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Oscillating between city and building, a literally autonomous Venice is both material reality and disciplinary construct.


Speculative Urbanism


The proposed urban object, a barge floating along the Grand Canal, becomes the city's 42nd island. 


The object completes and introduces new formal compositions- spaces of contemporary collectivity- while deconstructing the city at large into an assembly of tangible parts: brick, stone, wood, plaster, and terrazzo. 

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The barge moves imperceptibly slowly, continuously gliding along the Grand Canal. At times, new focal points and axes are created as the barge aligns with known landmarks, existing piazzas are extended, while new ones are created from once disorganized scraps of space.

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Richard Serra



Hinges, notches, indentations, and offsets become self-referential analog cues for the form's internal logic of hinging, sliding, and abutting.

Through these articulations typical of objects of everyday use we can intuit how the parts fit and their path of travel.

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