ONFILL

Pratt School Of Architecture - 2013
Independent Thesis
Critics: Philippe Baumann & Michael Su

The future of population expansion lies in the polar north. Once the ice melts, economic development will increase as the region becomes one of the busiest shipping routes in the world with exposed natural resources. Simultaneously, the Inuits are facing cultural and infrastructural crises as a result of the ice loss and dislocation from the landscape, and cannot possibly accommodate population expansion. Reverting back to primitive architectural foundations, while recognizing contemporary agendas, the Inuits can coexist with modernity and the environment and expand.