Girl in a jacket

ARCHITECTURE OF THE ABANDONED

CAN YOU DESIGN A HOUSE OF METAL JUNK?

ATMO/SPHERE/

SECOND PRIZE

TEAM CODE: TBT03028AA

LOCATION: COLUMBIA

JORGE RODRIGUEZ

CAMILA SANCHEZ

The earth has been polluted; the voracious human wish harvested the earth resources leaving nothing but contaminated wastelands. Air unbreathable at surface level obligated us to seek aisle and refuge inside objects from a distant past. Gas Tanks once were a necessary infrastructure of human activity, spread around the globe, standing as an unchangeable typology regardless of where they stood built with a method that allowed them to be located anywhere, a universal form.

This infrastructure is made of steel once abled to enclose gas. It has been now repurposed to isolate the new the new human habitat from the toxic exterior. The sphere volume evokes the memory of the divine concepts that once guided humanity yet extinguished over time, perforations in the façade represent in the interior the celestial sphere that was long ago hidden by the fog and satellites. The Habitat is fed tubes that rise and sink above and bellow the polluted surface, Harvesting clean air, drinkable water and thermal energy.

The interior is articulated by the garden, this space creates a horizon that splits the sphere. The space above, hang from the structure and are attached to it on different levels so that these can be separated between features related to domestic life, such as leisure feeding. Simultaneously, the spaces below are designed to enhance the privacy and restfulness of each room.

The whole sphere acts as a micro atmosphere, a new typology that tries to idealise the long-gone past yet it reminds us of our fragility in the world that we have to take care of.

JURY COMMENTS

“Interesting choice of disused objects, eco-system, space utilization, experience worthy.(light punctures instead of old pipes) – simple and straight forward presentation.

An interesting narrative of converting a gas chamber into a habitable space, appreciate how the vision is extended to create an experiential space rather than limiting the design to just a liveable unit, Attention to details as perforations and efficient space utilization, creating a sustainable eco-system with a straightforward presentation and a good aesthetic.”

-(Sourabh Gupta, Studio Archohm)

“Interesting proposal. How do you grow with limited light? Energy etc?”

-(Sharath Nayak, Biome Environmental)