New edge Extending Shore Boundaries.
FEW MORE INCHES can eat up MILES. The threat for sea level rise comes from multiple sources and the vulnerability is growing faster than ever. What do we do? Change our living? Change our Scapes? Or just ESCAPE? The human relationship with earth is the matter of adopting rather than changing. The design approach here as well doesn't look for an alternative, rather focuses at the invisible potentials of context to build a resilient, cost effective and adaptive network. The islands of south pacific are identified to be the most vulnerable and the context was well deciphered. The forces of wind and water were then identified as the driving agents for design. Land being the basic resource and water, the fuel for survival, encompasses a larger ecological loop. The conversation between these two thus becomes the crux. Hence it's not about LAND or WATER. But, the conjunction of it. it's the matter of LAND, WATER and the space in-between (THE GAP). Thus, the design was strategized as three levels. The LAND was strengthened and recovered through SAND HARVEST. The threats from water were turned as the new opportunities through CORAL PLANTATION. The GAP was refined with GROYNES making the LAND grow with WATER. The diverse forces were thus envisioned to synthesize an interdependent-bond that brings social, ecological and economical resilience to the context. By design the sources weren't altered but its actions were optimized. THE SOCIETY and its SURVIVAL WITH TIME were the prime concerns in developing this system of sustainability. The design is not about filling the gap, but fixing it.