Notes on Architecture: Practical Theories; One Ecological Community
A new interactive public space is defined by the changing of time, the diversity of actors, and the surrounding environment. The project attempts to define a theoretical space that is always changing and always growing. It is a space where humans and non-humans interact with one another through a flat ontological worldview. New York City’s empty lots create a destination for diverse and natural interactions in which public space and private space can be formed. This space is used by each actor to create a mutually beneficial environment for each other. Each actor uses the waste from another always providing for one another and wasting nothing. The building is meant to mimic an ecosystem in which humans are intrinsically connected to the natural. The project begins with the excavation of the soil to create basement space and provide the initial structure for the first levels. Natural growth, such as trees, begins to define the next era of structure and life. Animals begin to enter the city finding shelter within these spaces as growth elements continue to flourish. Humans introduce themselves throughout this process by creating shared community spaces and eventually living spaces. The entire building is equipped with a natural water connection and clean energy creation. This empowers the users to create no impact on the environment while living within a green scape of natural elements.