The evolution of architecture is slow in comparison to technology due to the former’s outdated infrastructure. To its credit, technology is increasingly smaller and more nomadic, whereas architecture is bound to rigid aggregates of pipes in many cases dating back to the Industrial Revolution. Inefficiency and decay of this aging framework is contaminating life on this planet. If architecture is to catch up with technology it must first detach and self-sustain.
Transit Antenna vehicles are examples of nomadic habitats that allow for territorial dislocation. They collect wind and solar energy, store rainwater, and process waste to produce food and fuel. My proposal is to envision a hypothetical extension of this model as a city with flexible infrastructures informed by investigations into individual components and sustainable systems currently employed by Transit Antenna crews. Preliminary studies and final designs will be realized through a series of architectural printmaking processes and exhibited.
Cross-pollinating art, architecture, and urban development for multi-scale, multi-layered analysis, Olivia pursues practical implementation. Columbia University, Zap Magazine, and The Economist have published her work on alternative systems for social interaction, education, food production, waste management, housing, and transportation.
Currently holds professorship at Florida International University for a 4th year architecture studio with a focus on the financial feasibility of sustainability. Olivia is also a partner and CCO of a platform for real estate education, holds two master degrees in architecture and real estate development, and a bachelors in design. Professional experiences include construction and documentation, urban planning, and landscape design.