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LDA 160

LIVING LABORATORY

University of California, Davis Course: Construction Materials & Detail Design Instructors: Haven Kiers and Keith Wilson

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LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


LDA 160

LIVING LABORATORY

University of California, Davis Course: Construction Materials & Detail Design Instructors: Haven Kiers and Keith Wilson

Compiled, edited, and designed by: Danica Liongson

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LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This is a process book documenting the LDA 160 class’s redesign of a plot in the Hunt Hall Courtyard during the 2013 Fall Quarter. -->

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LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


THE SITE: BEFORE

The Hunt Hall Courtyard is used as a creative space to showcase the work of Landscape Architecture students. The LDA 160 Living Laboratory occupies a narrow plot on the south side of the common space. --->

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PAST PROJECTS An interactive seating sculpture once occupied the site

LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


PAST PROJECTS Another past project in the same location

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INITIAL SITE The site at the beginning of the quarter

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BREAKING GROUND The class takes pickaxes to the lot and levels the site in preparation

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LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


DESIGN PROCESS: PART 1

After a site analysis, the class discussed what features everyone wanted to design and construct in the plot. Taking into consideration circulation, materials, and feasibility, the class brainstormed initial ideas for the Living Laboratory. --->

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PRELIMINARY SKETCHES Sketch by: Greg W. / Nate O.

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PRELIMINARY SKETCHES Above: Sketch by Julia D. Below: Sketch by Kristina H.

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PRELIMINARY SKETCHES Above: Sketches by Ben H. / Danny F. Below: Sketches by Bernice Joy G. / Vanvisa M.

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PRELIMINARY SKETCHES Above: Sketches by Kristina H. / Leslie L. Below: Sketches by Grant H. / Leslie L.

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IN CLASS Above: Sketch by Greg W. Below: Arturo F. hand drafts a plan

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IN CLASS Above: A whiteboard record of a class discussion Below: The Living Wall Team asks Haven for advice

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LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY


DESIGN PROCESS: PART 2

The class divided into six groups that were each responsible for a different aspect of the project. Preliminary sketches were polished into definitive designs. Each team then presented their proposals along with construction details rendered in AutoCAD. --->

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LIVING LABORATORY PLAN Not to scale

NORTH

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DESCRIPTION The final features chosen for the site were permeable pads, a seat wall, planting and irrigation, a trellis, a living wall, a water feature, lighting, and signage. The class collaborated on a final layout plan for the site, as shown below.

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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PERMEABLE PADS Designed & Built By: Grant Huang / Nathan Ma / Nate Oakley Salli Sticlaru / Sean Vang / Deisy Velasquez / Greg Webber / David Xue

PLAN VIEW

L

P

O

3

4

5

concrete cap. See detail A/L2. Also see detail L3. d stucco finish with flagstone cap. See detail B/L2 & C/L2. Also see detail L3. ging. See detail A/L4. . See detail B/L4. dging. See detail C/L4.

(3) Permeable Pad 1. Redwood edging with crushed granite layer (4) Permeable Pad 2. Composite edging with crushed granite layer 0' 1' 4' (5) Permeable Pad 3. Aluminum edging with permeable paver layer

LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT


DESCRIPTION These three paving elements demonstrate the use of three different edging materials combined with three different pavement surfaces. The large area includes a metal edge with precast pavers set in an aggregate bed. The other two pads use redwood & composite edging respectively, with stone fill.

PRODUCED BY AN A

SECTION VIEW

Pea Gravel Fill

2x4 redwood board

Red

1x1x12 stake

1) 2 2) S min with 3) P 4) C

Compacted Subgrade

A L4

Redwood edging + Crushed Granite Detail N.T.S.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Co

B L4

1) 2 2) 3) min 4) 5) 6d

Composite edging + Pea Gravel Detail N.T.S.

Alu

C L4

1) P No 2) rec 3) rec 4) 5) 3 in p .

Aluminum edging + Permeable pavers Detail N.T.S.

