Current geopolitical discourse about the Israel/Palestine conflict has focused on mapping the region in a two dimensional plane. By looking at the area as a volume of conflicting spatial layers you can start to understand the tools which drive conflict. Architecture and urban design in Israel are used as a method of spatial domination, which evolve in the way that military tactics adapt to new challenges.
My thesis looks at how this could be applied to the evolution of the West Bank settlement typology. The settlement is in a constant state of rebuilding, moving across the landscape, making it temporary in nature. The purpose of this settlement is to act as an archaeological survey, looking for traces of its inhabitants past and shedding structure as it discovers new artefacts, leaving markers in the terrain. Its architecture is influenced by the lightweight structures found in contemporary archaeological sites.