Houston needs a mountain: Towards a new monumentality
Oliveros, Lysle L.
El-Dahdah, Fares; Morrow, Michael
Master of Architecture
Garbage is a global problem. In Texas, soft regulations and landfill closures have made way for the dawn of the mega landfill. The reduction of landfill locations multiplied by extreme suburban sprawl, has forced the landfills to take on a vertical mountainous form to accommodate consumption and land boundaries. Such a metamorphosis has spawned coalitions to fight against the visual and sensory upheavals growing in their own communities; ironically it is only due to their own making. This thesis looks at three new paradigms of garbage organization and disposal that produce alternatives and finds positivity in the inevitable we already face.