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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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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

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: ENERGY


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


ALTA SEA, PORT OF LOS ANGELES


ALTA SEA, PORT OF LOS ANGELES


Location: Dietikon, Switzerland

Architect: Peter Vetsch AG

Year: 1993

Size: 43,056 sq.ft.

Slope: 35%

NINE HOUSES, DIETIKON

PRECEDENT


Low input applications & low cost

Self-vegetating, “volunteer”plants

Habitat creation, microtopography

Stormwaterretention, vernal pools

LOW INPUT ROOFS

EUROPEAN PRECEDENT

[LOW INPUT ROOFS]


PHEIFFER RIDGE HOUSE, BIG SUR


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES


CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES


VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER


VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER


VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER


SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER


Palomar Hospital


COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, LOS ANGELES


COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, LOS ANGELES


COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, LOS ANGELES


COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, LOS ANGELES


COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, LOS ANGELES


CROTON WATER TREATMENT PLANT


CROTON WATER TREATMENT PLANT


CROTON WATER TREATMENT PLANT


LIVING WALLS AS PUBLIC ART


LIVING WALL PRECEDENTS


DREW SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO


LIVING WALL COMPONENTS


CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT


CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT


Towards Sustainable Design


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