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Palliated landscapes

Revitalizing Lost Kingdoms


Palliated landscapes

Revitalizing Lost Kingdoms

Through architectural design and thinking, this project aims to restore landscapes that have been lost due to man made environments, while providing aid to living species as well as enhancing human experience within nature.

Documentation by:

CESAR REYES A masters research project presented to the Graduate School of Architecture and Community Design at the University of South Florida in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Architecture.

Thesis chair :

Nancy Sanders Professor of Architecture University of South Florida

Thesis committee :

Josue Robles Professor of Architecture University of South Florida

Stan Russell Professor of Architecture University of South Florida


DEDICATIONS To my loving parents Words will never express the gratitude i feel towards you. Thank you for the guidance, support and love throughout this journey. Because of you my dreams live on, and i will forever cherish that.

To my classmates You have all made the last 4 years the best ones of my life. Thank you for sharing the important moments through this program, but most importantly for your presence during times of struggle. The bond created will live on forever.

To my family Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement that kept me going through the long nights in studio. This achievement is not only mines but yours as well.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS To all the professors who have tought me throughout these 4 years, i say thank you. Thank you for the guidance and push to succeed not only in the classroom but in my professional career as well. I would personally like to thank Michael LeMieux, your dedication to teach and offer your knowledge to students is imperative. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and for the help throughout the years as an SACD student. I would like to personally thank my thesis chair Nancy Sanders, your indescribable willingness to teach and improve my understanding of architecture is something i will always be grateful for. Thank you for believing in me throughout my thesis, but most importantly, guiding me to become the designer and thinker I am today.


Table of Content FORMICIDAE ||

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Ants Design Methodology

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Design Adaptability 18 Design Effect

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Graphical Interpretation

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Birds Design Methodology

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Design Adaptability 34 Design Effect

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Graphical Interpretation

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SOCIAL INVESTIGATION ||

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Physical construct The Above and Below Sectional study

THE TRANSITION ||

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From Nature

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For Nature

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SITE ||

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Site selection

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Migration patterns Bio-diversity hotspots Abandoned mines

Site visit

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Site analysis

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Ponential Journey Potential programmatic spaces Potential Circulation

PALLIATED LANDSCAPE ||

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Forgotten scars The lost habitat

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A place of rest

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The reuse of remnants

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Trace of existence

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Sanctuary of hope

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A glimpse into the future

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Conclusion

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Final rendering. 74 Fall season.


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Final rendering. Summer season. 76


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Final rendering. Spring season. 78


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Final rendering. Summer season. 80


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Final rendering. Summer season. 82


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True Biotechnologies. San Fransisco: Sierra Club Books, 2004. Print

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says on Architecture and Nature. Zürich: ETH, 2008. Print.

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List of figures fig. 01

Antill aluminum cast (by author)

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Karatay, Mehmet. Safari Ants. Digital image. N.p., 02 Nov. 2015. Web. 03 Apr. 2018. <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Safari_ants.jpg>.

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Doroshenko, Oleg. The Big Anthill in the Woods. Digital image. N.p., 13 July 2013. Web. 15 Apr. 2018. <https://depositphotos.com/29017895/anthill.html>.

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Diagram of circulation and spacial connection within an ant nest (by author)

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Prazeres, Miguel. What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next. Digital image. N.p., 13 Sept. 2013. Web. 16 Apr. 2018. <nextnature.net>.

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Peerasith Chaisanit. Red Ants Build Home in Teamwork. Digital image. N.p., 21 July 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2018. <www.123rf.com/photo_28873583_red-ants.html>.

fig. 07 Shane Lynn. Antracks. Digital image. N.p., 14 Dec. 2006. Web. 15 Apr. 2018. <http://antracks.martinstumpe.com/example2.html>.

