There is virtue in giving new life to forgotten objects.
The High Line was a derelict subway line in New York that has been turned into a public park, taking a relic of the past and turning it into a place for the future. Exploring this idea further, COMPILE! doesn’t merely utilise the large-scale infrastructure of industrial urbanism, but extends the idea to the small remnants that are usually considered as nothing more than waste. Railroad ties, old pallets, broken furniture and leftover planks from building sites and the back of hardware stores; what use can there be for these things?
Using the paraphernalia of modern society, COMPILE! creates system based on randomness. The most basic of construction methods, to pile things on top of each other, leads to complex results and a flexible structure. The semi transparency of the intersecting walls and the way they almost seem to defy gravity has a sacral effect. The structure is given stability by using tension straps to make sure each wall acts as one component, and each wall is interconnected to make the whole construction act as one solid object. The large spaces inside are erratic and playful and invite to interaction and exploration. It offers spaces that are well suited for everything from exhibitions to public events.
Competition Entry, Short Listed