Scarcity of Resources

Gloria Zhou

We’re left with a desolate landscape to remind us of generations that habited the cities before us. Societies’ habit of behaving in ways that it can afford to had rendered a reality of ecological collapse and depleting resources. It is only through the most adverse and challenging of circumstances do we witness the emergence of new technologies. Priorities shift from pleasure to necessity as children scavenge the area for valuables. The success of this reality hinges upon ideas of renewable energy, automation, and political reform. Civilization’s final efforts of conservation take form in Fuller’s geodesic domes, while also aligning itself with the architecture’s concepts of flexibility to suit social and technological change. Perhaps, it is only through the incentive of survival may we find ourselves living in a society that uncovers a deeper connection with nature.





Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.