geotech.jpg

geotechture

 
 

GEOTECHTURE

Touch screen survey instrument for observing the brick warehouse architecture of San Francisco's Northeast Waterfront Historic District as anthrogeological rock formations.    

Fischer Bay Observatory     Exploratorium Pier 15  San Francisco CA,  2013

 

 
 
geophoto2 copy.jpg
 

Drawing on the plane table survey instruments used in the geological exploration of the American West, the interface maps quoins, pilasters, arches, entablatures, and other features of historic brick architecture as forms of human-mediated sedimentary layering in the biogenic urban geology of the neighborhood.

 
 
entab copy.png
arches-only.jpg
 
 
 

Nineteenth century brick warehouse buildings visible from the Bay Observatory geotechture observation station photomerged with the shale quarry landscape of the Remillard Greenbrae brickyard in Marin County, The Hoffman kiln complex at the Remillard yard produced bricks used in many of the prominent buildings in San Francisco and Oakland from 1891 to 1915.

 

<   |   work   |   >