THE DESERT OF THE REAL

 
 
 
 

THE DESERT OF THE REAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELLA LORD

University of Sydney, 2016

'The Desert of the Real' was conceived in my final year of undergraduate architecture at the University of Sydney. It is a speculative project exploring the political implications of architecture, influenced by the work of Lebbeus Woods. The project develops a system for creating a city which is a continuously expanding 'grid' of non-Euclidean geometries along a river, constructed by its inhabitants.

Ultimately, 'The Desert of the Real' is a heterotopia of nomads - a shifting architecture released from the grains of hyperreality, an architecture which constantly reinvents the human condition within an abstracted grid; a sprawling continuous monument to the void.

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