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SEAT WALL Designed & Built By: Grant Huang / Nathan Ma / Nate Oakley Salli Sticlaru / Sean Vang / Deisy Velasquez / Greg Webber / David Xue

SECTION ELEVATION VIEW

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATION

Ledgestone & Concrete Cap Section:

PLAN VIEW

1. Pre-formed concrete caps, 2" deep x 14" wide Ledgestone & Co length into 3 equal segments. Overlap 2" typ. C 2. Apply 1 4" mortar scratch coat to CMU block fa 1. Pre-formed co mortar top 3. Apply 12" layer of veneer stone length intoon 3 equ 4. Apply 12" of veneer stone mortar to back of le 2. Apply 1 4" morta wall and keep mortar moist to secure a 1firm bon 3. gaps Applybetween 2" layer 5. Apply grout mix as need to fill 4. Apply 12" of ve wall and keep mo 5. Apply grout mi Wood & Wood Cap Section:

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

1) Cap piece centered on wall, and attached wit Wood & Wood C [J-Bolts] set at regular intervals. Pre drill and co installation. 1) Cap piece cen 2) Runners: reclaimed 1”x 3” T&G siding mount [J-Bolts] set at re [rogue HD anchors ideal] and liquid nails adhes installation. 3) Trim piece 2"x2" redwood rail mounted direct 2) Runners: recla 4) Dark gray or black concrete stain behind runn [rogue HD ancho 3) Trim piece 2"x Stucco and Flagstone Cap Section: 4) Dark gray or b

1) Hand worked flagstone cap, set in 12” mortar Stucco and Flags 2) 3/8” mortar scratch coat. 3) Sponge finish stucco stained to match wall b 1) Hand worked f 2) 3/8” mortar scr Lights (for all sections) 3) Sponge finish

1) Fancy downlights mounted under cap piece b Lights (for all sec 2) Run wire in knock out grooves prior to cap in

1) Fancy downlig 2) Run wire in kn

Seat Wall Front Elevation & Plan View N.T.S.

Seat Wall Front Elevation & Plan View N.T.S.

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DESCRIPTION The demonstration seat wall is split into three distinct segments to display different possibilities with site seating elements. The southeast section of the wall is a preformed concrete cap atop a ledgestone veneer. The southwest section is split in two sections: a reclaimed wood cap atop a wood veneer and a flagstone cap atop a stucco finish.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

SECTION VIEW 1121"

Pre-formed concrete cap

321"

1

2"

layer of veneer stone mortar

Ledge Stone, various sizes.

1'-821"

1 2"

8"x8"x16" CMU Block 6" Deep x 8 " Wide formed concrete base

Back of Wall

A L2

Front of Wall

Seat Wall Section 1 - Ledgestone Veneer w/ Concrete Cap

Wood section Seat Cap

321"

Mortar Vertical Stake

stucco base coat.

8"

1 2"

521"

Wooden Plank 8"x8"x16" CMU Block

1 2"

1'-821"

1 2"

stucco final coat.

Back of Wall

Front of Wall 6" deep by 8" wide concrete base.

B L2

Seat Wall Section 2 - Redwood Veneer w/ Redwood Cap

Lights 1) Fancy downlights mounted under cap 2) Run wire in knock out grooves prior to

N.T.S.

Stucco section 1121" Flagstone Cap

1 2"

Mortar 321"

8"

3

8"

stucco base coat.

1

8"

stucco finish coat. Smooth finish with trowel.

1'-821"

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1) Cap piece centered on wall, and attac [J-Bolts] set at regular intervals. Pre drill 2) Runners: reclaimed 1”x 3” T&G siding [rogue HD anchors ideal] and liquid nails 3) Trim piece: 2"x2" redwood rail mounte 4) Dark gray or black concrete stain beh 5) CMU block structure, installed on 8" c 6) #3 Rebar placed every 16" O.C.

8"x8"x16" CMU Block

Back of Wall

Front of Wall

1) Hand worked flagstone cap, set in 12” 2) 3/8” mortar scratch coat. 3) Sponge finish stucco stained to match 5) CMU block structure, installed on 8" c 6) #3 rebar placed every 16" O.C.

Lights 1) Fancy downlights mounted under cap 2) Run wire in knock out grooves prior to

6" deep by 8" wide concrete base.

C L2

Seat Wall Section 2 - Stucco Finish w/ Flagstone Cap N.T.S.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

8"

Lights 1) Fancy downlights mounted under cap 2) Run wire in knock out grooves prior to

N.T.S.

