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Concrete Atla(nti)s

ARCH 610 Fall 2019

Students: Hannah Christy and Craig Findlay

Awards: Architizer One Drawing Challenge 2020 Student Winner

Representing our capacity to maintain archaic infrastructure in an overwhelming environment overflowing with waste, occupied by a population complacent to unrest, this project is as complex as the topics it alludes to. It is set in one of the 72 decommissioned Atlas-F missile silos scattered across the United States. This project critiques the haphazard mismanagement of reusable commodities of varying scales ranging from abandoned infrastructure to recyclable materials.

Through the convention of a section, this drawing shows the activities in the depth of the repurposed missile silo. Figures sourced from The Age of Enlightenment depict radicals productively recycling materials into a built environment erected towards the sky. Facilitated by the Cold War era framework, the occupants build upon their neighbor’s successes allowing an innate desire for vertical growth to materialize.