Portfolio 2020 II

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Emily Silva


REVERSING THE SITE MODEL Site context create layers of data revealing a reversal of the site model. Objects closest to the void have the most impact. Quantity of traffic and noise pollution.


Rail Yards Urban Design Reversing the site model

The qualities of architecture are fused with meaning and situation. Architecture registers this complexity and by turning data into volume, the process of design turns out a byproduct of its own, space. When the model is turned on, the existing field is brought to attention and the shaping of programmatic movement comes to light. This project is the structuring of an organizing system for design. Studio 301, 401 Michaele Pride, Jorge Colon Individual, Fall 2012, 13

Metro Court

Sawmill Community

Old Town Arch. Intervention

Existing Data Layer: TOXINS/ POLLUTIONS

Native plants provide narrative to empty lots and introduce users to the site. Cultures from these plantings degrade air pollutants through a system of biofiltration.

Site located on Sawmill Brown-Field* Higher Levels of Pollution Lesser Pollution *In 1991 the Ponderosa Products Company polluted the land and surrounding water sources. This pollution made residents to the area sick. By 2000, six underground storage tanks leaked, causing possible groundwater contamination.


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Architectural Event

Intervention: Biofilitration

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