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THE HEALTHY CITY | URBAN SOS COMPETITION URBAN DESIGN PYRAMID LAKE | PAIUTE INDIAN RESERVATION LANDSCAPE ART INSTALLATION EAST PALO ALTO SEA LEVEL RISE MASTERPLAN
PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC SPACE // WELLINGTON WATERFRONT ABSTRACT MODELLING GROUND UP PUBLICATION GRAPHIC DESIGN
CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS LINE DRAWINGS
FINANZGARTEN // MUNICH BASTION Urban Park
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THE HEALTHY CITY // OAKLAND One in every two Americans has a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease. The team’s project aims to connect communities suffering from high rates of chronic diseases to the physical spaces and resources of healthcare providers. The team establishes a series of “loops” that open healthcare campuses to local residents, and encourage people to seek out healthy food options, urban nature and active recreation. PROJECT MEMBERS Vincent Agoe - Derek Lazo - Serena Lousich Sarah Skenazy - Mark Wessels WHERE Oakland, CA - Kaiser Permanente Medical Campus FOR Finalists for UrbanSOS AECOM International Competition
GRAPHIC: Through evaluation processes we have identified multiple loops that cohesively connect the medical campus to transit, nature, and food, with the
vision that this would be a collaboration with local businessâ€™s and local entities.
Bus Stops Greenspace
Kaiser Medical Campus Walkable Mixed Use Neighborhood
GOOD FOOD LOOP Connecting medical facilities with parks gives access to recreation and rehabilitation for patients, staff and neighbors.
ACTIVITY LOOP Connecting medical facilities with healthy food and walkable shopping district. Enabling healthy eating and community connection.
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NATURE LOOP Connection to natural areas such as urban creeks reduces stress and speeds healing.
HIGH INCIDENCE OF CHRONIC DISEASE DIABETES LIFE EXPECTANCY MEDIAN INCOME OAKLAND HILLS
KAISER MEDICAL CAMPUS LIFE EXPECTANCY MEDIAN INCOME WEST OAKLAND
73 YRS $41K
83 YRS $129K
OBESITY CHRONIC ASTHMA HEART DISEASE
TOP The life expectancy gap between a child growing up in Oakland and a child growing up in the Oakland Hills is 10 years, due to chronic disease, food deserts, and lack of transit options. We seek to address this health disparity through our scalable model of the Healthy City Loops.
potential to have better linkages to their adjacent amenities and services.
BOTTOM Diagrammatic explanation of the Kaiser Activity Loop, with the vision of residents, Kaiser staff and patients and families being able to utilise the series of moments along this loop that encourage recreational activity.
HIGH INCIDENCE OF CHRONIC DISEASE DIABETES
KAISER MEDICAL CAMPUS
OBESITY CHRONIC ASTHMA HEART DISEASE
Alta Bate Summit Medical Center
Highland General Hospital
AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit Line Bay Area Rapid Transit Heavy Rail
1-mile Catchment Area Additional Healthcare Campuses
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NAT P LOO URE TOP Rhino Model of our project site showing the vision of the Activity loop aiming to achieve two things: 1. A way-finding tool with a series of moments in order to bring people to and from Mosswood Park and the Kaiser Oakland Medical Campus 2. Activate the edges of Mosswood Park and Kaiser Medical campus to create a visual connection for adjacent communities.
DISTRICT SCALE: Vision of 3 loops as a way-finding tool to adjacent amenities and services. Opportunity to connect to transit + bring health services outside, to educate the public on health and the built environment.. Credit to Derek Lazo
PILOT PROJECT: A proposed gateway showing the loop emerge into a â€œmomentâ€? as a proposition to be active. Also a visual key that something is different here. Credit to Derek Lazo.
IMAGES Site visit images of a transect from the sky to the earth, picturing the iconic Pyramid Lake.
ODYSSEY AND MYTH// PYRAMID LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION The site is in Nevada on the Paiute Pyramid Lake Indian reservation, where my partner and I have proposed to create a Landscape as Narrative inspired by the mythology of the Paiute Indians. We wanted to bring the Outsider and give power to the Insider to be able to educate them on a new story that we uncovered: the lake drying up due to water being taken for irrigation, we wanted people visiting Pyramid Lake to know that there is a story here and a reason to protect it, to feel connected to it, whoever you are. We explored this through the idea of an art installation that would metaphorically tell the untold story of Lake Winemucca. PROJECT MEMBERS Serena Lousich and Derek Lazo WHERE Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Washoe Co. Nevada FOR UC Berkeley masters deisgn studio
LEFT TEXT: Our interpretation of an untold story/myth about the drying up of Lake Winemucca. DRAWINGS: Hybrid Drawings of the two mythologies that interested us. (Left: Water Babies Myth by Serena Lousich, Right: Stone Mother Myth by Derek Lazo)
SECTION STUDY: Schematic section study of the installation, showing the width, height and angle change of topography as you move through the installation..
