The Bittertang Farm has undertaken various projectswherethe forces of nature become strong characters within the architecture. Built of biodegradable materials over the course of time the structures sprout and supportlife transforming form, shape and atmosphere according to weather and climate. Theirexistence is to decay so that otherforms and organisms may live.
These structures are more substantial than a tent and are designedto take on lives of theirown. Our collection of prototypes range programmatically from performance structures to children’s fortresses and to penthouse villages scattered over urban roofscapes.
Rooftops in urban areas are increasinglybecoming spaces for sustainable green roofs but can become more. As populations rise along with rising sea levels we anticipateseeing rooftops gaining more importance not just for spaces to cleanand cool the air but for layered rural settlements that become habitats for urbanites and wild animals.
Penthouse villages is a unit prototype for a rural retreat inincreasingly urbanized environments. The mountain chalet/village ismixed with the penthouse to producea new bucolic island retreat where a landscape is created by a dense interminglingof gabled structures which allow for clustered but isolated minimalretreats.