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SHIFTING HORIZONS, FURNAS LAGOON
FISHERMAN’S QUAY, LE HAVRE WATERFRONT
UNCANNY URBANISM, JAMAICA BAY
GLACIAL PROMENADE, FRANKLIN PARK
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SYNCING EDGE, CAPE COD CANAL CONSTRUCTING DYNAMISM, COASTAL LOUISIANA
PILE PORTRAITS, FORT POINT CHANNEL
J E S S I E B O O T H [e] email@example.com [p] 925.348.3221
EDUCATION HARVARD UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, 2013 -2016 Master of Landscape Architecture I UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2005-2009 Bachelor of Science, Conservation and Resource Studies Academic Areas of Interest Ecology, Environmental Justice, Land-Use Planning HARVARD UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, SUMMER 2010 Landscape Architecture Career Discovery Program UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST, WINTER 2008 Study Abroad Program in Dakar, Senegal UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, SUMMER 2007 Behavioral Ecology Field Course
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Spring 2016 Teaching Assistant Poetics of Planting Design course, with instructors Danielle Choi and Kim Mercurio. Provided administrative support and compiled student coursework into comprehensive publication. OFFSHOOTS, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Winter 2016 Intern Conducted site, precedent, and plant research for stormwater infrastructure projects at Boston public schools. Created watershed health diagram and map to contextualize intervention sites for the client and public. COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Summer 2015 Intern Collaborated with engineering, planning, and architecture interns and research fellows to develop project detailing the ecologic and infrastructural future of the Mississippi River Delta. Lead design intern for design and concept development, diagramming, and rendering competition entry.
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND, San Francisco, California, Summer 2014 Intern, Parks for People Team Designed outreach correspondence for team to use in community meetings and events, including historical site research, project timelines, and neighborhood maps. Engaged in design development, community meetings, and construction meetings for two urban parks under redevelopment in San Francisco. Authored and published an article in three local news sources publicizing the redevelopment of a park in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood. Conducted interviews with engaged stakeholders.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE continued THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, San Francisco, California, 2010-2013 Philanthropy Operations Manager Managed financial operations for the California Chapter’s philanthropy team including financial reporting to the executive team and board of trustees, pledge management, internal audit reviews, and other departmental donorrelated processes. Gained fluency in current conservation efforts within California by engaging with program staff and attending lectures. LUTSKO ASSOCIATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Capay Valley, California, Fall 2009 Horticultural Intern Worked with nursery manager to prune, propagate, and care for plant stock, becoming familiar with the firm’s plant palette and gaining intensive horticultural experience. Planted and maintained large areas of the property under the guidance of the nursery manager. GROWING SOLUTIONS RESTORATION EDUCATION INSTITUTE, Santa Barbara, California, Summer 2008 Intern Learned, identified and collected native plant seeds from varied Southern California plant communities. Cared for, propagated, and watered plants at five different nurseries throughout Santa Barbara County. Engaged in restoration efforts on shorebird rookery off coast of Santa Cruz Island.
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
SKILLS GRAPHIC 2D 3D DATA
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign AutoCAD Rhino, Vray, Model Building ArcMAP, Microsoft Excel
VOLUNTEER & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY WOMEN IN DESIGN, 2014-2016 Project Leader Spearheaded effort to collect narratives from GSD alumnae in order to catalog their influence on the design field and within the school. Coordinated and documented interviews with visiting alumnae. HARVARD GSD ASLA CHAPTER, 2015-2016 ALPHA CHI OMEGA, 2008-2009 Philanthropy Chair Designed and implemented campus-wide fashion show to raise money for survivors of domestic violence, increasing funds raised over ten times prior year.
INVITED CONTRIBUTOR Open Letters Publication, 2015 Co-authored piece on resilience in the context of coastal Louisiana for GSD-wide distribution. PENNY WHITE PROJECT FUND GRANTEE Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2015 Awarded funding to undertake coastal disaster resilience research in Japan’s Tohoku region in August, 2015. O’FRIEL JAPAN INITIATIVES GRANTEE Harvard University Asia Center, 2015 Additional award to further research in Tohoku region in August, 2015. SPECIAL MENTION: CONSTRUCTED ECOLOGIES D3 Natural Systems Competition, 2015 Teamwork with Coastal Sustainability Studio interns and research fellows. PLATFORM 7 EXHIBIT AND PUBLICATION Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2014 Core studio work featured in publication as well as exhibition in Gund Hall.
