The Morphing of Silvertown’s Geology

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A Post-2050 future in which sees an area such as Silvertown, London, is quarantined and segregated from society for their own protection. These visuals illustrate my vision of how a mysterious substance is altering the site’s geology to form new architectural surroundings and develop the existing landforms. These include crystal formations, clay and sand deposits, among others.

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My investigstion process looked at the borehole readings of three selected sites in order to determine the topology in which this or these substances would interact. I then proceeded to take reference from existing landforms from across the globe to inform my designs and modelling.


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CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO: Scientist and researchers performing topographic measurements inside The Crystal Cave. The cave can reach to temperature near 120 degrees and over 80 percent humidity. The crystals look like icicles but are razor sharp hot. Without specialized suits and equipment, the scientist could experience severe symptoms such as loss of consciousness and elevated blood pressure. (Photo by Paolo Petrigniani / Speleoresearch & Film)

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