TERRESTRIS REDIVIVUS
CATEGORY: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

BY PRESCOTT TRUDEAU + EMMANUEL PAPAGEORGIOU + TESSA BROEK


TERRESTRIS REDIVIVUS IS A REMANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION ANDDEMOLITION WASTE. BUILT AT AN IMMENSE SCALE WITH AN IMPERMANENT, MODULARLOGIC, THE PROJECT ACKNOWLEDGES BUILDING MATERIAL LIFESPAN WHILE QUESTIONING IT’S CONVENTIONAL APPLICATION. THE AGILE INFRASTRUCTURE ACCEPTS BREACHED ENCLOSURE PANELS AND TETHERS STRUCTURAL POLYSTYRENE BLOCKS. SYSTEMS THAT WOULD NOT NORMALLY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY ARE PIGMENTED WITH THE SAME AESTHETIC RATIONALE AS SAFETY COLOR CODIFICATION. IN THIS WORLD, THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IS CHALLENGED - LAWS, CODES AND LOGIC ARE INTERROGATED - AND NEW FUTURES EMERGE FROM UNSTABLE REALITIES.

DOMESTICATION OF A FORMER COMMERCIAL SPACE IN RESPONSE TO CHANGING RETAIL CONDITIONS AND THE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY CRISIS. IN 2020 A SMALL ARCHITECTURE COLLECTIVE HAS CHOSEN TO TAKE OVER A SHUTTERED SPORTS AUTHORITY IN ORDER TO CREATE A PROTOTYPE HOME FOR COOPERATIVE LIVING BASED ON THEIR NEW CONCEPT FOR STRUCTURING DOMESTIC SPACE AROUND OUR APPLIANCES’ ELECTRICAL USE. THE PROTOTYPE HOME IS COMPOSED OF PRE-FAB CLT PANELS ROUTED FOR PREDETERMINED ELECTRICAL NEEDS. THE COLLECTIVE HAS DESIGNED THE HOME TO SHOWCASE A FORM OF SPATIAL DIVISION BASED ON THE AVERAGE ANNUAL ELECTRICAL USAGE OF APPLIANCES LOCATED WITHIN THE TYPICAL ROOMS OF A HOME. THE ROOMS OF THE HOME ARE BUILT ON ELEVATED PLATFORMS LIFTED ABOVE THE FLOOR OF THE ABANDONED STORE TO CREATE A DOMESTIC SPACE PHYSICALLY AND VISUALLY SEPARATED FROM THE FORMER COMMERCIAL USAGE. WHILE THEIR PROTOTYPE HOME WAS CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTED TO CALL INTO QUESTION FIXED CONCEPTIONS OF DOMESTIC SPACE, OUR PROJECT SHOWS HOW EVEN NEW MODERN CONCEPTIONS OF DOMESTIC USAGE EXPERIENCE CONSTANT ADAPTATION AND REPURPOSING OVER TIME.





                                         
SITUATION STUDIO  TAUBMAN COLLEGE  FACULTY: LAIDA AGUIRRE   DANIEL JACOBS  STEVEN LAURITANO    
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