OPTION STUDIO, FALL 2015 ADVISORS: JOAO NUNES & JOAO GOMES DA SILVA SITE: SAO MIGUEL ISLAND, AZORES, PORTUGAL
Exposure and immersion along a trail to the Furnas Lagoon.
THE LANDSCAPE of San Miguel Island is defined by the domes, slopes, and craters of its volcanic history. Layers of vegetation, tapestries of land use, and processes of weathering are inscribed upon this spectacular topography. The proposed trail and outlook network defers to the richness of its environment while connecting the upper watershed to the lagoon from an experiential perspective. The orientation of the intervention is defined by the topography, whether it privileges a distant vista or emphasizes the roundness of traversing over a trachyte dome. The path runs through many different conditions, allowing for an experience of extreme exposure, enclosure, and submersion. This intervention traces a watercourse that receives water from one of the largest subbasins in the lagoonâ€™s watershed, creating a large opportunity for improving the water quality in the lagoon The intervention engages
with this issue in the upper watershed through proposing 20 meter vegetated buffers and on the lower caldera through a series of retention and treatment ponds, using plants and gravity to trap nitrogen-transporting sediments before they reach the lagoon. The descent ends in a series of geothermal baths whose cold water will be supplied by the watercourse once water quality has been improved through remediation. The intervention celebrates the rich environment of the Furnas Lagoon by curating views, revealing topography through a wide range of spatial experience, and improving the water quality of the lagoon through remediation. Acknowledging the rich geology, topography, vegetation, and culture of the site, Shifting Horizons seeks to strategically reveal what exists, allowing for a renewed vision of this mesmerizing and layered landscape.
DIAGRAM path logic and landmarks trachyte dome
trachyte y dome trachyte dome
Pico do Ferro rro L Lookout xis (existing)
Dome m Lookout L II
Valley Lookout o
Orange Garden Waterfall ll Bridge
Lavaa Field Lav L Lava Field Fi Lookout
topography and views
follows the contour
Waterfall Bridge Creek Walk Staircase
01 02 03 04
08 07 05
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SERIAL SECTIONS At the pathâ€™s highest point, one emerges from a tunnel of laurel trees, revealing expansive views to the ocean on both sides of the island, heightening the senses of exposure and remoteness of the island.
When the path leads deep into the ravine, one is fully immersed in the atmosphere, vegetation, and topography of the immediate surrounds.
The path ends on a jetty that protrudes into the lagoon. While exposed to the wind and water, one also feels enveloped by the surrounding caldera.
WATER QUALITY STRATEGIES
01 UPLAND thicken the riparian buffers with diverse deciduous species including Azorean Holly, Azorean Laurel and PauBranco. Roots will stabilize soil and deciduous leaf litter will support understory growth.
02 CALDERA SLOPE passages over the watercourse double as check dams to allow nutrient rich sediment to fall out of the water column.
The path to the lagoon navigates a 300 meter descent from the plateau at the top of the caldera to the lagoonâ€™s edge. Beginning in former cattle fields, it descends through dense cryptomeria forest before emerging into the floodplain, punctuated by willow and birch. The upper plateau was heavily grazed until recently, leaving behind high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous. During high rain events, sediment flows to the lagoon increase, bringing large amounts of nutrients and leading to eutrophication in the lagoon,
12 PATH PROFILE hydrology, vegetation, elevation
LAVA FIELD/LAGOON OUTLOOK
CRYPTOMERIA/ LAURISSILVA FOREST thin cryptomeria, inter-plant deciduous species
Three strategies address the nutrient excess in order to improve the health of the lagoon along an altitudinal gradient, acknowledging that much of the contamination can be mitigated in the upper watershed.
FORMER PASTURES maintain through periodic grazing expand vegetated riparian buffer
03 LAGOON LOWLANDS phosphorous and nitrogendependent aquatic plants are seeded amongst a series of low check dams, slowing and filtering water before it enters the lagoon.
