Curated Exhibition, Event or Festival

Re-Investing the Line: Small Infrastructures, Micro-Communities, and Communication Ecologies for the American West

VA Lee, B Madill

Arid Lands Institute | Published : 2012

Abstract

In contemporary design, internal technologies (water-conserving fixtures and appliances) and external systems (water policy and engineering) have caused the design of water systems to evaporate from the architectural lexicon. Water is now more often a design accessory than building-integrated driver of architectural form or public experience. What are the architectural potentials of water systems as shapers of place? How are performative roofscapes, distributive wall packages, permable foundation systems opportunities for rethinging architectural form in drylands?