Architectural Association | UK | 2009
Coastal Ecotypes is a proposal for a prototypical defense infrastructure along the flooding planes of canvey island ,UK.
In a reality, where existing Coastal defense mechanisms are reaching a state of failure, and everything we have ever designed is frantically being redesigned to fit a newly discovered ecological consciousness, a new reading of conventional coastal defense is necessary, one that can actively engage with nature’s dynamics and complexity.
Water and sand act in our design as matter itself; matter which is constantly active and posses inherent logics, tempos and textures. Within contemporary engineering constraints, we strive to incorporate the sensibility and virtues of natural ecologies, from which novel architectural effects emerge and recreational tissues relentlessly breed.
ShaGa Studio - Gary Freedman,Shany Barath
with Immanuel Koh and Osbert So.
@ AADRL/Alisa Andrasek