T I M B E R   C L U S T E R 

T I M B E R   C L U S T E R 

 BAMBOO WORKSHOP

January 2017  

 GSAPP FALL SEMESTER

2021

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The project act as a shared resource to the fragile arts ecosystem, engaging diverse forms of artistic practice, new conceptions of community space and emergent logics of architectural and material reuse. Looking specifically into mass-timber and its process of dismantling and reassembly. The overarching theme is that trees, rather than buildings, will serve as the catalyst for construction. Vegetational clusters rather than building complexes will provide the site’s identity The property was once used for coal storage and as a vehicle repair, paint shop, blacksmith shop, bus depot and crane yard. These past anthropogenic activities have turned the site into a brownfield. The paradigm currently employed for remediation of site is “tabula rasa”, i.e., remediation of the entire site before its repurpose. However, this method is not economically, socially sustainable: it delays the reuse of large areas.  Hence a site-specific phased phytoremediation approach is adopted here.

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