INSTALLATION MODEL: Rendered Section model of our installation. The ability to pick this up and move through our five segments of narrative.
PERSPECTIVES: Sequential perspectives moving through the installation highlighting our five key moments in the myth. Storytelling through topography and tectonics.
PLANTING PLAN Projection (5yr)
PLANTING DETAIL KEYNOTES: PLANTING AND LANDSCAPE 1.1 Seedbank planting 1.2 Shrub planting next to cor-ten steel wall 1.3 Tule reed planting with edging
SHRUB REFERENCE NOTES 1. All area disturbed due to construction activity, will be re-vegetated as shown on planting plan.
PLANT KEY LEGEND SYMBOL
Wyoming big sagebrush
1’ spacing between bunches
Krascheninnikovia lanata + 2 Delphinium andersonii
Winterfat Anderson’s larkspur
PERENNIALS Ericameria nauseaosa ssp. nauseosa var. speciosa
ANNUAL Camissonia boothii ssp. boothii
TULE REED PLANTER
CORTEN-WALL SHRUB PLANTING
EAST PALO ALTO // ACQUIRE - RESTORE - CRAFT
Located in East Palo Alto, sea level rise threatens a low socioeconomic community. The main philosophies of our project was how do we let the water in but in a responsible manner that is sensitive to the current residents of East Palo Alto but also realistic with the perils and excitement of living close to the bay. Acquire - Restore - Craft, seeks to acquire land, restore crucial habitat and craft new means of living, progressively and methodologically through time and sea level rise height, creating dynamic transitions that would transform into each other over time. PROJECT MEMBERS Serena Lousich & Annaliese Chappa WHERE East Palo Alto, San Francisco CA FOR UC Berkeley masters design studio
TITLE PAGE Bayshore trail section with potential habitat underneath floating platform
DIAGRAMS Showing bay area sea level rise using GIS in relation to our site in the South Bay.
MASTERPLAN A snapshot of our proposed design during the current flooding events. AXONS Rhino and Photoshopped models of â€œsnippetsâ€? in our design of the various methods and typologies we are using to let water be a part of everyday living.
Water Movement Diagram
Current Marsh Habitat
Proposed Marsh Habitat
THIS PAGE Birds-eye showing before and after of sea level rise with proposed design
THIS SPREAD: Section Perspective of broken levee and proposed development.
GROUND UP JOURNAL // GRAPHIC EDITOR IS the student journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at University of California at Berkeley. IS an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis. IS an examination of a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues. ISSUE 06 - Of Process - Graphic Editor ISSUE 07 - Consequence - Lead Graphic Editor http://groundupjournal.org/
THIS PAGE In charge of hand drawn icons throughout the journal for Issue 06: Of Process.
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KINETIC FIELDS MICAELA BAZO + STEPHANIE LIN
ABOVE a composite of 50 static frames reveals the dynamic nature of a moving shoreline: The dynamic line of suspended spheres plays with the tension between land and water at the edge of the San Francisco Bay.
The relationship between tides and shorelines is abstracted to a planispheric water line. This in turn determines the location of buildings and infrastructure, jurisdiction boundaries and a long list of policies that affect the natural and built environment. Storm events and global changes in climate patterns have exposed the tension between dynamic landscapes
and their static representations. Given current projections for sea level rise, it will be ever more important to find new ways to visualize landscapes in different time scales. In this
context, the installation of lighted spheres was an experiment of dynamic landscape visualization.
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Landscapes are often reduced to static representations for ease of interpretation. However, our environment is composed of interacting kinetic fields. Some of these are harder to observe with the naked eye and even harder to isolate for study. Our objective was to render these fields visible. With the concept of the kinetic field in mind, we sought to engage the unique movements present at our local shoreline in a night installation of helium balloons and LED lights. We prepared a basic toolkit for the installation: 1983 VW van, helium tank, 36-inch balloons, LED lights, cotton string, 6-pack IPA, pen, paper, and camera.
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Just as ecological systems are created by stochastic events, our installation became the lively result of both planned and spontaneous moments. The van served as a mobile prep station for the installation and allowed us the option to relocate our operation when necessary. Deployed under the Harvest Moon, the balloons quickly drew other wanderers of the night—skinny dippers and security guards—curious at the wonderment of balloons anchored along the shore. We set each balloon at the instantaneous boundary between land and water. The balloons served as a temporary field of light objects in motion, moved by the kinetic forces of wind, water, and the overlooking moon. The resulting kinetic field formed a swaying mass above us that moved with an animate rhythm.
