This project imagines an Orcadian archipelago situated internationally through the introduction of a transhipment hub. It proposes an architecture that, through a key intervention within the semiotic landscape of the waters navigational infrastructure, seeks to mediate the contested waters of Scapa Flow.
This work proposes a debris management infrastructure for a post-earthquake that aims to ritualise the phenomena of an industrial process through the metaphor of the funeral of the city.
Both schemes address the value of the architect within an engineering programme: In Orkney the intervention acknowledges the experiential dimension of the infrastructure through the viewpoint of its various users and how they sense the world. In Tokyo parallels are drawn between Japanese funeral rites and waste-management procedures from the citys destruction: its death through to incineration; its cremation in order to highlight the potent emotional value of the material being dealt with and bring dignity to the operation.