David M. Wachtel Architectural Designer 858.354.0417 email@example.com
AIAS/KAWNEER STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN LOS OSOS, CALIFORNIA
SPUTNIK WITH PAWITAR SINGH & JUAN ROBLEDO
A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN LOS ANGELES ACSA-AISC STUDENT DESING COMPETITION SUBMISSION
PROPOSAL FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD AND NUTRITION INSTITUTE
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WITH ANN-ELISE CHUNG & CAMILLE LO RESEARCH FOR GENSLER ON THE STATE OF WATER IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
URBAN WATER CYCLE LOS ANGELES COUNTY
WHY WOULD WE USE WATER BLOCKS? power
RECLAIMED WATER IN...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY 9,963,000 people $0.006 per gallon 28,309,756 gal/day
of the water in the USA is used by power plants, either to cool machinery or generate electricity.
St. PETERSBURG, FL
EXISTING URBAN WATER CYCLE
246,541 people $0.00051 per gallon 37,000,000 gal/day
of all the water used in California goes to agriculture. goes to urban users.
524,295 people $0.24 per gallon 30,000,000 gal/day
HANSEN AND TUJUNGA SPREADING GROUNDS
imported ground water recycled water
88% 11% 1%
is imported via an extensive aqueduct system from Northern California. is ground water
LAG WATER RECLAMATION PLANT
TILLMAN WATER RECLAMATION PLANT
is recycled water
POWER STATIONS RESERVOIRS
LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL AQUEDUCTS
AGRICULTURAL REGIONS WATER SOURCE
LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT
The West Branch of the California Aqueduct terminates at Pyramid Lake and Castaic Lake to supply the western Los Angeles Basin.
HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT
EDWARD C. LITTLE WATER RECLAMATION PLANT
Castaic Lake stores 103 billion gallons of water from the California Aqueduct for the Los Angeles Basin.
WEST BASIN CARSON REGIONAL WATER RECYCLING PLANT
Pyramid Lake stores 72.3 billion gallons of water from the California Aqueduct for the Los Angeles Basin.
COLORADO RIVER AQUEDUCT PROPOSED URBAN WATER CYCLE
TERMINAL ISLAND WATER RECLAMATION PLANT
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California manages the Colorado River Aqueduct. The aqueduct impounds water from the Colorado River at Lake Havasu, and provides the majority of Southern California’s drinking water.
The existing water infrastructure incorporates water reuse but the water must go through an intensive treatment before it canALL-AMERICAN be used again.CANAL N treatment The proposed system reroutes greywater from different building types so that the greywater undergoes minimal before being reused. The strategy is also known as “scalping”.
Information Courtesy of City of Tucson. City of St. Petersburg. Urban Water Management Plan 2011, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Los Angeles Almanac. City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
Icons Courtesy of The Noun Project
Icons Courtesy of The Noun Project
BUILDING TYPE WATER INTERCHANGE
Greywater from both the office buildings and from the residential buildings are filtered selectively depending on what the water was used for.
PROJECTED DISTRIBUTION FOR RECLAIMED WATER
WATER PUMPING STATION
RENOVATION OF GRAND CENTRAL MARKET AS WATER-REUSE URBAN NODE
RECLAIMED WATER LINES
Greywater from the office is provided by condensation from air conditioning, and water from other uses such as using a sink.
CLEAN WATER TRUNK LINES
PROJECTED DEMAND FOR RECLAIMED WATER
Information Courtesy of Aquafornia Water Education Foundation. Water and Power Associates. Aquastat, Food and Agriculture of the United Nations. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. NASA Ames Research Center.
EXISTING DEMAND FOR RECLAIMED WATER EXISTING DISTRIBUTION OF RECLAIMED WATER