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Diagram of space and movement within an ant nest (by author)

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Diagram of space, movement, and circulation within an ant nest (by author)

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“Continuity/elevation/climb” Graphycal translation of ants nest (by author)

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“Volume/Capasity/Opportunity” Graphycal translation of ants nest (by author)

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“Flow/Movement/Course/Drift” Graphycal translation of ants nest (by author)

fig. 13 Young, Sarah. Nettie. Digital image. N.p., 2017. Web. 04 Apr. 2018. <http://www. emerymcclure.com/nettie/>.

fig. 14 One More Shot Rog. Masked Weaver Bird. Digital image. N.p., 25 Sept. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2018. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/onemoreshotrog/22480754031>.

fig. 15 TodaysHomePage. WEAVERBIRD NESTS. Digital image. N.p., 09 Jan. 2018. Web. 20 Apr. 2018. <http://www.todayshomepage.com/>.

fig. 16 Hadwick, Peter. The Bird That Builds Nests So Huge They Pull Down Trees. Digital image. N.p., 13 July 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2018. <ww.wired.com>.

fig. 17 Demeres, Gilles. Sociable Weaver Bird Nest. Digital image. N.p., 20 Oct. 2009. Web. 19 Apr. 2018. <http://www.pbase.com/image/120665632>.

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“Flow/Movement/Course/Drift” Graphycal translation of ants nest (by author)

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“Boundary/Outline/Margin” Graphycal investigation of birds nest (by author)

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“Social structure/System/Arrangement” Graphical investigation of birds nest (by author)

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“Trajectory/Guide/Displacement” Graphical investigation of birds nest (by author)


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Aluminum cast model investigates underground intervention (by author)

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Aluminum cast model investigates underground intervention (by author)

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Spacial node investigating intervention in water (by author)

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Spacial node investigating intervention ON topography (by author)

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Spacial node investigating intervention WITHIN topography (by author)

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Section drawing of Nodes displacement within the landscape (by author)

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Ma, Michelle. Interactive Map Shows Where Animals Will Move under Climate Change. Digital image. N.p., 02 May 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2018. <http://www.washington.edu>. The Nature Conservacy. Birds Biodiversity Hotspots. Digital image. N.p., 2017. Web. 13 Apr. 2018. <https://sites.google.com/site/islandecology2017/home/cape-fear-river-basin>.

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ESRI. Virginia Abandoned Coal Mine Feature Inventory. Digital image. Http://vadmme.maps. arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap N.p., 05 Apr. 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2018.

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Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Google map Image. Fort Chiswell, Virginia. Abandoned mine (by author)

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Site analysis diagram of possible trajectories of site (by author)

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Site analysis diagram of spacial conditions and qualities of site (by author)

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Site analysis diagram of existing vegetation within site (by author)

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1st final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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1st final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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1st final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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1st final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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2nd final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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2nd final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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2nd final section model of intervention plan view 1/16” scale (by author)

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2nd final section model of intervention 1/16” scale (by author)

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Final site model 1/50” scale (by author)

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Final site model 1/50” scale (by author)

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Final site model 1/50” scale (by author)

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Final site model 1/50” scale (by author)

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Final site drawing 1/100” scale (by author)

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Final section 1/100” scale (by author)

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Final section 1/100” scale (by author)

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1st Final rendering (fall) (by author)

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1st Final rendering (summer) (by author)

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2nd Final rendering (spring) (by author)

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2nd Final rendering (summer) (by author)

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3rd Final rendering (summer) (by author)

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3rd Final rendering (winter) (by author)

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10 years final site prediction (by author)

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20 years final site prediction (by author)

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50 years final site prediction (by author)


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Cesar Reyes | PALLIATED LANDSCAPES | USF SACD // Thesis Document  

An analysis of Animal Architecture with an emphasis on rescuing the origin of it's existence.

Cesar Reyes | PALLIATED LANDSCAPES | USF SACD // Thesis Document  

An analysis of Animal Architecture with an emphasis on rescuing the origin of it's existence.

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