Isabella Webb

Institutions have become a default. A way to handle the less than vainglorious aspects of human nature and our ability to construct, associate and act upon interpretation and meaning. Institutions exist to define, classify and regulate the human body to trial the limits of self-sufficiency. A unique culture and social class invigorated by the architectural envelope and political subversion, presenting a foundation for a new reform archetype. The Last Resort remains liminal, an interstitial arena existing in the silence zone of the summit. A triple border point between Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, the plateau is much more than a challenge or an advisary to be overcome. The destination resort exists as a polemic attack on existing penal landscapes with the proposed architecture re-contextualizing the necessity of institutionalized design-make methodologies.