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Project done in the Hydrolab master of architecture studio instructed by Geoff Thun and Lars Jungans during Winter '11 at the University of Michi… Read More
Project done in the Hydrolab master of architecture studio instructed by Geoff Thun and Lars Jungans during Winter '11 at the University of Michigan Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning. It was produced with the intention of being submitted as a part of the 2011-2012 International Sustainable Laboratory Competition for the Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center to be located in the Salt River Bay Historical Park and Ecological Reserve on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read Less
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This laboratory imagines that the future of scientific exploration will be characterized by its interconnectedness to ecosystems, direct connection to the public, and access to global information databases. It also takes a cue from ecology and blurs the boundaries between programs that were traditionally segregated into highly controlled zones. Blurring the edges between programs creates a dynamic environment that is enriched by the potential for spontaneous interactions. The lab scape will be increasingly flexible as ubiquitous data allows researchers to move freely beyond the constraints of highly conditioned and controlled space to be in direct contact with the environments they study.