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Laguna Beach Street Ends: The Five Land Prado: Re-Connect Eagle Rock: Kuklos Santa Monica: Link

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Syntactical Aesthetics in Landscape Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding Fresno I Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding Fresno II Conceptual Topography UNLV Design Charrette

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This portfolio consists of landscape architectural and other related works designed by Bianca Martono, otherwise noted. The works are mostly done in her educational career at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, between the year of 2005 and 2009. by Bianca Martono

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Laguna Beach Street Ends: The Five Land Prado: Re-Connect Eagle Rock: Kuklos Santa Monica: Link

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Laguna Beach Street Ends: The

Five Lands

Class: LA 332 (Landscape Construction), Winter 2008 Duration: 10 weeks (research, design, and production) Designed by: Bianca Martono, Luis Cruz, and Tuan T. Thi Project Location: Brooks Street, Laguna Beach, CA Personal Contribution: overall organization of the project; master planning; collaborate in most detail designs of the project; produce project documents and presentation; responsible for final graphic editing.

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The mission of this project for Brooks Street is to unleash the potential to be more than just a street. Brooks Street is where many people come throughout the year to enjoy the incredible views the beach provides for them. The people range from residents to tourists, making it a community with character and personality. Through this idea, we envisioned that Brooks Street should be a place that provides a program where they do not just enjoy the view but interact with it as well. Our goal is to capture the essence of the site and provide a design that will make the residents and other visitors feel related to the area. It is through “The Five Lands�, a group of five terraces with different characters, but a unifying concept, that we feel will fulfill our vision and provide an exciting sequence towards the beach and at the same time capture the personality the city of Laguna Beach is admired for.

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BROOKS STREET PROPOSED REDESIGN PLAN

CLOSE UP OF THE FIVE LANDS

Pacific Coast Highway STOP Island 1: Turf area used for activities such as picnic.

Island 2: Transition space with seating. Island 3: Interactive water feature area.

Island 4: Transition space.

Island 5: Outlook deck area.

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Strategizing Economic + Performative Ecologies

Re-Connect: Culture, Society and, Ecology

The Proposed Design Of Native Indian Cultural Center

Class: LA 401 (Advanced Landscape Design), Fall 2008 Duration: 10 weeks (research, design, and production) Client: The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans (NCCNA) Designed by: Bianca Martono, Gabriel Gutierrez, and Tim Zhang Project Location: Prado, Chino, CA Personal Contribution: research focus on wildlife preservation; conceptual design master plan (final master plan rendering by Tim Zhang); collaborate in most detail designs of the project; produce final project documents and presentation; responsible for final graphic editing. Prado Dam and the Regional Park present an urban hydrological catastrophe with potential programmatic and ecological adaptations that could propel a new economy. The National Cultural Center of the Native Americans (NCCNA) asked the students for input of different solutions for the design of a large Native Indian Cultural Center in the west. The cultural center is expected to be educating and honoring of the Native American culture. Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION

The Project Location

QUICK FACT 627,600 is the number of California residents who reported as American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races in Census 2000, making the state with the highest number of them. Source: Native Village

Started by the desire of the client to create a cultural center for the Native Americans, we were inspired in creating a public space to unite the diverse culture, especially here in California where the state has the most diverse cultures. The Re-connect project is aimed to create the reconnections of what have been disconnected. We proposed several programs that will comply with issues regarding education, culture, habitat preservation, and ecology. We stress our design process into three categories, those being: culture, society and ecology.

1.1 What is the Re-connect project?

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The Re-connect mainly focuses on the ecological aspects. This project will reconnect the existing surrounding land uses with a green infrastructure to extend wildlife and human mobility, and recreate an ecologically healthy place. This project also to honor the American Indians of the soutwest to share the richness of their cultures and tradition. All of our programs are intended to create this environment, and in the same time, to preserve what is already there.

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This project is located within the city of Chino and Chino Hills, California. According to the client, California is the “ideal location.” This is because Southern California has mild weather and temperature that allow the project to be operational year round. California also has the largest representation of Native American Indians in the United States of 5

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Village sites located along the Corridor, including:

1.2 Where is the Re-connect project located at?

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Sehat (near Los Nietos/Whittier) Ahwiinga (La Puente) Pimokangna (near Pomona) Hutukngna (near La Habra/Yorba Linda) 0

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2.4.2 The Wildlife

Re-connect: Culture, Society, and Ecology

Why We Need To Preserve the Wildlife Habitat?

