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Once more popular than Yosemite Park, Salton sea today is today in danger of extiction. The lake is gradually drying out, and the dust in that area rising up. The research was to explore the ways in which architecture can respond the situation. Providing solutions, creating awareness about the issue, or creating a habitable structure inert to the atmosphere outside, were some of the possible proposals we were discussing. Eventually we decided to create a structure which is a research lab, and its built form interacts with the wind direction such that dust gets accumalated around it. Therefore, today just a building; tomorrow, it becomes a landmark and a measure of dust in the air. Also, an attraction for people, thus increasing awareness about the area.


Research center


Salton Sea Lake


Sept 2020




Gillian Shaffer

Chinmayi Suri

Florian Lepinard

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