1121"

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Ledgestone Veneer & Concrete Cap 1) Preformed concrete caps, 2” thick x 1 length into 3 equal segments. Overlap 2 2) ¼” grout scratch coat. 3) Ledgestone veneer. 4) CMU block wall installed on 8” founda 5) #3 Rebar placed every 16" O.C.

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PLANTING & IRRIGATION Designed & Built By: Magdalena Aravena / Julia Dahlgren

PRODUCED BY

Christy Hanlon / Kristina Hindes / Claire LeBlond / Kristin Taylor

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NOTES: 1. LOOSEN AND/OR CUT ANY ROOTS ENCIRCLING ROOTBALL PRIOR TO PLANTING. 2. REMOVE DEBRIS IN-BETWEEN PAVERS AND BACKFILL WITH FRESH SOIL.

C

GROUNDCOVER PLANTING BETWEEN PAVERS

N.T.S. PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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1

3" HIGH UNDISTURBED SOIL MOUND.

2 3 4

2

3" LAYER OF BARK MULCH.

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FINISH GRADE: PLANT ROOT CROWN 1" ABOVE FINISH GRADE. PROVIDE POSITIVE DRAINAGE AWAY FROM ROOTBALL.

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PREPARE BACKFILL PER SOIL ANALYSIS RECOMMENDATIONS.

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EXISTING UNDISTURBED SOIL. PROVIDE POSITIVE DRAINAGE AWAY FROM ROOTBALL.

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2x ROOTBALL DIAMETER

NOTES: 1. LOCATE CENTER OF PLANT ONLY 1 2 OF PLANT SPACING AWAY FROM ADJACENT, NON-PERVIOUS HARDSCAPE WHERE DRIP OR SUB-SURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION IS TO BE USED. 2. LOOSEN AND/OR CUT ANY ROOTS ENCIRCLING ROOTBALL PRIOR TO PLANTING. 3. SCARIFY SIDES OF PLANTING HOLE PRIOR TO PLANTING ROOTBALL.

A

SHRUB PLANTING

R ra ir p

1

2

3

SEE NOTE 1

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

FG

maggie arave k r is t i na h in d

P RB

HU CO IMP

N.T.S.

L PRODUCT

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SP. TYP.

1

GROUNDCOVER SPACING; SEE PLANTING LEGEND.


DESCRIPTION The planting plan and irrigation focuses on water efficiency and low maintenance. Plants were based on whether they were natives, shade tolerant, beneficial for insects, and an appropriate size for the space. PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL Drip irrigation was the most efficient solution for the small PRODUCT space. The PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

polytubing, with inline emitters, is installed at grade in the garden beds and below grade between pavers. 5

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT 5 3"

ALVE BOX

3"

VALVE BOX

1

6

2

6

ONTROL KIT MODEL E LTER (TIP 45 DEGREES) OR 25 OR 40 PSI ONTROL KIT MODEL FILTER (TIP 45 DEGREES) F CONNECTORS (2) OR 25 OR 40 PSI

HUNTER PLD-TEE 17 MM BARB X BARB TEE 1 2

2

1

2

1

3"

WIRE OF CONNECTORS (2) BOX NIPPLE D WIRE

E & FITTINGS . NIPPLE L KIT MODEL RTS TIP&45 DEGREES) PE FITTINGS OR 40 PSI ONS ORTS NECTORS (2) SHED GRAVEL IONS

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3

5

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4 4

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2 NOTES: 1. PLACE TIE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET IN SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, AND FIVE FEET IN CLAY. NOTES: 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR 1. PLACE TIE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, 3 ON EACH 1 ELBOWS, 4 IN USE TIE-DOWN2STAKES LEG OF THE CHANGE OF AND FIVE FEET IN CLAY. DIRECTION. 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR ELBOWS, USE TIE-DOWN STAKES ON EACH LEG OF THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION.

