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SHAWN KOMLOS // SELECTED WORK // 2010 - 2014


SHAWN K0ML0S

801.915.6731 s.w.komlos@gmail.com


INDEX LOOSE FIT

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California College of the Arts // 2013 Advanced Studio: Andrew Kudless

INVISIBLE FIELDS RESEARCH CENTER

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SERPENTINE

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URCHIN

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LOFT & LEISURE

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FOOD PHASE

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O.P.X. - OFFICE OF PATENT EXCHANGE

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CRAFT & RESEARCH

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California College of the Arts // 2013 Advanced Studio: Peter Anderson & Oblio Jenkins // Collaborator: Jason An

California College of the Arts // 2013 Independent Study: Jason Kelly Johnson // Collaborator: Alex Woodhouse

California College of the Arts // 2013 Seminar: Mauricio Soto // Collaborator: Max Sanchez

California College of the Arts // 2012 Core Studio: Thom Faulders

University of Utah // 2010 Core Studio: Prescott Muir

California College of the Arts // 2013-2014 Thesis: Nataly Gattegno & Irene Cheng

Fabrication, Drawing, Models, & Analysis


LOOSE FIT Seattle, WA // 2013 // advisor: Andrew Kudless A regional ferry terminal and community makerspace on the city’s waterfront. Tethered along a pier which extends Seattle’s streets and sidewalks over the water of the Puget Sound are a changing collection of barges, ferries, sailboats, yachts, zodiacs, and kayaks. On the south side of the pier, cars are staged on floating platforms, awaiting passage to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. To the north, covered by the translucent roof overhead, are repurposed barges. Modified to be workshops, classrooms, event spaces, and more, they house the makerspace and public promenade extending into the harbor. The play between the fixed spine of the pier and flexibility of floating vessels becomes a system that allows for variation and adaptation within a designed organizational framework.


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Puget Sound Ferry System Cities along the region's waterfront are networked via the country's largest ferry system

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Experimental Craft An iterative series of egg-shaped objects served to develop a language of geometry and material logic as well as research into the maker culture which the program served. Honeycomb Frame

GEOMETRY SIMULATION

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Component Relations FIXED buoy

S1 - Winter Weekday FLEXIBLE tube

utility port

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catboat stall speedboat sloop catamaran water taxi barge-XS

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INVISIBLE FIELDS RESEARCH CENTER San Francisco, CA // 2013 // collaborator: Jason An // advisors: Peter Anderson & Oblio Jenkins A hands-on museum and also an active research center. The Invisible Fields Research Center is a satellite branch to San Francisco’s Exploratorium which leverages that organization’s same enthusiasm and engagement with science and the world around us. The Center focuses specifically on the natural and technological phenomena of electromagnetic fields as they are transmitted through cities and natural landscapes to create an unseen and highly variable network. Elevated on the saddle of Twin Peaks and adjacent to the nexus of broadcast antenna for the city, visitors and researchers alike discover, record, and visualize the invisible fields in open lab experiments and on the city below.


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Urban Context & Site The museum and research center is sited on Twin Peaks, San Francisco's TV and radio broadcast hub.

San Francisco

Twin Peaks

City Overlook Site

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AM, 1.7 mhz Short Radio Wave, 26.1 mhz TV Ch. 2-6, 88 mhz FM, 108 mhz TV Ch. 7-13, 220 mhz Cellular, 849 mhz GPS, 1575 mhz Deep Space Radio, 2300 mhz Wi-Fi, 5000 mhz

Broadcast Frequencies

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Cell Tower Transfer Sequence City Transect A five mile section cut through San Francisco studied the site's relationship to the city and how radio waves move through that airspace.

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Program & Form Program is organized in three categories: Exhibition, Research, and Interface. These spaces are arranged concentrically and carved by major site axes.

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Cores & Canopy Research labs are housed within concrete cores, surrounded by the exhibition hall and decks for launching data-collection balloons. The roof is constructed of composite panels supported by a 3D tube-steel truss.