The Coal Canyon - Puente Wildlife Corridor

California has the highest number of endangered species than any other region in the United States. • “The Puente-Chino Hills are too small to support many of the species that are there now. The area has to be connected to other areas, and Coal Canyon is the last viable connection.” - Geary Hund, California State Parks resource ecologist. • The Coal Canyon is the only links between two biologically significant area of wildlife habitat (512,000 acres) in Orange,

Birds Migration in The Summer

The Pacific Flyway birds’ summer breeding grounds start in arctic or sub-arctic areas, such as Alaska and Canada. The Prado area may be too hot to be occupied in the summer.

Birds Migration in The Winter The Prado has wetlands and a lake that become a great habitat for the birds especially in the winter, making the area very rich for bird migration in the winter time. Bird Migration Legend Very Rich

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Mammals and Wide-Ranging Mammals Species The Prado area is close to the wildlife corridor on the south side, making the area rich on mammals species. The wildlife corridor is also a habitat for the wide-ranging mammals; however, it is not large enough for them. Mammals and Wide-Ranging Mammals Species Legend

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Source: The Migration Ecology of Birds Note: The red square is the example of the stressor for the wildlife connection.

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Source: The Atlas of Biodiversity in California

See: The Risky Journey of the Mountain Lion: An example of a wildlife stress.

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two large habitats in Puente to Chino Hills, including the 12,000-acre Chino Hills State Park. Unless acquired and preserved, the Coal Canyon will virtually trap many species in the area. Claire Schlotterbeck, president of Hills for Everyone, said that if we lose this corridor and the deer and mountain lion cannot go through, the wildlife population will change and the richness of biodiversity will be gone. 21

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The Risky Journey of the Mountain Lion: An example of a wildlife stress

The Existing Wildlife Connection

An example of the existing exposed underpass

The green dots show the examples of the existing connections, which are the underpasses. Most of these underpasses are not meant for the wildlife connection and it is left undevelopped. Improved wildlife underpasses with natural culvert will create more comfortable and safer environment for the wildlife without stress. Source: Discover Magazine

Chapter 3. DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND THE PROGRAMS An example of the improved underpass with

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Santa Ana Regional Park

Chapter 4. CONCLUSION Prado

Lake In conclusion, this project is not only for the people from the City of Chino, but for anyone who wishes to use it. It focuses on issues that involve the American Indian and the habitat in the area. The development for the American Indian in the region will be resolved, but not at the cost of the environment. It is intended to build a working program in the area, while still taking into account all the needs that an environment with a large amount of wildlife and plant life needs. In addition to this, this project will 1. Canoe Route have several beneďŹ ts that range from local to national implications and it is proposed to be the core of American Indian of the 2. Main 5-star Hotel Area south west. 3. Luxury Cabins Chino Hills State Park

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4. Orchard 5. University Site 6. Cultural Center 7. Teepee Camp Site 8. Buffalo Habitat 9. Proposed Agricultural Site 10. Horse Habitat/Stables 11. Fishing Site

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Kuklos

Class: LA 402 (Advanced Landscape Design), Winter 2009 Duration: 10 weeks (research, design, and production) Designed by: Bianca Martono, Carmen Aceves, Luis Cruz, Tuan T. Thi Project Location: Eagle Rock, Los Angeles Personal Contribution: research focus on ecological values of the site; concept ideas of the project; design details of the master plan; collaborate in most detail designs of the project; produce final project documents and presentation; responsible for final graphic editing. At the present time, society has become dependent on something that not only hurts the environment, but the inhabitants as well. The situation we are in is due to one reason; everything has become too convenient to do while using up as much resources as possible. The redesign of a community in Eagle Rock is a sample of what any community could do in order to change the way the people think and live. This will ultimately create a cycle that will save the environment and people from being erased by global warming. Our project Kuklos, the Greek word meaning cycle, is a project that creates a convenient inconvenience that will not only restructure the way society looks, but will have extraordinary benefits to people and the way they live.

THE HABITAT CYCLE

EXISTING HABITAT and THEIR ROLE AS POLLINATORS Pollinators, such as bees, birds, bats and insects, play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Over 75% of plants are pollinated by animals.

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THE RESULTS for OUR BENEFIT By letting the pollinators help the productions of the vegetation in Eagle Rock, the greener and the healthier city of Eagle Rock will emerge.

THE RESULT for THEIR BENEFIT Their life cycle that benefit us will also benefit them, which to create a larger and a wider habitat.

