Trans:Formation 2013-14

With a few days’ intense rainfall, Oxford’s rivers transform from docile, predictable accessories to punting and a good picnic, into an expansive and invasive liquid landscape of steel grey, reflecting the heavy sky overhead.  While each summer the Arctic transforms from a continent of ice into an increasingly loose archipelago of floating islands, before reforming anew with the onset of winter.

Two conditions, two transitional landscapes, and within this constant seasonal flux, people live, work, thrive and survive in tune with the changing conditions and resources; and yet the full architectural possibilities and implications are an uncharted territory…

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