Intersections Between the Academy and Practice, Papers from the 2017 AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium

Buoyant Ecologies: Research, Collaboration, and Resilience at the Edge

Intersections Proceedings

Author(s): Adam Marcus

Buoyant Ecologies is a collaborative research platform that brings together architects, marine ecologists, and fabricators to address the implications of sea level rise through innovative approaches to designing and constructing resilient waterfront structures. This paper describes how the project’s unique collaborative structure incorporates expertise from ecological researchers and industry manufacturers to promote recursive, interdisciplinary feedback loops between speculative thinking and pragmatic knowledge.

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