Title

Landscraper

Authors/Contributors

Erik Maso

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

2008

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

mining, technology, infrastructure, reclaiming, Kennecott Land, Bingham Mine, Jordan, stabilizing

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Environmental Design | Landscape Architecture

Description/Abstract

"The LANDSCRAPER project challenges the re-establishment of perceptually stable and natural orders. It is specifically attracted to the claim that one of the largest infrastructural projects exists in the intermountain region of western United States with the abundance of reclaimable mining territories. The project is in the conception of organizational system that instrumentalizes mining techniques to shape, stabilize, and revegetate unclaimed waste rock edifices, maximizing the potentials of a nature whose production and consumption is perpetually fueled by cultural needs and desires. Its intentions are to consider the imaging of nature, extend the perception of nature in the context of mining technologies and techniques, and introduce a robust architectural assemblage as a recreational infrastructure centered on producing multi-scalar effects.

Additional Information

Advisors: Aaron Sprecher / Mark Linder

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