Beta Nature

Do Kyung Hwang, B.Arch ’20

SP. 20

Instructor: Hadrian Predock

Beta Nature is a practice that serves to act as a architectural mediator between people and the natural environment. It is our task to imagine and propose new forms of architecture to adapt to these climatic transformations and cultural changes that are quickly unfolding in the current post-anthropocene era. It is an urgent matter to re-engage the relationship through the investigation of post digital technology in order to both deliberately acknowledge and accept the future of earth’s atmosphere and environment and to further maintain the consumption of nature through enmeshed virtual and material forms for the coexistence of nature and architecture with higher ideals and values. It stresses the importance of exploration of complex interaction between the real and the virtual in which the natural elements are inhabited and enhanced technologically through the adaptations and modulations of experiential scenes, surfaces, and spaces.