Inside a fading territory

TYPE:Small house
CATEGORY:Actual design

The topic of this thesis is”choose nature as hub”,this is chose based on the variability of the nature on the site. The humanistic narrative of fading is derived from natural transformation.

The proposition of this thesis is thoroughly base on constantly changing context in grenen, skagen.Based in skagen odde, the northernmost part of north jutland, is considered to be one of the largest spits in europe. The peninsula completely created by a continuous process of marine sand and gravel accumulation, moved in a north-east direction each year,the coast on the west side is being eroded, here, skagen odde is on the extreme unstable terrain, is changing all day, every day.

There will be two parallel traces. Firstly,it aims to supply the most basic elements of architecture, which is to create a fully immersive experience of surrounding changing nature. The sealed glass and insulation materials are not required in the buildings, the wind and light will penetrate to building, rather than most of comfortable nature museum. The second is to investigate the theory and practices of “moving natural material”— changing natural elements and specific natural phenomenon on the site,making these intangible moving materials visible through an architectural method. In grenen, the different situation is that we could not accurately estimate time to let the nature to demolish the building, it is not possible to determine when is the best time to manually interfere with the cleaning up process. In this case, the materials of building are naturally grown and produced from the landscape—local marine stone, pebble, wood. The natural building doesn’t have to be taken down, it will decompose and fade by itself and end up in the changing nature without leaving traces—still stone and wood.

The focus will be on two sites at the northernmost point of Skagen Odde, Grenen. Along an existing 3 kilometers tourist route, that offers tourists a sampling of Grenen’s wonderful nature —unique vegetation, animals, celebrated special light and landscape, two sites linearly formulate from northeast dry inland to the coastline and offer different type of nature.

Mapping I | Changing and Fading Timeline of Human Structures

Mapping I unfolds the historical transition of human structures in Grenen. Here, all landmark buildings had changed by a variety of reasons, which is mostly environment. All these buildings had been abandoned, migrated or buried, after that they were rebuilt, transformed, or thoroughly entombed with the rhythm of sandy geological change during the past hundred years.

Mapping II | Territory Changing and Sedimentological Section—Macroscopic to Particle

Mapping II represents a geological changing evolution and sediementological section.The coast on the west side is being eroded, and as such tip as a whole is slowly growing 6-8 meters in an north-easterly direction by new deposited marine sand and aeolian deposit each year.

Mapping III | Wind-Current Direction and Tidal Level

Mapping IV unfolds the main wind and current direction in Grenen. Address on the tip of Grenen, It could ascertained that the main wind direction streamed from northeast and east.

Mapping IV | Wind Speed and Sediment Variation Analysis

The wind speed is increased by the lift of altitude. Basically, the low-lying terrain always feels smaller wind, on the top of dune suffers stronger wind. However, the sand sediment is opposite, fluent sand deposit more stuff in low-lying terrain with smaller wind, leaving clearer sand drifting patterns.

Dynamic Horizon with Different Height

Mapping V | Annual Full Moon Rise angle and orbit Analysis

Mapping V calculates the full moon rise angle in 12 months and its precise active orbit in every full moon day. On the tip of Grenen, the angle of fullmoon-rise is from 56oNE in January to 133o SE in the whole year. On the other hand,Lunar orbit is not still, or a moment. After the moon finishes its first appearance and lifts form sea level, it starts moving from north-east to east to southeast,the lunar will pass several important coordinate position—90o E, 112.5o ESE, 135o SE, 157.5o SSE from its raising to midnight.