Seetharam Vallabhaneni, 2017 (unless otherwise stated)

Temporal Interventions

Temporary Pavilion

Location : Fangataufa , Tuamotus

Studio : Undergrad Architecture Studio 2 "Ideas and Spaces" by Hennie Reynders & Jaak Jurison

Date : Fall 2014

Built Area : 1200 Sq. Ft.

Materials Used : Compressed Paper, Minerals

Keywords : Floating pavilions, Interventions, Eco-friendly

Temporal Interventions is a floating memorial consisting of 5 individual pavilions that together question the interactions between : man, his nature, and the NATURE.

The project aims to employ architectural interventions and establish a series of connected spaces that mark the site where the world's attention was first focused on the effects of nuclear experimentation.

Project Description

Temporal Interventions is a symmetric constellation of individual spaces, each with a specific function, carefully designed to curate a very specific experience for the user. It consists of a Dock, two Threshold spaces, two Reflection spaces and a Tower. Its intent is to highlight the resilience of nature.

 

Man’s interventions destroyed the site’s capacity to support life, however after a long troubled journey the space is slowly recovering and is showing signs of new life. I wanted my memorial to take the story of the site - of man destroying the nature and turn it on its head - of man (in this case man made structures) supporting and valuing nature’s importance.

 

The forms are all made out of paper and additional nutrients and coated with a biodegradable hydrophobic protective layer that slowly degenerates. The memorial is intended to decompose over time and in the process support the ecosystem as paper and nutrients mix into the water.

 

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Dock

Transitional Spaces

Perspective Views

Reflection Space 1

Final

Reflection Space 2

Tower

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