Henry Glogau and Aleksander Kongshaug present an architectural project that addresses the pressing global concerns of climate change, resource scarcity, and urban population densification. The exhibit leverages environmental challenges into opportunities for resource creation, and comments on the potential scalability and replicability of mobile, prefabricated, and adaptable infrastructural interventions.

Guided by an approach of low-tech, flexible construction, and eco-consciousness, the work prioritizes local ingenuity and self-sufficiency over complex, unsustainable high-tech solutions. At the core of “Resource Autonomy” is the belief that sustainable resource production and communal collaboration must be in symbiosis.

Demonstrated through three multifunctional, lightweight bamboo pavilions, “Resource Autonomy” offers shaded spaces of learning, congregation, and experimentation that encourage visitors to engage in the resource production process, fostering a broader dialogue on water challenges, air quality, and resource origins. Pavilion 1 serves as a workshop and water storage area, providing an avenue for shared knowledge. Pavilion 2 is a solar desalination device, harnessing sunlight to produce clean water. Pavilion 3 utilizes leftover salt brine to create air purification filters.

The project embraces open-source and distributed design principles, driving a culture of configurable, modular architecture adapted to specific needs, and advocating for a climate-conscious framework.

Resource Autonomy