Form of Resilience
- Chang Cheng
Mutualism is a term often used to denote relationships between biological and ecological system. The project aims to investigate the mutual strategy between architecture, computation, and ecology.
The project inherited the tangible natural form into the concept. By investigating the potential scale and volume of natural form constitution, the project reimagines the geometry with morphological variations that can be found in natural environments. The site located on the lower west side of Manhattan, New York City, where human activities redefined the edge of the island through the history. The local species and plants have been eliminated from the area through human occupation. Left behind the flooding issues and sea level change that is reshaping our thinking about the relationship between human dwelling and natural habitat. The project builds on the idea that architecture can be more phycological and geological in form, scale, and material, implemented with the feasibility of complex forms and ecological variability of new materials.