This Monument considers my graduate thesis: a pyramidal housing and industrial complex in Manaus, Brazil. It positions the project at the intersection of various disciplinary debates on architectural form, theory, and urbanism. It was published in PLAT 4.0.

Combining and coordinating all of the above concerns yields a bizarre architectural object. It is psychedelic by happenstance. It is a grid, a lattice, and a pyramid all at once, at the scale of an entire neighborhood. More broadly, there are numerous suggestions for architecture latent in This Monument. Architecture can at once partake in a rigid urban form and in playful pop iconography; it can critique its context while fashioning a better future.