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Wave Diagram by Nefer Fernandez

Wave Diagram

Non-jetty stages critical issues of coastal infrastructure bringing to light the inevitability of erosion; it positions itself to work alongside natural conditions rather than prevention. Through architectural thinking, a figure-to-field concept is deployed to control and mitigate erosion, improving coastal infrastructure at the scale of a land art installation. The project responds to immediate conditions such as ocean currents, winds, long-shore drift, as well as ocean swells–a process as dynamic as the proposal itself. The subtle rotation and placement of the units are designed to redirect the dominant current causing the erosion and maintain the long-shore drift to achieve accretion along the immediate shore.