veronica de la rosa
VDLR
E-Space
Architecture can be flexible. It can let go of its grip of time and place, and thrust itself into a world of fluctuating identities. As a means for a testing ground for the thesis, the project consists of a floating vessel that once barged inflates and conforms to an event space for fashion week to later reinvent itself into a landscape. Using air as a means of activation and mediation, the vessel's form inflates, expands, deflates and appropriates surfaces, transforming from the spatial dimension of shelter to non-shelter. By requiring the project to perform at these two extreme topological dimensions, the thesis tests the different degrees of robustness of the designed system. Thesis advisors: Lisa Iwamoto, Roddy Creedon, Rene Davds.