Urban Reef

institution: harvard graduate school of design / design miami
advisor: megan panzano
team members: carly dickson, anita helfrich, emily margulies, lilian taylor, and myself
time: spring 2015
project: temporary outdoor pavilion design / competition entry

Our concept considered the spatial qualities and behaviors of inhabiting an above water coral reef. Concrete tubes extruded from the ground rise to create amorphous clusters that serve as tables, seating, shading, gathering nooks, and climbing mounds. The ephemerality of Design Miami/ week caused us to consider the lifespan of our installation, which we decided would be relocated to the Atlantic Ocean to serve as an artificial reef. Our material and process was chosen to maximize interactions both above and below water.


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