WATERSHED OUTLOOK museum board, 12” x 12”
WATERFALL CROSSING museum board, 12” x 12”
sediment settling pools
WILLOW AND BIRCH FLOODPLAIN
PERSPECTIVE hillside outlook
PERSPECTIVE lowland baths
PERSPECTIVE watershed outlook
DETAIL PLAN watershed outlook
DETAIL PLAN lowland baths
The design intent is to orient through strategic incisions, which are evident through their materiality and orthogonal contrast within the landscape, that allow for an unimpeded experience of the landscape. These incisions work with the topography and are emphasized by vegetation.
Geothermal baths are a centerpiece of Azorean culture, and existing local baths draw in tourists and locals alike. A series of basalt baths are proposed, along a gradient of public to private and oriented to maximize views to the lagoon. They will be fed by nearby geothermal vents, and cold water will be supplied by the pathâ€™s watercourse when nutrient levels are mitigated. Strategically planted birch and willow trees will lend bathers privacy and atmosphere.
The upland interventions are primarily constructed from locally available basalt, with limestone accents. The basalt and limestone combination is a traditional material palette for plazas in Portugal, including the Azores. The lowland boardwalk path is designed in wood with basalt as a secondary material.
OPTION STUDIO, SPRING 2016 STUDIO ADVISORS: MICHEL DESVIGNE & INESSA HASCH SITE: LE HAVRE, FRANCE
FISHERMAN’S QUAY Revealing the potential of Le Havre’s local fishing economy as an anchor for public space.
PROJECT TITLE FISHERMAN’S QUAY
THE COASTAL CITY of Le Havre has become compartmentalized, with the downtown core completely detached from what was once a commercially and socially active waterfront. As the greater port of Le Havre expanded in scope and scale in the past two decades, the relatively smaller urban waterfront’s activity has been replaced with vacant lots, a functional barrier between the adjacent urban core and the greater harbor. The proposal aims to reconnect the urban area with the port through fore-fronting the local fishing industry. Currently, fishing operation and markets have been scaled back to one corner of the harbor. The project stretches the domain of commercial fishermen across the entire south-facing harbor, while creating diverse recreational fishing activities along the western edge of the waterfront.
pedestrian passerelle 01 16
Commercial fishing activity is supported through the installation of additional open-air markets, cold storage, mooring, and dock-side fish sales. Recreational fishing is bolstered through the creation of diverse nearshore habitats and pole fishing areas, from deeper water to rip rap tidal areas. The quay interfaces with the harbor via a continuous wooden boardwalk, which provides infrastructure for fishing activities as well as opportunities for public access, observation, and interaction. The quay’s connection to the urban realm is facilitated through a network of trees that run down major boulevards and terminate in treefilled plazas along the quay. Plazas of various size and material are created to host weekly market activities as well as the numerous music, fishing, and other cultural activities of the city.
Study model, bristol.
Fishing activity on the quay, early 1900s.
boat ramp / market vehicle access
dockside fish sales
FISHERMANâ€™S PROJECT TITLEQUAY
DETAIL PLAN commercial fishing area
pontoon boat dock
boat ramp HIGH TIDE
existing revetment LOW TIDE
boardwalk material: wood planks
promenade material: concrete
plane tree plaza material: platanus x acerifolia decomposed granite
The intervention site is the interface between the harbor and an area of the city rebuilt after WWII, an effort led by architect Auguste Perret. The proposal emphasizes connectivity - along the entire quay, and from the waterfront to the adjacent neighborhoods. The waterfront edge is a continuous wooden surface, which turns and scales in response to various uses. The quay is connected to the city by a network of trees lining major thoroughfares, which continue into plazas along the quay.
01 KAYAK LAUNCH 02 PINE PLAZA 03 POLE-FISH DOCKS 04 LAWN 05 HARBOR MASTER 06 FISHING DECK 07 CHARTER MOORING 08 PLANE TREE PLAZA 09 HARBOR CENTER 10 PLACE CARRÉ 11 TIDAL BASIN 12 FISH MARKET 13 VESSEL MOORING
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Once bisected by a street, the courtyard is claimed for pedestrian use and organized by a grid of honey locusts, chosen for their dappled shade and finely textured canopy. The trees extend down the adjacent Rue de Paris, reinforcing the pedestrian connection between the quay and the cultural district by the Bassin du Commerce.
