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TEACHING AND RESEARCH : THALASSIC ARCHITECTURE

IN PROGRESS

SCHOOL : UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION : CITYLAB SARASOTA, FL

TYPE : ADJUNCT PROFESSOR - TEACHING AND RESEARCH

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR :  DEREK PIROZZI

STUDENTS : ELENA NONINO, FRANCIA SALAZAR,

BRITTANY PEREZ AND MARANDA CROWE

SEMESTER : FALL 2016

THALASSIC ARCHITECTURE

 

Thalassic  [thuh-las-ik]

Adjective

 

  1. of or relating to seas and oceans.
  2. of or relating to smaller bodies of water, as seas and gulfs, as distinguished from large oceanic bodies.
  3. growing, living, or found in the sea; marine.

 

Introduction

 

Students will pursue an architectural discourse that begins to evaluate the bridge between identifiable computer generated building components and the physical fabrication of these elements with an emphasis on the research and incorporation of various marine industry production techniques.

 

As human beings, our connection with the oceans, seas, rivers lakes and ponds is innate – we all draw from our experiences with water. Sarasota and the coastal communities of Florida have a complex relationship with the surrounding aquascapes that create, form, embody and define the diverse rural and urban environments along the coast. The shoreline accounts for less than 10 percent of land available in the U.S. (excluding Alaska) with a population of 40 percent living in communities directly on the shoreline and a concentration of Florida's population in coastal counties at 75.7 percent.

 

With a maritime industry just as dominate as the coastal population it serves, speculations on an advancing authentic Florida vocabulary intrinsically establishes an initial position through the adaptation and comprehension of this technologically evolved enterprise. Watercraft construction techniques and materials (both historical and contemporary) can bring a unique position to the process of building, speculating, investigating and producing an authentic THALASSIC ARCHITECTURE.

 

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