HEALING IN A WAR TORN NATION CULTIVATING A RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT IN AFGHANISTAN A MASTER’S PROJECT PRESENTED BY:
RYAN P. BALL
Agriculture Cit y
Taloqan Rive Taloqan River
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.
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 poplar grove  heavy duty cloth straps  bent poles tethered together  water resistant waxed cloth
 water resistant waxed cloth  small poplar poles tethered at corners  large poplar poles  heavy duty cloth straps  quick release clips  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
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.
WASTE MANAGEMENT ZONE POPLAR GROVE
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
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
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.