DETROIT RUINS RETREAT
“The Digital” is no longer simply a tool for the production of architecture, but the context in which architecture is conceived. This shift calls for a fundamental rethinking of some of our most commonly used tools and techniques. The project, taking Detroit as an experimental ground accustomed to digital mediation, collapses distinctions between physical and digital, and turns visualization tools into generative approach of design. The project, developing as a digital boutique hotel and gallery, evolves through superimposing images to objects and spaces within a scanned virtual isolated context. Manipulated images as texture maps on various entities scatter at the virtual environment and speculate multiple spatial experiences. A virtual reality experience of the digital design in Detroit and a portfolio of images and videos are compiled to showcase the post-digital journey and research.