RISD ARCHITECTURE DEGREE PROJECT REVIEW
WALTER ZESK M.ARCH 2009
Instructor: PETER TAGUIRI
Title: One thing after Another
In this project, architecture is thought of as a process that is constructive, narrative and historical. It is a set of instructions, a network of connections and a series of repetitive operations.
The particular process presented occurs in Boston. It is a response to global economic and environmental conditions, the specific challenge of its neighborhood in Roxbury and the unique history of its site.
The very earth under Boston was shaped to fuel the mills driving its economic growth. A new type of mill is proposed for this site. It is a living grove storing the site’s energy from the sun and the ground. It is also an incubator, leveraging the site’s connection to surrounding systems to nurture the fragile conception of a living architecture growing within.