The Fog – Part I was a masters level studio led by Barnaby Bennett in the spring semester of 2016 at UTS in Sydney.
Buildings are large, expensive to build, ecologically damaging, and tend to hang around for a lot longer than anticipated. Cities are formed by a messy and aesthetically powerful accretion of old forms and redundant logics. Yet, the discipline of Architecture rarely looks at the temporality of buildings over longer timeframes. This studio asks the students to design a number of buildings based on the following propositions: What happens if we take the aging and wearing of materials seriously? How do we represent aging and change in the drawing and representation of buildings? In what ways can we engage meaningfully with the fog of the future in the buildings we design today?
Image by Mim Beck