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DESIGNING LIVING SYSTEMS for water conservation and reuse. HOW DO WE RECONNECT OUR CITIES WITH NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS?. in·te·grate To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify. CARMEL RIVER REROUTE. PLANT PROPAGATION. OVERARCHING DESIGN GOALS.

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in·te·grate

To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify

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CARMEL RIVER REROUTE

PLANT PROPAGATION

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OVERARCHING DESIGN GOALS

ENHANCE FUNCTIONALITY OF ARCHITECTURE AND INCREASE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SITE.

CALL ATTENTION TO NATURAL PROCESSES AND SEASONAL CHANGES.

CREATE ANIMAL/INSECT HABITAT AND INCREASE URBAN BIODIVERSITY.

MINIMIZE RUNOFF AND TREAT STORMWATER ON-SITE

REDUCE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT

CREATE STRIKING VISUAL AMENITIES.

ENERGY CONSERVATION

ENCOURAGE BIODIVERSITY

WATER CONSERVATION

CONNECTIVITY

WASTE MANAGEMENT

HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL BEING

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LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: WATER

Rain garden.

Constructed wetland.

  • COASTAL WETLAND
  • CONSTRUCTED WETLAND

Bioretention planters.

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LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: WATER

  • Natural Systems
  • -Examples
  • Creeks
  • Pools
  • Seeps
  • Springs
  • Estuaries
  • Wetlands
  • Natural Analogues
  • -Attributes Applied
  • Topography
  • Morphology
  • Permeability
  • Plant Structure & Form
  • Capacity
  • Scale
  • Constructed Systems
  • -Applications
  • Bioswales
  • Raingardens
  • Constructed Vernal Pools
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Living Pools
precedent
Location: Dietikon, Switzerland

Architect: Peter Vetsch AG

Year: 1993

Size: 43,056 sq.ft.

Slope: 35%

NINE HOUSES, DIETIKON

PRECEDENT
european precedent
Low input applications & low cost

Self-vegetating, “volunteer”plants

Habitat creation, microtopography

Stormwaterretention, vernal pools

LOW INPUT ROOFS

EUROPEAN PRECEDENT

[LOW INPUT ROOFS]

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CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES

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CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES

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CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT

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CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT

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