a taxonomy of the unplanned
Diagram of subnatural environments
What is subnature?
All known environments are hybrids of subnatural and subcultural events, in variable and ever-changing degrees. From the wilderness of a bamboo forests, to the chaotic movement of a Tokyo scramble; each and every environment is constantly being reshaped by, and is actively reshaping, the extremes of 'nature' and 'culture'.
The modern city can be typified by its human-dominated design agendas. Highways, parks, tower blocks, pedestian walkways, and ferry ports, all provide a safe and cleansed network for subcultural events to thrive in. But the aesthetics of the modern city also have a universal and unavoidable subnatural side too. Despite their complete absence in urban designs and glossy architectural renders - events such as dust, smoke, and pigeon faeces, still remain ever-present in the modern world.
A window is designed to "look out onto nature". Rather than attempting to expunge these subnatural realities in pursuit of
Architecture, meet Geology
Architecture, meet Wildlife
Title: East of Eden
Architecture, meet "_______"
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