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HEALING IN A WAR TORN NATION CULTIVATING A RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT IN AFGHANISTAN A MASTER’S PROJECT PRESENTED BY:

RYAN P. BALL


SITE

Tajikistan

Takhar Afghanistan

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Taloqan River

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deforestation one day traveling distance two day traveling distance

The environment of Afghanistan is a wasteland slowly undergoing reclamation . The province of Takhar shows some of the most devastating deforestation and desertification in the country losing nearly all of their forests.


SITE CHARACTER

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grove tent

[1] poplar grove [2] heavy duty cloth straps [3] bent poles tethered together [4] water resistant waxed cloth

roof tent

[1] water resistant waxed cloth [2] small poplar poles tethered at corners [3] large poplar poles [4] heavy duty cloth straps [5] quick release clips [6] existing roof


SITE AERIAL VIEW

The aerial perspective displays the culmination of the development of all systems and their functions. The transition from desert to oasis exhibits the potential for small urban sites to become resilient landscape systems.


TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC RESTORATIVE GARDEN POMEGRANATE GROVE

GRAPE ARBOR

WATER FOUNTAIN

MOVEABLE SEATING

WATER WELL ACCESS

Perspective looking towards the Tuberculosis Clinic main entrance. A restorative garden space provides outdoor space for both patients and families visiting.


SHADE STRUCTURES GRAPE ARBOR

ROOF GARDEN STAIRWELL

WINTER BUILDING EXHAUST / SEATING

The rooftop gardens are the final stage in the site development. An empty unused space becomes the premiere gathering space of the site offering an assortment of private outdoor rooms with moveable and built-in seating.


PISTACHIO GROVE

WASTE MANAGEMENT ZONE POPLAR GROVE

PISTACHIO GROVE

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Perspective looking towards the Malaria Clinic from the rear of the site. Gridded tree plantings provide structural support for seasonal privacy tents.


IRRIGATION CANAL IRRIGATION CANAL WITH CHECKDAMS

MAIN IRRIGATION CANAL

POPLAR GROVE

REMOVABLE BRIDGES

Perspective looking towards the area behind the malaria clinic, the most secluded area on site. Water is the organizing element with irrigation canals and a water feature creating sounds and movement in this shaded retreat.


MALARIA CLINIC RESTORATIVE GARDEN MAIN GATEWAY POPLAR GROVE

COVERED WAITING AREA

IRRIGATION CANAL

The malaria clinic waiting areas have a heavy tree canopy that create a calmer private space. Additional privacy is provided with the addition of privacy screens interspersed within the trees to create small private group spaces expanding the capacity of the waiting areas.


Healing in a war torn nation