Aunt Betty’s Pondfront
Our intervention negotiates the edge between pond and land, creating desired waterfront dwelling space without developing the entire edge of the pond. The dwellings are on a ridge, lined along canals connected by communal pathways to a small island, providing a waterfront experience and view of the larger pond. The ampitheater is carved out of a valley and another small island is used as both a theatrical backdrop and acoustic bounce for the performance space, providing a buffer between it and the dwellings. We are also exploring ways of digitally representing water under various conditions – in it’s flow through the landscape into the basin of the pond, as a surface affected by wind, as a surface that freezes, as a body with distinct strata corresponding to depth, etc.