For decades, as a nation we have found comfort in the abundance of our natural water supply, but our good fortune is running dry. We have no option but to adapt by preserving what remains and finding new alternatives to meet the ever-increasing demand. To redefine beauty that is not dependent upon water.
The Outcrop served as a case study and inspiration for R+B’s “Redefining Beauty” installation.
By bringing this issue to a global audience, we ask ourselves not only, “What can we do?” but also, “How can we continue to find and redefine beauty in a world suffering from relentless global warming and overuse, and in doing so protect the life-blood of the American West and beyond?” We welcome our opportunity to open new dialogues and present concepts and propositions at the 2023 Architecture Biennial in Venice, which, situated within a saltwater lagoon stretching along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers, is also dependent upon those waters for survival.