The Defiant Museum arose as a reaction to the rapid increases in rent and high-end residential and mixed-use development in this part of South Boston, which prompted me to design mainly downward from existing grades. During an early visit we witnessed a building demolition on our site, which raised the question: what else has been removed from here? The answer speaks of the built environment’s temporary nature, manifested here by marking the footprints of disappeared buildings. The overlay of past and present structures into a seemingly illogical though (selectively) honest montage creates a series of spaces that embodies the chaotic order that is the human defense mechanism against the cosmos’ forces.  Fall 2015
       
     
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 The Defiant Museum arose as a reaction to the rapid increases in rent and high-end residential and mixed-use development in this part of South Boston, which prompted me to design mainly downward from existing grades. During an early visit we witnessed a building demolition on our site, which raised the question: what else has been removed from here? The answer speaks of the built environment’s temporary nature, manifested here by marking the footprints of disappeared buildings. The overlay of past and present structures into a seemingly illogical though (selectively) honest montage creates a series of spaces that embodies the chaotic order that is the human defense mechanism against the cosmos’ forces.  Fall 2015
       
     

The Defiant Museum arose as a reaction to the rapid increases in rent and high-end residential and mixed-use development in this part of South Boston, which prompted me to design mainly downward from existing grades. During an early visit we witnessed a building demolition on our site, which raised the question: what else has been removed from here? The answer speaks of the built environment’s temporary nature, manifested here by marking the footprints of disappeared buildings. The overlay of past and present structures into a seemingly illogical though (selectively) honest montage creates a series of spaces that embodies the chaotic order that is the human defense mechanism against the cosmos’ forces.

Fall 2015

IMG_1603.JPG
       
     
construction.jpg
       
     
material comparison.jpg
       
     
low diagram copy.jpg
       
     
immediately.jpg
       
     
five years.jpg
       
     
LDAR 2204_Jil Sanchez_Phase A_site model in context.jpg
       
     
phase a sec.jpg