.