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Material Performance Material choices were influenced by their opacity in the transmission of radio waves. Concrete creates islands of isolation for the research labs, while composite roof panels allow museum exhibits to track on-site electromagnetic fields.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL 1 F.R.P. Composite Roof 2 Steel Tube 3D Truss 3 Steel Columns 4 Perimeter Columns 5 Floor Deck 6 Concrete Core

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Collection & Display The Invisible Fields Research Center is less an archive, and more a hands-on experience of science and research in the city. Data is actively collected from sensor baloons lauched from the outdoor observation deck while the physics and media behind it are explained on display panels on the exhibition floor.

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SERPENTINE San Francisco, CA // 2013 // collaborator: Alex Woodhouse // advisor: Jason K. Johnson An experiment in real-time modelling interfaces, robotics, and extruded ceramic 3D printing. An effort to develop tools which overcome barriers between analysis, design, fabrication processes, and material artifacts. And a long-term goal of constructing a medium to large scale 3D printer. The collaborative project involved development of customtools including: a porcelain clay extrusion mechanism, the modification of an open source 3D printer, the scripting of algorithms to perform site analysis, form generation, toolpath calculation, and robotic control, and experiments in material mixtures. Clay was chosen for this prototype because of its scalability across applications from tabletop artifact, component, to possibilities of spatial enclosure itself.


From Site to Form

Step 1- site identified within context

Extrusion Toolpaths

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Step 2 - shadow volume used to determine building footprint

Step 3 - building envelope contours generated

Step 4 - structural toolpath generated from envelope contours


Integrated Workflow Research developed a workflow which would close gaps between digital and physical mediums and maintain design control from concept to fabrication. This became possible by developing a custom design and robotic control interface.

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URCHIN San Francisco, CA // 2014 // collaborator: Max Sanchez // advisor: Mauricio Soto A hovering vault. A translucent topography of conical peaks and sharp valleys. This design for a tensile membrane canopy above California College of the Art’s entrance courtyard activates the highly trafficked, yet underutilized space as a place for school events and everyday gathering. Urchin investigates the potentials of lightweight tensile membrane structures and their ability to address contemporary environmental issues. The project was designed both to provide shelter from rain and sun for the exposed courtyard, and to signal the dynamic activities inside the campus to the street outside


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Simulation Models A combination of exploratory physical models, generative digital iterations, and computational form-finding to simulate structural loading informed the final canopy design.

Simulation Result

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Vaulting Simulation

Social Density

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Fabrication Details Especially in lightweight membrane structures, the success of design expression lies in the details. Each unique connection and assembly was detailed exhaustively for performance and fabrication feasibility.

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LOFT & LEISURE San Francisco, CA // 2012 // advisor: Thom Faulders Housing for families, individuals, and urban opportunists. A new model for urban living in a neighborhood where of the clever use of discarded areas in the city’s fabric (a community farm on an abandoned freeway ramp, a beer garden run out of a shipping container in a parking lot, a coffee shop housed in a garage down an alley, art installations scattered along the string of vacant lots left by the double height freeway) has given the area a unique vibrancy. In response to the self-motivated co-opting of latent spaces and a restless entrepreneurial spirit collateral to it, the building’s units come in two general types. Residents choose between private apartments and the dispersed program of a shared live-work community. The residents of this hybrid living space favor resource sharing over individual privacy and sacrifice large living rooms and bedrooms for access to the shared workshop, studios, garden, and event spaces which punctuate the building. The building’s hybrid living spaces serve as the nexus of productive activity for the community, and its effects amplify the trend of urban improvement through its residents’ entrepreneurial efforts.


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McAllister St.