The plaza is an entryway from the urban fabric to the quay. Ground-level building arcades, one of Le Havreâ€™s signature urban elements, are integrated into the public space by expanding their ground material and level out into the plaza.
arcade-level extended 3 m into plaza SECTION II
material: decomposed granite, grey iron tree grate
DETAIL PLAN Place Carré
MODEL 48” x 24” chip board, birch plywood
A wooden boardwalk wraps the existing revetment allowing for a continuous coastal promenade as well as opportunities for fishing, birdwatching, and observing the harbor’s activity.
SECTION III FISHERMANâ€™S QUAY DETAIL PLAN Fishing Docks and Lawn 25
FISH SPECIES AND SITE CONDITIONS
ROCKY INTERTIDAL HABITAT [ Rocky Shore Habitat] Velvet Crab L’étrille April - September
Sole La sole All Year
Conger Eel Le congre All Year
Lobster Le homard April - August
POLE[ Pole FISHING DOCK Fishing Dock]
Pouting cod Le tacaud All Year
Velvet Crab L’étrille April - September
Lobster Le homard April - August
European Sea Bass Le bar [ou loup] April - December
Pouting cod Le tacaud All Year
Sole La sole All Year
VEGETATION AND BIKEWAY Tree-lined boulevards and designated bikeways emphasize the connection between the waterfront and city.
26 Conger Eel Le congre
European Sea Bass Le bar [ou loup]
FISH[Fish DOCK + MARKET + Dock Market] King Mackerel Le maquereau February to June
Prawn La crevette
Scallop La coquille
Atlantic Pollock Le lieu jaune All Year
Clam La palourde All Year
Gilt-head (Sea) Bream La daurade royale Summer
Skipjack Tuna La bonite April to November
Smelt L’éperlan All Year Prawn La crevette bouquet All Year
FISH MARKET [ Fish Market ]
Clam La palourde All Year
Scallop coquille All Year
King Mackerel Le maquereau February to June
Smelt L’éperlan All Year
WOODENRipBOARDWALK Rap Revetment facilitates a variety of fishing and recreational opportunities along water’s edge.
PILING NETWORK demarcates additions and modifications to the existing shoreline.
Atlantic Pollock Le lieu jaune All Year
Gilt-head (Sea) Bream La daurade royale Summer
PLAZAS AND PROMENADE accommodate civic events throughout the year.
27 Skipjack [tuna] La bonite
CORE STUDIO, SPRING 2015 STUDIO ADVISOR: SERGIO LOPEZ-PINEIRO PARTNER: CLEMENTINE JANG SITE: JAMAICA BAY, NEW YORK
UNCANNY URBANISM A dynamic intertidal settlement system for Jamaica Bay.
UNCANNY a. seeming to have a supernatural character or origin. eerie, mysterious b. being beyond what is normal or expected.
THE TERRITORY of Jamaica Bay, New York is a constant hybrid of mud and water, shifting across temporal scales of daily tidal change and longer-term sea level rise. The uncanny arises from the fundamental discrepancy between inhabitation and the estuarine site. Largely, people seek security and permanence in their inhabitation yet Uncanny Urbanism invites the adventurous and the unconventional to inhabit this constantly permutating landscape and engage fully with its changing character.
The settlements seek to express and respond to the challenging living conditions and counterintuitive notion of building in such a vulnerable and mutable landscape. The project proposes a spectrum of housing and infrastructure types, ranging from those that are developed from the bottom up, and others from the top down, that seek to respond to the oscillating conditions. Landscape provides the seed and site for our urbanism, which rests on a system of sediment catchers to facilitate a shallowing and colonization of the land. Building off of existing islands of marsh within the bay, the sediment catchers continue to shallow the water, allowing plants to establish. With this expanded intertidal condition, the boundary between land and water is blurred and diffused.
