Arc-et-Senans France | 2006

This documentary is focused on the translation of industrial process directly into urban form. Ledoux's Saline Royale de Chaux was designed as a city for the production of salt, where every step of the industrial process from fuel sourcing, production facilities, to the worker housing, religious, and recreational facilities were organized in a single utopian master plan, a panoptic organization centered on the salt manager's office.

The examination of historic industries that were fully integrated into an urban form is translated into a reconsideration of how contemporary, decentralized industrial facilities can be designed in relation to their local urban contexts.

Sponsored by: 
Harvard University Druker Research Fellowship