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Vacant Site Axis

Co-Opted Spaces

Composite Site Diagram


Hybrid Living Spaces

18750 s.f. dispersed living program kitchen - dining - event space - bath - workshop - studio - gallery 30 residents 625 s.f. / resident

Hybrid Dorms

3125 s.f. dorm bed - shared bath 30 residents 180 s.f. / resident

3BR - 11 Units

1875 s.f. three bedroom - two bath 3-6 residents 312-625 s.f. / resident

2BR - 17 Units

1250 s.f. two bedroom - one bath 2-4 residents 312-625 s.f. / resident

1BR - 8 Units

625 s.f. studio bedroom - one bath 1-2 residents 312-625 s.f. / resident

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FOOD PHASE Portland, OR // 2010 // advisor: Prescott Muir The Portland Culinary Institute, a foodie city’s nexus of culinary education. The residents and city of Portland embrace the community of the cycle of food: from the farm, to the table, and returning the raw materials back to the land. The Portland Culinary Institute serves as both a nucleus for collaboration and exploration within the local food cycle, as well as a conduit to facilitate education about farming, preparation, consumption, and perpetuation of the culinary arts. The building serves not only its students and faculty, but also the public, whom are invited into this process via a covered street corner plaza served by custom mobile vendor carts, a Portland culinary trademark.


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THE OFFICE OF PATENT EXCHANGE Bay Area, CA // 2014 // advisors: Nataly Gattegno & Irene Cheng This claim, as shown and described, includes rights to the operational and ornamental characteristics of a decentralized patent office, herein referred to as the Office of Patent Exchange (O.P.X.). Through combinations of spatial apparatus, each office supports activities including, but not limited to: exhibition and display of emerging inventions, education on processes of research, and oversight of the intellectual property process. Situated in an ambiguous territory mediating between accelerating technological invention, institutional control, and private versus public interests, the patent office has emerged as a site for re-imagining a democratized system of invention and the simultaneous experience of illumination and enchantment with new science.


US028187664B2 (12)

United States Patent Komlos et al.

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A BIOREMEDIATING DEVICE

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Inventor: Shawn Komlos, San Francisco, CA (US)

(73)

Assignee: California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA (US)

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Term: 5 Years Appl. No.: 28/638,527 Filed Oct. 24, 2023

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Patent No.:

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US 28,187,664 B2

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The operational and ornamental characteristics for a synthetic organism engineered for focused and iterative deep-soil phytoremediation. The claim retains novel attributed described herein as well as the invention’s genetic sequence, as shown and described.

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ABSTRACT The disclosure encompasses, among other aspects, mixed vegetative populations able to survive and proliferate in toxin and heavy metal contaminated urban brownfield sites and similar ecological habitats. In particular, the plant-like apparatus is designed to iteratively discover, extract, and sequester pre-programed compounds embedded in soil. The subsoil components of each live apparatus [Fig. 1] is embedded with depth-disposed roots, toxin extraction vesicles, and compound aware relay sensors. Supra-surface components [Fig. 1] attached to a fibrous stalk include GPS recierver growths for colony mapping and control, RFID tag bundles which relay extraction data from subsurface conditions, and seed proliferation flowers. The method for application is intended to function as follows: A selected urban site is evenly covered with a pioneer population of the bioremediating device seeds [Fig. 2a]. The juvenile pioneer colony develops GPS receiver antenna for tracking and extends roots vertically underground to seek for underground toxin and contaminant plumes [Fig. 2b]. Devices with roots which encounter contaminants trigger growth hormones which both initiates a rapid growth and reproduction sequence as well as initiating a toxin sequestration process [Fig. 2c]. Devices with roots which do not encounter site contaminant plumes expire to clear space for long-term planting. Through the described searching and switching process, successive generations of contaminant extracting devices procedurally concentrate in site territories requiring the most soil remediation [Fig 2d]. Through transmission via integrated GPS receivers and wireless communication technologies, live visualizations of subsurface contaminant conditions and toxin plumes are communicated in real time to monitoring software.

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US016264179A3 (12)

United States Patent Komlos et al.

