Ruins – Rebuild a Memory from the Bombing of Dresden

Sunyoung Lee, Dimokas Anastasis, Jacob Anson
Instructor: Luisa Caldas, Fall 2021

This project started from manifesto to re-build a memory of the Dresden Bombing and re-shape the surrounding environment of the tragic site. From the historical narrative to contemporary socially engaged voice, it raises historical awareness and recovers what has been lost through visual and aural languages as well as spatial experiences. User experiences in this multi-sensorial virtual architecture space include a variation of Daylight Factor, a contrast of solid and void, a red-colored reflection pond representing the blood of people, a contrasting materiality with black and white color schemes, and the rumbling sound resembling bombing. We together build from the ruins as the beginning of light — rebuilding, regeneration, and rebirth of humanity.