Thaumaturgical Forest Thaumaturgical forest is an infrastructural symbiosis dedicated to the carousel of Japanese monk-scientists to worship and research the mythological and scientific aspects of natural disasters. Located on a primeval forest island next to Ishinomaki, it is one of the closest point to many epicentres of earthquakes amongst the pacific ring of fire. The project utilizes tree-growth guidance system to create organic technology that can survive earthquakes better, never run out of materials and always alive. It conforms nature instead of taking control over it. Under recurrent attacks of earthquake, typhoon and tsunami in a time-lapse between 50 to 150 years, the project deals with cross-generational survival by engaging life-like tectonics into the generational artefacts of inhabitants. The thaumaturgical forest meta-morphs and transforms as living creature do.
Another sketch from the Portugal trip. Braga’s Estadio Municipal designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura is one of the most beautiful football stadiums. Mainly because of the setting (perched on a hillside quarry) and the brutal simplicity of its design. Points to note about the stadium is that there are only two stands. Behind the goals are empty leaving nothing but the shear rock face. Also the roof is inspired by Peruvian rope bridges. It’s a stadium that photographs well too, so I recommend investigating further.
We like to think of an archaeology museum as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has entrusted to us piece by piece. But not any kind of history, or at least not the scientific history of experts, which does not always leave room for imagination and almost always exhausts itself.
Archeology Museum of Vitoria Francisco Mangado (via plusmood)