(54)

CELL COLONY FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF WIFI DATA

(75)

Inventor: Shawn Komlos, San Francisco, CA (US)

(73)

Assignee: California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA (US)

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5 Years Term: Appl. No.: 34/759,524 Jan. 15, 2023 Filed

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Patent No.:

(45) Date of Patent:

US 16,264,179 A3

Feb. 06, 2024

Prior Publication Data US 2021,0340997 A1 Feb. 20, 2021

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Related U.S. Application Data Provisional application No. 16/642,258 filed on Nov. 16, 2022.

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A single cell organism which grows into expansive and interconnected populations as afforded by local habitat conditions for the explicit purpose of establishing distributed arrays of microcapacitor antenna for the broadcast and reception of wireless data signals. The synthetic cells continually grow from the boundaries of the population territory. At the mature cell stage, the cell walls and internal crystalline filament calcify into a dispersed metallic array which is capable of operating in place of a centralized antenna location. In field experiments, synthetic cell antenna populations have outperformed existing wireless internet antenna in both broadcast range and signal strength. Additionally, range and coverage of the invention continuously extend as the cell population increases in an exponentially correlated relationship.

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CLAIMS The claims herein described and represented include the informational and functional characteristics for a synthetic organism engineered for the production of a large surface area antenna installed via the growth of the inventor’s cell structure. The claim retains exclusive control of the antenna array cell invention’s genetic sequence, as well as any variations to that genome within a 99.98% similarity. The claims to genome exclusivity cover deviaton attributed to both replication-induced mutations and intentional manipulation of the nucleotide sequence.

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Distributed Site Network Radically departing from the traditional model of the United States Patent Office as a centralized and obscured bureaucracy, distant both physically and organizationally from the centers of innovation its intended to serve, the re-imagined Office of Patent Exchange (O.P.X.) is deployed on-site at active laboratories and research centers. At these integrated sites, the patent office has a newfound capacity not only to interface more seamlessly with inventors, but also to display to the public both new inventions as they emerge and the processes of developing new technology. Situated at this contested physical interface between public discourse and guarded confidentiality, the patent office engages in an act of spatial politics to supersede its judicial debate. This map depicts the network of O.P.X. sites in the San Francisco Bay Area devoted to the region's growing field of synthetic biology and genetics. O.P.X. interventions occupy the facades of the various locations of this research.

O.P.X. Site Types


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Building Components Intervening on the generic grid of windows found almost universally on lab typology buildings, the O.P.X. aggregates in layers which cross the existing faรงade, create new sectional connections and enclosure across it, and frame showcase views into the labs and their inventions.


The Patent Exchange From the latin root “patere” which means “to lay open”, a patent is fundamentally an exchange between an inventor and the public in which the inventor’s ingenuity and investment into research is rewarded with exclusivity, and more THE PATENT EXCHANGE importantly, the public and research community receives disclosure of the new invention and how it is made to instrumentalize and to support further innovation.

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Patent Office History Instigated by the America Invents Act of 2012, the United States Patent Office has initiated a process of regional distribution and technological specialization to be taken on by future incarnations of the government branch. The PATENT OFFICE TIMELINE O.P.X. carries this trend to its extreme limit. CENTRALIZED & GENERAL 1790 - 2012

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Typologies of Display DISPLAY AsTYPOLOGIES research into developing anOF appropriate spatial subject/object relationship for the display of new inventions in educational exhibitions to the public, research of historic typologies of displays of nature acted as important precedents. PANORAMA

FIG. 1- Zoo de Vincennes - Charles Letrosne

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FIG. 2 - Penguin Pool - Berthold Lubetkin

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O.P.X. Vessel Types There are five general categories of Vessels, the enclosed volumes through which the project interfaces with the research buildings. These volumes hold patent office and display spaces while carefully engaging with the host lab. INVENTION DISPLAY

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O.P.X. Deployment Phases The Office of Patent Exchange is deployed incrementally, growing across the building faรงade in three loosely defined stages. In this way, the displays and facilities grow along with the research that drives it and express the dynamic nature of research, discovery, and experimentation.

