Dirt Collage - interpreting raw matter into a schematic diagram of a landslide prone landscape.
The earth’s dynamism is anticipated in a proposed distribution of dwellings along one of California’s countless erosion-prone slopes, Palos Verdes Peninsula —protecting threatened settlements below as a landslide mitigation mechanism. The houses tether themselves to the slopes using soil-nailing technologies, then rotate, dip and pivot in response to slope movement. As the soil slips, the house slows down the process through its distortion. A history of geophysical activity is mapped to the topography over time by the visible displacement among units within the development.