Sediment Catchers 1. Gabion Structure with biodegradable material (Rock and Shell fill) 2. Concrete with walking system
Pontoon Turntable joint mechanism on each ends for flexibility
Buoy Lights Floating light infrastructure indicating different conditions for maritime and urban activities
Urban Retention Basin Built with coir logs, geotextile to catch urban run off before it reaches the sea
Boardwalk system Raised walkway on the urban waterfront edge
inundation frequency: primarily submerged high and mean tides
inundation frequency: submerged high mean and low tides
50% residential southwest facing buffer for storm surge and wildlife habitat limits further zoning
50% residential although sediment increases, zoning does not change
inward rhizometic growth stage IV
inward rhizometic growth stage V
inundation frequency: very rare large storm events
inundation frequency: periodic spring tides
inundation frequency: daily high tide
SEDIMENTATION AND ZONING OVER TIME
15% residential catchment system insttalled
20% residential residential zoning expands as land forms
35% residential sediment landforms become public amenity
The infrastructure for these communities is similarly dynamic and responsive, including a system of lights that indicate oncoming storms, vacant lots, and water depths. Zoning for residential, open space, and boat channels shifts with sediment deposition and is delineated by the lighting system.
inward rhizometic growth stage I
inward rhizometic growth stage II
inward rhizometic growth stage III
primary infrastructure growth stage I
secondary outward growth stage II
tertiary outward growth stage III
outward growth stage V
densification stage IV
densification stage V
densification stage I
densification stage II
densification stage III
INFRASTRUCTURE CATALOGUE 1:1000
outward growth stage IV
Normative Waterfront Building low flexibility, high density High investment cost
Stilted Boat Hybrid medium flexibility, medium-high density Moderate investment cost
Suspended Structure medium-high flexibility, low density Moderate investment cost
Free Floating Structure high flexibility, low density Low investment cost
Submarine Houseboat Hybrid high flexibility, low density High investment cost
LOW DENSITY HYBRID
Sedimented inundation frequency: very rare large storm events
Buoyant inundation frequency: periodic spring tides
“Sedimentation Burrower” After a long period of sedimentation, people start to occupy hills using accumulated sediment as a source of building material.
“Buoyant Stilty” This type floats during mean-high tide and sits on the fixed stilts during the low tide.
“Rocky Bubble” Collects bigger aggregates from dredging, sometimes used as emergency food bank for the community.
“Modern Log” The best fit for intertidal area, most flexible in terms of the design, stilts and house can separate from each other.
“Treehouse Cell” Hides perfectly in the mounds of vegetation growing wildly out of nutrient rich sendiment hills, inconspicuous in its appearance, like a treehouse.
“Clam Egg” Collects seasonal algae bloom and uses it as an energy source to power the bar opens and closes its top responding to the season.
Suspended inundation frequency: daily high tide
Free Floating inundation frequency: primarily submerged high and mean tides
Submarine inundation frequency: submerged at all tidal conditions
Precedent Teronobu Fujimori “Flying Mudboat”, 2011 Japan
“Free Floating boathouse” They float mostly and freely travel aggregate as a group and disperse far in the water.
Precedent Erik Pirolt “Flying View”, 2011 Norway
“Outdoor Bowl” Open bowl becomes a deck for the living area the drum on the top collects rainwater to grow vegetation and food.
Precedent Teronobu Fujimori “Beetle’s House” Modified, 2010 Japan
“Jellyfish Bloomer” The bottom expands and shrinks depending on the occupancy situation wonderful unit for people who seek most open and transparent lifestyle.
“Trampoline Submarine” This unit is children’s paradise. It’s a fun underwater observatory in a clear bubble.
“Submarine Pills” Their lifestyle mainly revolves underwater totally submerged most of the time.
“Submarine Balls” The bottom lights up to help to navigate underwater perfect fit for a single individual who is tired of the busy New York life and wants to disappear from society.
HIGH DENSITY HYBRID
“Woven Views” Offers dynamic views of the waterfront and city stilts extend to the upper levels.
“Pan Opticon Nest” High density living at its finest where you can watch everyone else from within.
Precedent Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer Floating Houses 2001-2011 Ijburg, Netherlands
“Spirit of Germany” Found artifact that drifted to the shore, turned into a huge artist commune.
“Beijing Rock Villa” Modified with a branching net structure.
“Toy Eyes” Made out of container boxes from industrial site each unit can occupy a signle individual.
“Destruct Architecture” Modified New Museum by Sanaa + VDAB by BOB361 faux building representing famous architecture.
