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Houston: in harmony with flooding. Current water conditions:. Brief explanation of the current flooding conditions. City wide map of Houston. Current water conditions:. Brief explanation of current flooding strategies. History.

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Houston: in harmony with flooding


Current water conditions:

Brief explanation of the current flooding conditions


City wide map of Houston


Current water conditions:

Brief explanation of current flooding strategies


History

Brief description of the development of Houston’s flood control over time.


History

Some major recent instances of flooding in Houston.


My plan

A brief narrative describing my intent to change Houston’s view of how it reacts to water.


My plan

Narrative describing the overall drainage plan, emphasizing the idea that the water will be drained quickly away from most areas that shouldn’t flood towards areas designed to contain the water.


Large scale Map of a Houston area illustrating the macro level drainage plan from flat areas to the bayou


Macro sketches

Basic diagrams to Illustrate the concept of using terraces to hold water for periods of time


Macro sketches

Basic diagrams to Illustrate the concept of using buildings to affect water flow


Macro sketches

Basic diagrams illustrating the multiple ways the bayou transition can flood.


Macro sketches

Basic diagrams to Illustrate the concept of bringing water into a space, storing it, and re-using it.


Micro sketches

Sketches of various details of the plans incorporated in one page.


Micro sketches

Narrative describing attempt to place these ideas on different conditions along the bayous


My plan area 1

Describe this particular bayou condition


Area 1 arial photograph


Area 1 topo map and section


Area 1 design solution: line drawings


Area 1 design solution: renderings


My plan area 2

Describe this particular bayou condition


Area 2 arial photograph


Area 2topo map and section


Area 2 design solution: line drawings


Area 2 design solution: renderings


My plan area 3

Describe this particular bayou condition


Area 3 arial photograph


Area 3 topo map and section


Area 3 design solution: line drawings


Area 3 design solution: renderings


Bibliography


Projected schedule

Week 1

Tuesday

first attempt at basic diagrams

locate topo maps

overal drainage plan diagram

Friday

finalize basic diagrams

finalize overall drainage plan diagram

draw sections from topo map

Week 2

Tuesday

first attempt at site specific diagrams site 1

first attempt at site specific diagram site 2

first attempt at site specific diagram site 3

Friday

continue working on these diagrams (add more detail to all three)

finish any details needed

Week 3

Tuesday

basic models for each site, no materials or lighting

Friday

add lighting and materials

begin booklet


Projected schedule

Week 4

Tuesday

finalize renderings

consolidate and add narrative to presentation from previous presentations

continue booklet

Friday

add any last minute info to presentation

format presentation graphically

continue booklet

basic layout of poster

Week 5 (take part or all of this week off)

Tuesday

finalize poster layout

continue booklet

finish graphic layout of powerpoint

Friday

finish booklet

finish powerpoint

finish poster design


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