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Art of Preservation

Residents of Vancouver’s waterfront were watching the worrying rate of the ocean’s destructive capacity on the shoreline along which they lived. Architect Paul Sangha proposed a solution that capitalizes on the sustainability inherent in the environment itself, by adopting natural materials and mimicking their forms to bolster the physical integrity of the land. Sangha took the example of nature itself to create a beautiful solution. Made from corten steel, the abstract shapes of these pieces are designed to dissipate the force of the waves that strike the bank, and also create recesses where plants can grow and further help fortify the land against erosion. Contemporist takes a broader look at the scope of this project.

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