Forward Slash: An Architectural Rescuing and Mitigation of New Zealand’s Slash-Damaged Landscapes
Forestry slash, the subsequent woody debris of deforestation is an ongoing consequence of our industrialised landscape. Following recent cyclones Gabrielle and Hale, slash is showcased as an aggravating secondary impact of our inevitably declining climate. With an urgent need for change, the issue is currently being tackled through environmental, political, ecological, and technological methods.
This thesis contributes to the conversation through an architectural lens. Adopting speculative design thinking emerges a mobile, modular factory unit which roams slash-damaged landscapes, cleaning up and processing the waste material into valuable primary products.