Trafficking With ExpectationsFrom Nigeria To Europe’s Dystopia- in -The crucial lentic watersA vulnerable indicator of change Student VisitorsThe Seekers for Knowledge and Unique Experiences- in -Isolated Lotic WatersThe Thames, a Resurrected Habitat The Birth of a Hippie RevivalReinterpretting Odysseys- in -Vibrant Forest FloorNever-ending Cycles Of Life Diplomats Who Build Micro-NationsA Home Away from Home- in -Secret Ancient WoodlandRotten Treasure The Independent Digital NomadConstantly Recharging- in -Chimerical Natural Meadow Smooth unsteady lowness Grey & Unobstrusive SnowbirdsWintering the Golden Years in a Sunshine State- in -Sectional WoodlandInterchanging Linkage Transit Visa Commuter48 hours count-down- in -Mutant Wildflower MeadowIntrusive and urban infill replica Vacillating Sports FansPotential of the transit (attractive)- in -The Proactive GrasslandsGreen atficial refuges and playgrounds Working HolidaymakerWander and Work in Transition- in -[Pseudo] Street WoodlandAero Rejuvenation Scheme The Foreign ConsumerRising population of Chinese Travellers- in -Hedge HighwayInhabited Green Arteries - Dividing, Weaving and Hiding Foreign Film Production CrewsBehind the Scenes!- in -The Amphibiotic WetlandsAn Intense Co-Existance, A Necessary Evil Festival CrawlersMusic Induced Worldwide Generation- in -Panoptic Chalk DownlandsProtective, Productive Downlands Urban CommutersWork, Eat, Sleep - Repeat- in -Domesticated and Productive HabitatsCreating a Buzz in London’s Skyline ABOUT TEAM BRIEF HYPER-DIORAMA Web Designers:Cristóbal Baños HernándezDiego Iglesias GómezThanks to:Ignacio González GalánCaroline Ware / Natural History Museum & Wildlife GardenFlorin Fenery / Natural History Museum & Center for UK BiodiversityAA Summer School:Natasha Sandmeieer / DirectorMiruna Mazilu / Coordinator Unit Tutors:Arantza Ozaeta CortazarAlvaro Martin FidalgoUnit Students:Carlos Diaz del RioCharles Howie SenjayaCarolina Carvalho BaptistaCristina Asla Ortiz De LatierroJoonmo AiMaria Cabanelas CasteloMalene VintherMu Ze LiMisato EharaOjas KumarSteven Joshua GunawanSu LiVanya Jain This AA Summer School Unit proposes a brave appropriation of London Green Continuum [1] as a potential habitat for contemporary and connective migrant citizens [2] SUBLIME OASIS IN-TRANSIT ESCENARIO I. SUBLIME OASIS A site that exists only with reference to timeThe city of London can be considered as the world’s largest urban forest with 8 millions of trees. More than 13.000 species -including humans-, inhabit 3.000 parks, 30.000 allotments, 3 million of gardens and 2 National Nature Reserves. Green space in Central London covers 47% of its area. A wide variety of wildlife inhabits London because it contains a great mixture of different ecological conditions. Tall buildings, abundant food sources and a lack of predators make London a natural habitat for many birds and animals .It is heartbreaking, if not obscene to have to imagine here, a city (Rem Koolhaas, SMLXL, 1995)'Nature' is simply another 18th and 19th century fiction (Robert Smithson, 1968)London is known as a green city. Its urban fabric includes a powerful network of green spaces that coexists togeth-er with the built landscape. Parks, woodlands, wetlands, gardens, groves, brownfield sites, and other semi-natural habitats and areas reclaimed by nature. We will act in these -apparently untouchable and overprotected- urban environments. We are interested in the double condition -manufactured and natural- of these environments with its own cycles of generation and decay. We will focus on the ecological interest of these urban sites, specially those areas of interaction among -human and no human- ecosystems (ecotones) where intensity of components is maximum. ESCENARIO II. OASIS IN-TRANSIT A population that exists only with reference to timeSurfers stays in the same (summer) place by moving in sequence with climatic progression, in order to stay in the same temperature year round (an endless summer). Offshore havens facilitate a new form of cartographical exper-tise to locate funds in legal subsidiaries by an ingenious planning of migration routes for funds. Retirees, workers tied to seasonal tourism or people suffering from seasonal affective disorder avoid cold temperatures of northern winter and invade Mediterranean Area. Avoiding citizenship, Perpetual Travellers pass through different countries fast enough that they don’t become legal resident status so no have legal obligations.Even the most striated city gives rise to smooth spaces: to live in the city as a nomad, or as a cave dweller (G. Deleuze & F. Guattari, 1987)A new social creature emerges from this global and increasily mobile world. London is constantly reshaped by new waves and changing tides of human migrants. The city is a valuable pit-stop for this rolling citizens that re-shape culture because of its mobility.With the scale, the accessibility and the immediacy of contemporary global displacements, we have developed a more “liquid” relationship with places and people. We live in constant flux and we inhabit a global flow. Our identity is not defined through an own place or an own stuff, but we live on the go and we have fewer belongings and more sharing. Our relationship to time, to place and to other people is different. Environment provides us with what we need, and no matter where we are we can create our own “emotional space” without any place restriction. They have been called nomads, migrants, travellers, neo-Bedouins, Snowbirds, Digital nomads, Urban Campers, Expatri-ates, Third Culture Kids, Perpetual Travellers, etc. but this concept needs to be update in terms of current (hyper)-connectivity. SUBLIME OASIS IN-TRANSIT IN-TRANSIT SUBLIMEOASIS SUBLIMEOASISINTRANSIT.COM is an interactive documentary: an interface that provides an in-depth tour through the work produced by Unit 2 during the Summer School 2016 at the Architectural Association, London. This is an Academic collective construction -“Sublime Oasis In-transit”-, in the way of a complex system of individual events that are infrastructurally assem-bled, pursuing that hypermedia transgresses the logical boundaries of physical space/time/frame. This Hyper-Diorama is a visual masterpiece between the fictional and the distilled real fragments of our cabinets; an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide . Horizon and scale are multiple, manipulating frame and disrupting linear sequence.By including texts, images and even videos, this Hyper-Media tool* establishes a systematical and interconnective articulation of those projective and architec-tural moments developed during the course, together with an encyclopaedic collection of (extraordinary) data that attempt to tell stories about the wonders and oddities of the (selected) world. This is both an operative and accumulative tool, an ideological as well as technical construction. * This Hyper-Media Tool is part of the research developed by Diego Iglesias & Cristóbal Baños named “HyperTokyo” as a Final Thesis Project at Polytechnical University of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM).

Model 1.5 meters x 0.6/1.2 meters.
The model has an anamoprhic distortion in order to correct the perspective
for a camera settled 1.8 meters far and 1.65 meters high with a 12 degrees inclination.

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