According to Moore’s Law, processing speeds and overall processing power of digital technology will double every two years. Containing data and equipment that is constantly both shrinking in size and expanding in storage capacity can quickly lead to architectural obsolescence. Rhizome’s archive in Long Island City addresses the evolution of technology by creating storage that is able to reconstruct into a public park over time. The remaining structure evokes the memory of technology as it once stood as well as the progression of cutting edge advancements. As the archive shrinks, the scaffolding becomes planting beds for a public park. Remaining constant, however, is the concrete mass that contains labs and offices for the archivist.
PennDesign with Eric Hull | Critic: Erick Carcamo