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COMMUNITY’S ECONOMY CYCLE

Community Scale Economy Improvement

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Waste Craftmanship in Education

Sell to the Community by the Student

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Santa Monica Civic Center Master Plan

Connecting the Santa Monica’s Missing Link

Class: LA 403 (Advanced Landscape Design), Spring 2009 Duration: 10 weeks (research, design, and production) Client: The city of Santa Monica Designed by: Bianca Martono, Eugene J. Kim, and Tuan T. Thi Project Location: Santa Monica Civic Center - Santa Monica, CA Personal Contribution: overall organization of the project; master planning; collaborate in most detail designs of the project and individual design on the water feature area (#4); produce project documents and presentation; responsible for final graphic editing.

Students were to design the open field, which is part of the Santa Monica Civic Center. Based on the site visit, the Santa Monica Civic Center does not function well on a daily basis. Our goal is to create the Civic Center as the center for the community in Santa Monica and increase the functions and the diversities (age, social, and ethnicity) of the users. During the process of designing, we also kept in mind to preserve and increase the ecological value, such as preserving the wildlife, specifically the avifauna species.

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Lack of activities and unused turf

Inefficient parking spaces

Disconnectivity with the beach and the existing park

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Inconvenient circulation and unpleasant sidewalk

Lack of areas for the wildlife habitat

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PROPOSED DESIGN OF SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER

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Design Element 3: California Native Garden

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Design Element 5: Children Play Area

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Design Element 8: Picnic Area

Design Element 9: Events

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Syntactical Aesthetics in Landscape Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding Fresno I Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding Fresno II Conceptual Topography UNLV Design Charrette

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Syntactical Aesthetics in Landscape Class: LA 301 (Intermediate Landscape Design), Fall 2007 Duration: 1.5 weeks Syntactical design, which consisted of looking of how structures work in different landscapes and how they are applied within the context. Students created structures, photographed them, and then applied it into the Photoshop; using it as a way to focus on the application of compositional and spatial principles as operational studies on variation.

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Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding

Fresno I

Class: LA 303 (Intermediate Landscape Design), Spring 2007 Duration: 8 weeks Project Location: Fresno, CA The City of Fresno is an unique community, which suffers of unused landscapes. This project was geared towards reviving public spaces and city centers through artistic design and implementation in landscapes.

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Enigmatic Landscapes: Finding

Fresno II

Class: LA 303 (Intermediate Landscape Design), Spring 2007 Duration: 8 weeks Project Location: Fresno, CA

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Conceptual Topography

To Scatter and To Flow Class: LA 331 (Landscape Construction), Fall 2007 Duration: 5 weeks

Students were asked to create a topography base that was used in order to show how one topography can represent different scales and uses. This topographical model represent the word “to scatter” and “to flow”. With this model, students were asked to create conceptual landscape designs based on the topography that they created.

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UNLV Design Charrette Duration: 1 week, Winter 2009 Methods: collages using photographs and magazine images Project Location: Las Vegas, Nevada The charette was a collaboration between the Landscape Architecture Department from both Cal Poly Pomona and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The project involved looking at the many issues that the Las Vegas community faces and the different ways that they could be solved. We used images taken from magazines or photographs to present the conceptual ideas for the solutions. The final result of collages were forty feet long.

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Chinatown Acrylic Painting SubSurface volume.2: Manifold Magazine

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Visual Images:

Exploration of Place

Class: ENV 101 (Foundations of Design), Fall 2005 Duration: 2 weeks Project Location: Chinatown, Los Angeles Describing the site involving an incredibly wide variety of physical and emotional factors, this project was intended to form the beginnings of environmental awareness and also to begin development of visual and graphic communication skills.

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Subsurface Magazine Vol. 2: Manifold Duration: 8 months Designed by: Bianca Martono, Carmen Aceves, David Vuong, Irene Lopez, Luis Cruz, Sebastian Johnson Personal Contribution: organize the team members and overall process of the magazine; public representative; collaborate with the overall design of the magazine; responsible for the magazine layout and cover; final editing of the magazine.

MANIFOLD is‌ About student-life. A collection of work from several student levels in our Landscape Architecture Department that capture life, ideas and interests within the student design field. About emergence. A magazine that will appear and spread through the design society in order to initiate, motivate and inform through the powerful voices of students. About adaptation. Continuously grows and changes to adjust to the trends and ideas of students in the future years.

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Acrylic Painting Class: ART 220A (Introduction to Painting), Spring 2009 Duration: 2 weeks

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I am a multicultural individual who believes that almost every element in our life is connected to the design of landscapes. These elements may include science, food, fashion, anatomy, or even the smallest particles. This approach enables my sensitivity to the surroundings, pushing me to look for more experiences in different regions and parts of the world. For more information and questions, please feel free to contact bianca.martono@gmail.com

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