The balloons served as a temporary field of light objects in motion, moved by the kinetic forces of wind, water, and the overlooking moon.
As a literal projection of sea level rise, the installation allowed us to abstractly visualize and experience the shoreline in novel ways— as a surreal floating volume, a waving pulse, a collection of warm lights in the sky.
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What started off as a balloon flying free thirty feet in the air became a balloon pulled down into the water, its string overtaken and awash by the weight of seaweed, ten feet behind the new water line.
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Ours is a time of bleak reports: our shorelines flooded and receding, our lives globally connected yet increasingly divided, and our human rights worn thin. Consequence seems to precipitate from every action, and every action seems to answer an earlier consequence. But time and time again, we see opportunity arise from uncertainty. In a moment thickened by narratives of crisis, we are continually challenged to define, preserve, and expand the agency of landscape and our work within it.
What of Consequence?
GROUND UP Issue 07 will explore landscapes of consequence, the consequence of landscape, and the attendant responsibilities (or, ‘responseabilities’) of design discourse and practice.
Of What Consequence?
Consequence of What?
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Ours is a time of bleak reports: our shorelines flooded and receding, our lives globally connected yet increasingly divided, and our human rights worn thin. Consequence seems to precipitate from every action, and every action seems to answer an earlier consequence. But time and time again, we see opportunity arise from uncertainty. In a moment thickened by narratives of crisis, we are continually challenged to define, preserve, and expand the agency of landscape and our work within it.
GROUND UP seeks voices from fields of landscape architecture, architecture, the arts, planning, geography, and beyond. Scholarly, poetic, or artistic, submissions may include, but are not limited to, design proposals (speculative or built), interviews, interdisciplinary research, artistic expression, and student work of all kinds. Written entries of up to 3,000 words with accompanying images are highly encouraged.
GROUND UP Issue 07
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will explore landscapes of consequence, the consequence of landscape, and the attendant responsibilities (or, ‘responseabilities’) of design discourse and practice.
Have an audio, video, or GIF that addresses issues of ‘consequence?’ We welcome digital contributions for inclusion in our online content. Limit of 50 MB. Submissions are due January 5, 2018 at 6PM Pacific Standard Time. Email submissions to email@example.com, and make sure to include “Issue 07 Call for Submissions” in the subject line.
THIS PAGE Lead Graphic Editor for the call for submissions for Issue 07: Consequence.
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BASE Landscape Architecture is a multi-talented and omnicurious design firm with expertise from concept to construction, with offices in Portland and San Francisco. BASE was co-founded by principal designers Patricia Algara (MLA UC Berkeley) and Andreas Stavropoulos (MLA UC Berkeley). Other members of the BASE team include principal Sutter Wehmeier (MLA UC Berkeley) and designer Natalie Martell (MLA Kansas State University).
Sylvia Baumgartner received her masterâ€™s of architecture degree from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where she currently teaches as a visiting lecturer. Her work aims to understand and represent the multifaceted relationship between the built and natural environments, and the moments where these territories overlap. Sylvia is cofounder of the research collaborative Exploratory Notions, and the design collective /SCOPE.
Michael Beggs is a candidate in the M.Arch. degree at UC Berkeley. A former member of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, he has contributed to exhibitions and publications on Josef Albers, the Bauhaus, and Black Mountain College. He maintains a multimedia artistic practice that includes photography and collage.
01 Kofi Boone is an associate professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University College of Design. Professor Boone focuses on the changing nature of communities and developing tools for enhanced community engagement and design. Through scholarship, teaching, and extension service, Professor Boone works in the landscape context of environmental justice and explores new media as a means of increasing community input in design and planning processes.
Tiago Torres Campos is a Portuguese landscape architect and assistant professor at the University of Edinburgh. He has published internationally and founded CNTXT Studio, a researchby-design platform focusing on the study of landscape and its intersections with architecture, art, design, and digital media. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Architecture by Design.
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METIS is an atelier for art, architecture, and urbanism, founded by Mark Dorrian and Adrian Hawker at the University of Edinburgh in 1997. They aim to connect architectural teaching, research, and practice in the production of rich, multi-layered works that resist immediate consumption. Their book Urban Cartographies was published in 2002, and their work has been presented worldwide in exhibitions, lectures, and discussions. http://www.metisarchitecture.comhis sculptures and installations in Brooklyn, Japan, France and California, and will be featured in the 2016 deCordova Biennial. www.fritzhorstman.com
Heena Gajjar is a landscape designer at Sasaki Associates in Watertown, MA. She earned her MLA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and was a University Olmsted Scholar in 2015. Heena is interested in the study of emerging ecologies resulting from current urbanization trends.
