Thursday 12 March 2009

Terra incognito

Terra incognito is my final outcome for my Balmoral plastics design project. The final concept is simply a range of perforated tanks that are placed under the the landscape in areas such as flood plains. These forms simply prop up the landscape changing it to funnel, trap and divert flood waters. The concept came to me after i was setting my dinner table when some forks an glasses were stuck under the table cloth i noticed how a terrain like form took shape. It was this that influenced my outcome. These subterranean implants are perforated to allow the filtration of water through the form in order to allow the implant to become more apart of the existing soil and not make a totally alien object.

To put it simply it is cosmetic surgery for the landscape

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