Architectural Design Archive
Postfactum
‘Postfactum’ can be understood as a legacy and strategy for the creation of a cultural and landscaping infrastructure in the North Caucasus region. It consists in the design of a temporary residence and work stations for the digitalization of Kala Koreysh ruins and historical objects by Factum Foundation. The design was approached by three different lines of research developed by the three members of the team: territorial (pilgrims path as infrastructure), heritage (showcasing the ruins division line) and environmental (digital reinterpretation of the landscape). Along with the established work rules, the negotiation basis for the model development were set up. The 3D model constitutes the working method, recording the whole genealogy of models as a result of the developing research from the early stages of negotiation to the final project. The intervention masterplan is divided in phases defined by the program requirements and considers the transition from the technical works to the cultural legacy facilities. The building consists of a series of constructive elements: a structural frame system that respond to the programmatic section shape (divided into domestic, technical and educational program), using modular pieces defined in the catalog and covered by a textile membrane. These programmatic modules lay on platforms arranged at different levels along the terrain slope. The façade is made of metallic slats that reproduce the elevation of the surrounding landscape. The introduction of new parameters in architecture opens a wide world of experiences for the users by using the height map technology in 3d modeling software.