Converted entry by Aristotle Gaddi

The second image highlights how a once considered obsolete part of an aircraft can be manifested into resourceful architecture. The fuselages create a physical village whilst providing a sense of community and hope. This image also demonstrates the synergy between the built form and the natural environment. The aim of this concept is to ensure that housing can be built with minimal impact on the forest, allowing a community to thrive in this context.

The third image highlights the links between the built form, amenity, and sense of community. Physically, the fuselages are linked through their architecture. Terraces have been designed so that the connection to nature is strengthened. Also, the fuselages are located near the river and neighbors which improves the access to amenities in remote areas. An important concept for this project is providing a sense of hope for communities living in remote areas. By designing resourceful architecture using obsolete fuselages, having a strong connection to the natural environment, and providing amenities, heightens the sense of hope and community. This project portrays how ambitious architecture can help those around us.
It’s important that we help those around us and architecture has the ability to facilitate change as well as hope. This project converts unwanted aircraft pieces into imaginative architecture that pushes boundaries whilst strengthening the connection to nature and people.


Converted entry by Aristotle Gaddi

Apparently, when aeroplanes are put to rest, most of their parts are easily recycled. However, according to Noticias Arquitectura, the Fuselages are the only parts that are rarely reused, because “the cost of its demolition exceeds the profit of aluminium resale.” Boeing 727 and 737 are the best-selling commercial planes and therefore the most common fuselage types in these graveyards. The fuselage becomes the main subject of this project. It is insulated and furnished according to the environment and needs of the people. The internal subdivision generated by the existing floor joists is used to respond to functional needs: the upper section is used for inhabitation while the lower one houses are independent and for electrical, cabling and joints to make the Fuselages strong.

I decided to bring this project to the forest in the middle of Old Enugu-Onitsha Rd, Ngwo-Asaa, Nigeria. I want to show an Aeroplane graveyard and transform the place into something new and more livelihood. From an old, scary aeroplane graveyard to a village. The execution will need more technique of texturing, proper knowledge in creating a perfect environment. I want to show hope for this project that architecture is so important in anywhere part of the world.