Precedent Norman Foster “Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy” 2006 Toronto, Canada
“Trays” rotating tray floors, their facade is made out of fish nets, concrete stilts are nothing special than other ones.
“The Office” Refurbishing old bridge structure and made into stilts for the office building.
SEDIMENTATION MODEL 24”x18” layered bristol
MODEL 36”x24” milled foam, plexi, folded paper, plant material
A series of hybrid housing types are proposed for the low to high density settlement of the marshy islands and bay’s edge. The houses’ unique adaptations to the landscape conditions and various inundation levels acknowledge the creative flexibility necessary to inhabit a changing landscape.
MODEL 12”x8” chip board low density marsh settlement
existing dredged channel
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The rhizomatic nature of the low density settlement responds to the shifting topography generated by the sediment catchers. The pontoon pathways hinge at their nodes and can adjust to optimize their position. Floating homes occupy the deeper outskirts whereas hybrid housing types take to the shallows.
High density settlement extends from the inhabited edges of Jamaica Bay along a boardwalk network that terminate in a series of boat launches and lookouts. Strategically located basins treat stormwater runoff and contribute to improving the overall water quality of the bay.
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CORE STUDIO, SPRING 2014 STUDIO ADVISOR: LUIS CALLEJAS SITE: DORCHESTER, MA
GLACIAL PROMENADE A social anchor with geologic presence for Olmsted’s historic Franklin Park
THE GREETING Parallel and contiguous Drives, Rides, and Walks, under rows of trees forming a Promenade or Meeting Ground of the Alameda type, half a mile in length. Frederick Law Olmsted General Plan for Franklin Park
The proposed promenade reinterprets the central Greeting that was never realized in the built park, taking inspiration from the site’s glacial past. With its expansive grounds and segmented programming, a central social anchor for the park is more necessary today than ever. The Glacial Promenade provides a physical and social anchor for the park, its form and topographic variation facilitating views and activity while referencing glacial landforms of the area. Olmsted’s 1885 vision for Franklin Park was a country park, a place to enjoy and contemplate the ‘natural
scenery’ in a burgeoning urban area. He envisioned the 527-acre park as a minimally programmed and cohesive space. However shortly after its conception, the park was parceled into various specific programs. The proposal replaces the central parking lot with a sinuous pedestrian promenade, ranging from 100-40 feet in width. The shape and width of the path allow for gathering and slowing down, rather than simply moving through. Along this walk, one encounters various spatial and topographic conditions, that serve to emphasize views of the park beyond. The size of the park is both its strength and its weakness, and the intervention seeks to provide moments of orientation for those who seek it. The incision acknowledges the value of the current programmable areas while providing a focal point for another type of passive occupation of the site and opportunities for community programming.
01 GEOLOGICALLY INSPIRED LANDFORMS
01 EAST ENTRANCE: kame, irregularly shaped glacial mound 02 AMPHITHEATER: kettle, a depression that forms in an outwash plain 03 PARK LOOKOUT: drumlin, an elongated ridge of glacial sediment
The entrance to the promenade is a condensed threshold of landform and trees, obscuring longer views. Once in the space, the path opens up to a wider, plaza like space with views of the entire promenade and the ballfields. An amphitheater marks the center of the path. Finally, one reaches the drumlin landform and overlook. The view from the overlook visually connects the site, and expands beyond the park boundaries by directing views to the Blue Hills Reservation, 6 miles away.
MODEL 14”x14” bristol
PROMENADE AND FIELD
CORE STUDIO, FALL 2014 STUDIO ADVISOR: SERGIO LOPEZ-PINEIRO PARTNER: LINH KIM PHAM SITE: CAPE COD CANAL, MA
SYNCING EDGE Transitioning the Cape Cod Canal from a site of control to contingency.
SYNCING EDGE proposes a series of strategic interventions, harnessing the conditions of the Cape Cod Canal in order to initiate a process of synchronization with current and projective occupations. Specifically, the project leverages tidal flows, sediment accumulation, and the ecologies and related potential economies of the site.