16 Bobby Glass completed his MLA from UC Berkeley in 2011, soon after which he began to host Space Open gatherings intended as a space for art making and group. His artwork is sparked by excursions into the broader landscape that evoke outdoor multi-media experimentation and poetry to catalogue these sensory experiences. He teaches at UC Berkeley and practices ecological design and engineering at Hyphae Design Lab.
PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC SPACE // WELLINGTON
This project was an abstract communication of Wellington’s port site exploring the boundaries between public and private space with the attention to harsh man-made structures next to the fluidity of the sea and foreboding topography behind it. 2m - 1m hanging structure. The structure photographed explores the feelings we experienced on site, something static and ‘‘off-limits,’ step inside where we felt enclosed due to the Private nature of the site but you start to understand that the harsh objects from a far have a sense of motion and a sense of variety that was not evident before, being able to temporarily manipulate the structure by pushing and pulling at it was part of this experience, PROJECT MEMBERS Serena Lousich, Shu Xie, William Hatton and Maddie Palmer WHERE Wellington, New Zealand FOR Victoria University of Wellington Bachelors design studio
CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS + MULTI MEDIA DRAWING Two examples of integrated construction within landscape architecture projects. 1. A Forest experience in one of the rare remnants of Podacarp forests in New Zealand, part of the Wakefield ecological town plan. 2. A different play on the Moses bridge project in the Netherlands, heavily inspired by the original and in the original setting. Multimedia Planting Drawings
For parts with 4pt connections, an added connection, The steel is mostly hidden to still have the seamless effect.
Steel Plates that are nailed into Timber to create a seamless point connection
Steel Drift Pins
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3 POINT TIMBER JOINT DETAIL
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Steel Plate Bracket
Steel Plate Bracket
Anchor Bolt Anchor Bolt
Steel Bracket Welded onto Plate
CORNER ROPE FIXING DETAIL
CORNER ROPE FIXING DETAIL
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Reinforced Concrete Pile
Cor-Ten Steel Bike Ramp
Cor-Ten Steel Retaining Ste
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Steel Post - Set in Concrete Pile
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Cor-Ten Steel Retaining Wall
A.4 06 Cor-Ten Steel Retaining Steps - set in concrete pile
Concrete Pile Perforated Pipe
AXO 1 SCALE 1:50 BRIDGE // SOIL SECTION
AXO 2 BRIDGE // CANTILEVE
Cantilever Seat Cor-Ten Steel
Earth Original Water Line
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SCALE 1:50 ER SEAT WATER SECTION
Cantilever Seat Cor-Ten Steel Stainless Steel C-Beam Cantilever (Every 1000mm)
Steel Post (Every 1m) Carbon Fibre Pontoon
Steel Float Brackets Concrete Pile
AXO 3 SCALE 1:50 BRIDGE // FLOATING WATER SECTION
Floating Platform Walkway
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Cor-Ten Steel welded (prefabricated) -walkway -seat
Copper Heavy-duty Hinge with bolts
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EXPLODED AXO 4 CANTILEVER SEAT
Stainless Steel welded cantilever C-beam (Prefabricated)
Stainless Steel Stringers
Stainless Steel Welded Arch Brackets
Hollow Carbon Fibre Pontoons
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A total European historical context, quaint, dynamic topography, heavy vegetation and fierce public space competition. The Finanzgarten, formerly known as Dichtergarten (Poets garden) is a site layered with history. Our project looked at bringing back the former fortifications and redifining the interpretation of a fortification whilst being sensitive to the topography, existing protected vegetation and the adjacent famous parks. We looked at repurposing the fortifications; to become just as dynamic in use as the site and city of Munich itself. PROJECT MEMBERS Serena Lousich, Stefan Schliessel, Sebastion Voelkel WHERE Finanzgarten, Munich, Germany FOR Technical University of Munich masters design studio
1. Breaking the Bastion [Access]
1. Viewing from the Bastion [Surveilance]
1. Playing with the Bastion [Interaction]
1. Historical Bastion
3. Outside Views + Access
2. Conform to Topography
4. Inward Viewing Pockets
TOP Examples of programming interaction with the re-imagined bastion DIAGRAMS Showing our design process in dictating the shape of our final design 5. Bastion Re-imagined
TOP Close up plan of Southwest section of design
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