ASHED GRAVEL E

ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE AT GRADE

D

TINGS

GRAVEL

5

4

TIE DOWN STAKE

5

MULCH

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FINISH GRADE

4"-6"

HUNTER PLD-TEE 17 MM BARB X BARB TEE

21 2

SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE: HUNTER PLD-TEE 17 MM BARB X BARB TEE HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE: HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE INLINE EMITTER DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL

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TIE DOWN STAKE INLINE EMITTER

4"-6"

3

5 3

4

1 2

2

4"-6"

1

3

5 2"-4"

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NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BET MATERIALS

4 3

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SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE BURIAL NOTES: N.T.S.TIE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET IN SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, AND FIVE 1. PLACE FEET IN CLAY. 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR ELBOWS, USE TIE-DOWN STAKES ON EACH LEG OF THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION. 3. TRENCHED INSTALLATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE TIE DOWN STAKES.

N.T.S.

DRIPLIN N.T.S.

7 - TYP DRIPLINE

N.T.S.

TURF/FINISH GRADE OR SHRUB BED WITH 5 TIE DOWN STAKE 4 MULCH 17 MM BARB X BARB TEE HUNTER PLD-TEE

2

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TURF/FINISH GRADE OR SHRUB BED WITH 5 SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE: MULCH HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL INLINE EMITTER

NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BET MATERIALS

B

N.T.S.

SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE BURIAL

N.T.S.

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SUB-SURFACE DRIPLINE BURIAL

E

NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BE MATERIAL DRIPLINE

A

TIE DOWN STAKE 4 NOTES: 1. PLACE TIE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET IN SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, AND FIVE TURF/FINISH GRADE OR SHRUB BED WITH 5 FEET IN CLAY. MULCH NOTES: 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR ELBOWS, 1. PLACE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET IN SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, AND FIVE 2 3 1 USETIE 4 TIE-DOWN STAKES ON EACH LEG OF THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION. FEET IN CLAY. 3. TRENCHED INSTALLATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE TIE DOWN STAKES. 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR ELBOWS, USE TIE-DOWN STAKES ON EACH LEG OF THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION. 3. TRENCHED INSTALLATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE TIE DOWN STAKES.

E

2

INLINE EMITTER

1

4

2

1 6

NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BETWEEN L MATERIALS AND CH

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1

6

A

N.T.S.

, TYP.

E

5 4 MULCH HUNTER PLD-TEE MM BARB X TIE DOWN 17 STAKE BARB TEE FINISH GRADE 6 MULCH 5 ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE: HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: FINISH GRADE 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE 6 DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL

ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE AT GRADE NOTES: 1. PLACE N.T.S.TIE DOWN STAKES EVERY THREE FEET IN SAND, F0UR FEET IN LOAM, AND FIVE FEET IN CLAY. 2. AT FITTINGS WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION SUCH AS TEES OR ELBOWS, USE TIE-DOWN STAKES ON EACH LEG OF THE CHANGE OF DIRECTION.

ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE AT GRADE

TYP.

5 2"-4"

TIE DOWN STAKE INLINE EMITTER

N.T.S.

D

D

3

3

5 2"-4"

HUNTER PLD-TEE 17 MM BARB X ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE: BARB TEE HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL ON-SURFACE DRIPLINE: HUNTER PLD-06-12-100: 0.6 GPH LANDSCAPE INLINE EMITTER DRIPLINE WITH 12" SPACING IN A 100' ROLL

B

29 B

NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BE DRIPLINE MATERIAL N.T.S.

DRIPLIN N.T.S.

NOTES: 1. DISTANCE BETWEEN L MATERIALS AND CH

DRIPLINE - TYP N.T.S.


TRELLIS Designed & Built By: Magdalena Aravena / Julia Dahlgren Christy Hanlon / Kristina Hindes / Claire LeBlond / Kristin Taylor

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

1

11'-10"

8"

2

4'-6"

3 4

NOTES: 1. 3/32" GALVANIZED VINYL COATED WIRE ROPE 2. 8" EYE BOLT WITH NUT TO BE DRILLED THROUGH POST EVERY 8". 3. 4" X 4" X 6' HARDWOOD POSTS - TWO PER TRELLIS. 4. POST WILL BE 1'-6" BELOW GRADE IN CONCRETE FOOTING. CONCRETE SHOULD BE POURED SUCH THAT IT GRADES AWAY FROM THE POST.

