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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?


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

in·te·grate

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


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

CARMEL RIVER REROUTE

PLANT PROPAGATION


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

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


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: NATURAL ANALOGUES



Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

LIVING SYSTEMS DESIGN: WATER

Rain garden.

Constructed wetland.

  • COASTAL WETLAND

  • CONSTRUCTED WETLAND

Bioretention planters.


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

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]























Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

CURRENT PROJECTS

SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT


Designing living systems for water conservation and reuse

CURRENT PROJECTS

FRIEDMAN’S HOME IMPROVEMENT