USC SoA | Critic: Hadrian Predock | Recipient of the USC Environmental Innovation Award
World War 2 pillboxes are used a model for transformation through weathering. By aggregating the objects and assigning them different weather circumstances, these objects become dwellings that respond to their micro-climate. As a result of the weather, the objects become architecture over time. This award-winning project was presented as an animation and can be viewed below.
Weathering of pillboxes and their sites over time
Characteristics of the pillbox (L-R): thickened perimeter wall, layers of partitions, and loopholes
Taxonomy of pillboxes
Weathering of the pillbox as it encounters wind, rain, sun, and snow
Assembly of objects into a fictional village
Village of habitable objects, each with their own weather