At this point, we’re all familiar with Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across the US-Mexican border if he’s elected. While a number of experts have weighed in over the course of the election on why this plan will never work, sometimes these explanations are a little hard to envision. That’s where Mexican design firm Estudio 3.14 comes in – they’ve created a series of renderings showing the obstacles and shifting landscapes that would make it impossible to build.
“Based on Trump’s statements, the economic, ecological and financial aspects have been called into question,” Estudio 3.14 explained in an article by Designboom. “However, he continues with his verbal plan. As architects and designers, we have the capacity to imagine and interpret what trump is saying, and we are convinced that if we can make people see it, they can assess his words and the perversity in his proposal.”
In the images, the wall is rendered in hot pink – a reference to Mexican architect Luis Barragán, and a tongue-in-cheek jab at Trump’s insistence that the wall will be “beautiful.” The wall crosses through bodies of water, mountains, and buildings, showing just how insane such a structure would really be.
Much of the border runs through public lands held by national parks, so the wall as depicted could have a devastating impact on the environment. The seasonal ebb and flow of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers would also be a challenge to plan around. The studio hopes that by making these logistical barriers more obvious, more people will begin to truly understand the issues with Trump’s campaign promise.
Via Design Indaba