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Unarticulated Topography

Part 2 Project 2005
Melika Aljukic
University of New South Wales Sydney Australia
Unarticulated Topography speculates on the coexistence of public space with future industry through new spaces and territories of expansion. The disused White Bay Power Station is mapped using ‘rhizomatic field operations,’ Deleuzian notions of the Time-Image cinema and deterritorialising practices. A Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant is proposed through a series of public insertions and new interrelated programs that deform the water body: flood gallery, swimming spiral, salt dune playgrounds, sound bridges, recording studios, water testing laboratory and water gardens. The new facility provides environmental infrastructure and promotes public awareness of the importance of water through education, recreation and research.
Melika Aljukic


Unarticulated Topography is an inventive adaptive reuse of a long-abandoned high-profile industrial building. Careful and detailed site mapping was calibrated to theoretical premises in philosophy and cinema theory to develop sophisticated architectural interventions. An exemplary process of research was followed to test the veracity of propositions and to explore both the imaginative power and technical sustainability of the design. The configured spaces were thoroughly modelled to convey a high level of architectural quality in terms of materials, light and elemental experience. The outcome is an exemplary graduation project which extends and realises the student’s ongoing theoretical and design agendas.

2005
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