| Author: Cong Nie
| Instructors: Nancy Takahashi- Zoe Edgecomb
| University of Virginia– School of Architecture
| Project Report:
Lambeth Field, as a dead tree on campus, from its body stretching across several blocks, we see only fragmented, narrow energy flows that lack space and eyesight connections. Although meadow creek goes through the edge of field, people living in the dormitory are not easy to get close to it, enjoying the moisture and dynamic. The basis of dead tree is fine, with height difference can easily collect water and provide interesting sight line. Why not introduce Lichen? Settlers live in the site are mostly energetic young people. Once adjusting shapes of the living structures and providing the appropriate shelter, young people, the “algae”, will rejuvenating as symbiosis with fungis.
A bowl space is placed in the field, surrounded by terrace building communities as a fine “shelter”, providing “algae” a platform for energy releasing. The “bowl” is not enclosed; a number of channels linked to the externalities, amplifying the communication voice further. The site is environmentally friendly; varieties of sports equipment are set, collecting the energy released by people. Cooperating with solar panels, the energy and generated electricity can be used to support architectural illumination, as the same energy exchange between “algae” and fungi Symbiosis. Water is not only limited to the edge of the site, but collected by slopes and falls down through the entire site as a space link.