The Archive Impulse & The Architecture of Time

Tessa Kennedy, M.Arch+3 ’20

SP. 20

Instructor: Amy Murphy

The project considers architecture’s ability to react to time using space. It considers this through the lens of the human impulse to archive. We archive to understand our origins, our narratives, and to denote value. In a future with increasing demands on resources and attempts to mitigate them, the archive is place for objects of shared value. By balancing binaries (e.g. public versus private spaces, physical versus digital, preservation versus growth), the project considers the ability of architecture to represent the moment and how we relate to our environment.