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CABLE TRELLIS N.T.S.

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DESCRIPTION

NOTES: 1 " LIGHTWEIGHT CABLE RAIL. Ascending the trellis, flowering vines lend texture1.and 8color to the space 2. TENSILE HARDWARE TO BE DRIL and provide a softness that contrasts with the plots’ elements.POSTS. 3. hardscape 4" X 4" X 6' HARWOOD 4. POST WILL BE 1'-6" BELOW GRAD Implementing complementary trellises in each of the plots unifies the BE POURED SUCH THAT IT GRAD

two separate areas and produces a much more aesthetically pleasing backdrop than the bare building exterior.

A

CABLE TRELLIS N.T.S.

1/8” CABLE

POSSIBLE FRAME OPTIONS: WOOD OR METAL

1

2

EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

3

IONAL PRODUCT

4

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LIVING WALL Designed & Built By: Taylor Baer / Carmen Godinez / Vanvisa Musigapala Gayatri Narayan / Jonathan Su / Elvis Wong

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DESCRIPTION Inspired by Patrick Blanc’s “Vertical Gardens” system, the greenwall is comprised of layers that promote healthy plant development; species are planted in capillary felt pockets that require no growing medium. The plant palette consists of plants that require little to moderate water. In addition, the wall utilizes a modified hydroponic system, which requires monthly manual spray fertilization.

(1) PLB-ELB 17 mm 90 deg. barb elbow (2) 1/4” pressure-treated ply-wood board (3) 1/8” expanded PVC plastic membrane waterproofing (4) 3/6” Green Roof Solutions MRM14 synthetic capillary felt

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WATER FEATURE Designed & Built By: Flora Barbash / Ben Hu / Leslie Lung Evelyn Molina / Mayton Xu

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DESCRIPTION The water feature encompasses the concepts of both sustainability and simplicity. The soothing sound of a contemporary waterfall of the fountain brings a further dimension. The river rocks at the base of this water feature give extra texture to the design. This also has the benefit of blocking light, which helps prevent the growth of algae and keeps the pond in the spotless state demanded of minimalist design.

DETAIL OF BASIN PARTS

PERSPECTIVE IN COLOR

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LIGHTING Designed & Built By: Evelyn Chang / Jonathan Chavarria / Robyn Huey Arturo Fuentes-Ortiz / Bernice Joy Guintu / Ting Jin / Kevin Sun

7.9

2.4”

GUARDIAN BY UNIQUE LIGHTING

UP-LIGHT

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DESCRIPTION Landscape lighting serves the function of delivering night time ambiance. Successful lighting means playing with depth and rhythm. Hiding the source and adjusting the extent of the light plays a key role in how lighting appears. Placing lights in front (front lighting) of an object can narrow the line of sight. Whereas, lights in the back (back lighting) of an object can expand the line of sight to look beyond the object thus making the space appear larger. When installing lighting, it is important to adjust the voltage and wiring to ensure fixtures are evenly lit. The further a light is placed along a wire the weaker the light appears as energy disappates along the path. Therefore, separate wiring and more voltage must be provided for the furthest lights. Continuous follow-up is recommended to ensure the longevity and quality of the lighting. The goals of our project was to expand the space and highlight the green wall and water feature while keeping in mind safety around the deck stairs and seat wall. 6”

15”-51” OVERALL HEIGHT

ILLUMINATOR 6 BY UNIQUE LIGHTING

PATH LIGHT

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SIGNAGE Designed & Built By: Danny Friedman / Danica Liongson Cristian Morales / Matthew Seramin

9” X 6” FEATURE SIGNS

24” X 18” WELCOME SIGN

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DESCRIPTION Our purpose as the signage team is simplicity through signage. Materials include printed aluminum plaques attached to No. 3 rebar posts with clamps. We aim to inform the viewer through a cohesive design that clearly demonstrates the goals and products of LDA 160.

