Infrastructural Ecologies: Converting the Abandoned Fisher Flourmill on Seattle's Harbor Island into an Aquaponic Food Production and Education Facility.
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This thesis explores ways in which highly specialized, yet technologically obsolete, buildings may be reprogrammed with contemporary uses by finding overlap between two-differing process' with coincident material flows and building forms. As the case-in-point, I propose converting the abandoned Fisher Flourmill, on Seattle's Harbor Island, into an aquaponic food-production and education facility with three primary goals: 1. To retain Seattle's industrial heritage by re-using and recontextualizing its existing infrastructure. 2. To produce food locally, thereby reducing the disconnect between food-producer and consumer. 3. To reframe the interaction between the general public and the means-of production that sustain us, since traditionally industrial processes have been removed from public view.
- Architecture