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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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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

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


LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: NATURAL ANALOGUES



LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: WATER

Rain garden.

Constructed wetland.

  • COASTAL WETLAND

  • CONSTRUCTED WETLAND

Bioretention planters.


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]























CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT


CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT



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