No Solid Ground

Amelie Unger


Nature has been the first designer on this Earth. Over time, humans have taken over this design process, using nature’s design tools and developed them even further to adjust nature to their needs. Lately, the human impact on Earth is transforming the landscape through desertification and rising sea water so drastically that the consequences will force humans out of their homes and on the move. The current way of building is outdated and does not function on a ground which is slowly turning into a desert.

This project introduces a living cell which is not just able to resist the extreme environment of the desert but changes with its surroundings and operates within the architecture of a sand dune. Its design is inspired by the structures of simple organisms and uses the adaptive tools of animals to survive in its hostile environment.

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