LDA 160 LIVING LABORATORY

This portion of the Hunt Hall Courtyard features the final projects of the LDA 160 Class in Fall 2013. CLASS INFORMATION LDA 160: Construction Materials & Detail Design Instructors Haven Kiers and Keith Wilson THEMES Technical knowledge, sustainability, creativity OBJECTIVES AND GOALS Demonstrate techniques, well-defined spaces, functionality, unification, longevity of materials FEATURES Seat wall, paving materials, living wall, planting and irrigation, water feature, lighting, and signage HISTORY OF HUNT HALL COURTYARD • Built in 1949 • Formerly used as a creative space to showcase the work of Landscape Architecture students through student design competitions. • Past work includes: interactive spaces, trellises and seating areas, living spaces, art edible architecture.

LANDSCAPE ILLUMINATION 7.9 ”

2.4”

Landscape lighting serves the function of delivering night time ambiance. Successful lighting means playing with depth and rhythm. Hiding the source and adjusting the extent of the light plays a key role in how lighting appears. Placing lights in front (front lighting) of an object can narrow the line of sight. Whereas, lights in the back (back lighting) of an object can expand the line of sight to look beyond the object thus making the space appear larger.

GUARDIAN BY UNIQUE LIGHTING

ABOVE: 14” X 18” WELCOME SIGN / BELOW: 9” X 6” FEATURE SIGN

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CONSTRUCTION

With help from Red Leaf Developments, the class began construction on the site. From building forms and mixing concrete to painting primer coats and applying finishes, everyone received hands-on experience throughout the entire process. --->

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Left: Keith advises the class on how to proceed with construction Right: Construction materials

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Above: The LDA 160 Class poses on the plot Below: Construction materials

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Above: The juniors cleaning up the courtyard outside of class Below: Ready for construction

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Left: Paul of Red Leaf Developments instructs the class Right: Creating forms and pouring concrete

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Above: Deisy V. and Haven mix concrete Below: Bending rebar and posing on-site

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Above: Removing concrete between pavers and showing off felt material Below: The LDA 160 Class hard at work

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Above: Taylor B. and Vanvisa M. measure the posts for the Living Wall Below: Matthew S. and Magdalena A. tighten the trellis cables

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CONSTRUCTION DAYS Left: Evelyn M. and Danny F. dig a hole for the water feature basin Right: Greg W. and Jonathan C. working on the seat wall / Succulents

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THE SITE: AFTER

At the end of the quarter, the class revealed the courtyard. The plot is no longer an eyesore and is instead a functional space that informs passerby of common materials and site furnishings used in the industry. -->

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BEFORE The courtyard plot at the beginning of the quarter in September.

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AFTER The space at the end of the quarter in December.

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THE FINISHED SITE View from the seat wall

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THE FINISHED SITE Close-ups of the different areas of the site

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DETAILS Above: Seat wall area Below: Plantings / Signage

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DETAILS Left: Water feature Right: Living wall

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NIGHT The illuminated site at night

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COURTYARD REVEAL Above: The class gathers on the last day of class Below: Paul gives his final critique on the completed project

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COURTYARD REVEAL Above: Class members admire their handiwork Below: Vanvisa M. practicing yoga on the site

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TEAMS Top: Paving & Seat Wall / Middle: Living Wall / Bottom: Lighting

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TEAMS Top: Planting & Irrigation / Middle: Water Feature / Bottom: Signage

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CLASS OF 2015 Magdalena Aravena

Ben Hu

Nathaniel Oakley

Taylor Baer

Grant Huang

Matthew Seramin

Flora Barbash

Robyn Huey

Salli Sticlaru

Evelyn Chang

Ting Jin

Jonathan Su

Jonathan Chavarria

Claire LeBlond

Kevin Sun

Julia Dahlgren

Danica Liongson

Kristin Taylor

Danny Friedman

Leslie Lung

Sean Vang

Arturo Fuentes-Ortiz

Nathan Ma

Deisy Velasquez

Carmen Godinez

Evelyn Molina

Greg Webber

Bernice Joy Guintu

Cristian Morales

Elvis Wong

Christy Hanlon

Vanvisa Musigapala

Mayton Xu

Kristina Hindes

Gayatri Narayan

David Xue

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THANK YOU

Special thanks to Red Leaf Developments, Hunter Industries, and The Toro Company for all their help in making this space possible.

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LDA 160 Living Laboratory  

This is a process book documenting the LDA 160's redesign of a plot in the Hunt Hall Courtyard.

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