By Nannette Jackowski

Ambiguous Spaces, the latest installment within the Pamphlet structure sequence and a go back to Pamphlet's personal innovative roots, beneficial properties the architectural fictions "The Pregnant Island" and "Nuclear Breeding." those initiatives strengthen replacement city options that tackle the demanding situations awarded via the categorical events and social dynamicsdescribed in arguable destinations similar to the Brazilian Tucurui Dam, the 3 Gorges Dam in China, and previous English nuclear attempt websites. utilizing narrative thoughts, fictional courses, ambiguous areas, and development units, AmbiguousSpaces explores humans, groups, or even complete towns oppressed by means of an absence of freedom.

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To investigate additional formal and expressive configurations, we submitted the modified Master-Slave machine to a simulated nuclear-blast effect. All blast effects create positive- and negative-pressures phases, with highvelocity wind traveling first outward and then immediately reversing back toward the zero point. The results were clumsy, finicky structures. Placed on the top of the craters, they can be used first as mobile irrigation arms and second as customized plug-in kits, as inhabitants transform the arms themselves into short-stay dwelling capsules.

Nonetheless, they compose a scene of memory and production, nostalgia and invention, which bind remembrance of the past to the necessity of progress. 35 01 Rainwater collection Vegetation-field diagram 02 Storage 03 Distribution Bomb handling. From Munce, The Architect in the Nuclear Age. The Blue Danube, the first British atomic bomb Landing device is used for crater 04. The lighthouse is used as a vertical orientation point. The bomb simulation diverts the path of the nearby river. 3 A kinetic structure based on the Master-Slave device can be manipulated and used for irrigation-system control.

Although the event was canceled due to sponsorship troubles, our awareness of dams’ impact— and the broader relationship between infrastructures and cities worldwide—sparked the current project. After book and report research; overseas site visits; talks with involved parties—government institutions, developers, engineers, environmentalists, local communities, and international/local anti/pro dam organizations; hours of telephone conversations; and encountering impenetrable bureaucracy, we constructed a broad overview to begin the project.

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