The site bisects the base of the Cape Cod peninsula. Before economic and military pressures transformed the site into a canal in 1914, it was the site of two rivers, one running north to Cape Cod Bay and the other south to Buzzardâ€™s Bay. Constructed as a means to avoid the dangerous waters around the end of the cape, expanding ship size and power render the canal functionally obsolete as global economic infrastucture. In light of its increasing economic obsolescence, the project choreographs its transition to a third phase of cultural and ecologic infrastructure. Rather than serving remote and global interests with a singularly focused approach, embodied by its hard edge, we propose a rearticulated edge that invites colonization and use of the waterbody
for the region. Moving away from the image of the hard-edged canal, we remapped the waterbody in terms of water speed, a key condition for rates of sedimentation and erosion, plant migration, and occupancy. We have situated the interventions to register existing conditions and catalyze the occupation of the edge, giving agency to existing ecologies on the site through our intervention.
The Cape Cod Canal is located at the base of the Cape Cod peninsula
DETAIL SECTION sedimentation and plant processes are detailed over time
SYNCING EDGE SITE PLAN mapping of water speed within the canal allows for strategically placed intervention [above] SITE PHOTOS and MODELED SITE PROCESSES
PAST-1914 Two Rivers
Ports along the eastern seaboard that are not being actively retrofitted are becoming economically obsolete as global shipping dimensions increase.
FUTURE Cultural&Ecological Waterway
INTERTIDAL PIPELINES replenish salinity in coastal marshes in order to buffer future storms.
FLOATING ISLANDS allow for temporal occupation of canalâ€™s edges, for fishermen and recreation.
GROYNES facilitate sediment deposition and beach formation at edges.
PERMEABLE PILE FIELDS lower coastal erosion while facilitating sediment transport.
COMPETITION ENTRY, SUMMER 2015 PROJECT ADVISOR: LIZ WILLIAMS, LSU FACULTY COLLABORATORS: LSU COASTAL SUSTAINABILITY STUDIO AWARD: SPECIAL MENTION: CONSTRUCTED ECOLOGIES, D3 NATURAL SYSTEMS COMPETITION
CONSTRUCTING DYNAMISM CONSTRUCTING DYNAMISM
Infrastructure catalyzing ecologic change in the Mississippi Delta
In the context of coastal land-loss and sea-level rise, Constructing Dynamism proposes infrastructure as ecologic agent, facilitating landscape change and human adaptation in the Mississippi Delta. The proposal retrofits the existing Highway 90 corridor as a multipurpose, responsive, cross-delta artery. In order to optimize the distribution of limited coastal resources such as freshwater, sediment, and capital, the project proposes an integrative hydrologic management system which addresses resource management, social support, and economic viability per individual watershed, rather than for the coast as a whole. Currently spanning the several disparate hydrologic basins and a part of the Southeast Louisiana infrastructural
network, Highway 90 is retrofitted and redesigned to function as both a transportation corridor and facilitator of economic and ecological vitality. Within a condition of increasing salinity, the foundation of the structure engages with tidal flux and rising sea levels. In the adjacent and increasingly freshwater basin, the structural intervals facilitate flows and eddies in order to encourage sediment deposition and land building. Rail and road connectors are integrated with distribution networks for freshwater and sediment. Producing a more flexible, diverse, and adaptive coastal region, infrastructure becomes a participatory agent within dynamic environmental and cultural conditions.
[left] Hydrologic basins define new management regimes, coordinating and optimizing a currently fragmented coast.
[above] Student publication I co-authored based on experiences in Louisiana. Defining resilience based on a shrimp fishermanâ€™s perspective.
[below] Effect of redistributing freshwater and sediment in two coastal basins.
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CORE STUDIO, FALL 2013 PETER BEARD DRAWING WORKSHOP PARTNERS: ALTHEA NORTHCROSS, RACHEL SCHNEIDER SITE: FORT POINT CHANNEL, MA
PILE PORTRAITS Profiling a ubiquitous urban material
PILE PORTRAITS details the changing face of a material as ubiquitous as it is unseen along the Boston shoreline and under the city’s oldest neighborhoods.
Pile-driven foundations were state of the art in the 1800’s, a period of great expansion and land-building in Boston’s history. Trees were sheared of their branches and driven upside-down into the newly dredged land until they reached terra firma. Close hand drawing of the pile profiles reveals not only the imprints and weathering of the pile as material, but also the rings and aberrations from the material’s life as a tree.
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CROSS SECTION pencil on bristol 15” x 15”