Atavistic Shelters

Date: 2015

These shelters are from a series of ongoing explorations under our Almost Natural Things agenda. The agenda explores the role of the Anthropocene in the production and aesthetics of the built environment.

The motivation behind these atavistic shelters is to uncover a nebulous relationship between natural and synthetic things. It also attempts to explore ideas of rethinking the vernacular in light of recent technological developments such as computational design methodologies and non-linear fabrication. Specifically, these atavistic shelters draw inspiration from the textural and porous formations that resulted from traditional palm-frond/Arish constructions where an amplification of texture overrides traditional part-to-whole relationships.