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Vessel 4 - Classroom


CRAFT & RESEARCH 2010-2014 // Installations, Fabrication, Models, & Analysis Projects which bracket the scale of the building from either side. Professional work designing and building pavilions, installations, models and interiors test the intersection and translation between digitization and built form. What new details and processes are possible given emerging means of production? How can designers exert more agency and control with their skills in modeling and information management? What workflows, tools, and technologies are necessary to realize desires in form and aesthetic? On the other side, research into the economies, cultures, histories, and geographies surrounding built form establishes an understanding of the tangled territory in which architecture resides. These tangential inquiries are not external to the discipline, but rather essential to shaping it.


The 6th Floor - Reception Desk 2010 - Plastik Banana Design Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT Involvement - design, modeling, fabrication, & installation The 6th Floor Desk is a showpiece reception desk, the focal point of a newly remodeled floor in the historic First Security Bank Building in downtown Salt Lake City. Inspirations for the wraparound desk’s textured surfaces are rooted in Utah’s natural landscape: the desert’s water sculpted sandstone mounds and the mountain’s shifting snow drifts. This flowing texture wraps freely from vertical to horizontal planes, while flattening out to preserve the desk’s functional work areas. Fabrication, completed entirely in house, demanded complex sectional, contour, and flip milling techniques. It is constructed of CNC milled wood and coated with a hardened epoxy finish.

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LTNBLT 2011 - Plastik Banana Design Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT Involvement - design, modeling, fabrication, & installation LTNBLT is an interactive light sculpture installed in a boutique toy store. Lit from within, the translucent panels of the three forms are activated when people approach the store's toy display sitting below the suspended piece. An iterative and parametrically defined approach to design allowed for experimental and efficient explorations of variations in both form and construction methods through the design process.

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Toy Store Installation

B- Threaded Rod

C- Pivot Mount

D- Resin Panels

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Model - Theater of Lost Species 2013 - Future Cities Lab - San Francisco, CA Involvement - design, modeling, fabrication, & installation Displayed at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the fall and winter of 2013, the carefully crafted model depicts the studio's design for a mobile archive of extinct species. all photos courtesy of Future Cities Lab

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THEATER OF LOST SPECIES // SUPRA-INLAY


Supra-Inlay Table 2013 - Future Cities Lab - San Francisco, CA Involvement - design, modeling, fabrication, & installation The first prototype in a flat-cut CNC furniture line, Supra-Inlay is crafted of three sheets of apple tree plywood and uses only slotted and notched, and inlaid connections. all photos courtesy of Future Cities Lab

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Cuiaba São Vicente Mine

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Gold 1500 kg/yr

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Au mercury pollution 150 km downstream area

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Mundo Novo

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Pantanal Wetlands 60,000 sq.mi.

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Alto Parana Titanium Mine 20 bn t ore reserve 500 k t/y expected

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Corumbá El Cerro Mutún Iron Ore 40 bn ton reserve

Mn Urucum Mineração mines + plant Manganese 1,700 k tons ore/yr

94,000 GWh/yr

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Itaipu Dam

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Ciudad del Este

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Foz Iguaçu

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Porto Murtinho

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Pedro Juan Caballero

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to Curtibia

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Yacyretá Dam 19,000 GWh/yr

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Asuncion Pet Pet

Iberá Wetlands

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Resource Extraction Geographies 2012 - CCA - Advisor: Christopher Roach From colonization through industrial development, the interior of South America has an long history of resource extraction. The mapping of these activities on two rivers, the Paraná and the Paraguay expose an industrialized megaregional landscape shaped by mining, energy generation, and international trade. The Paraná, just inland from Brazil's metropolitan coast, is heavily mechanized by dams, hydroelectric plants, and locks for industrialized irrigation and electricity infrastructure. In the interior, the Paraguay River and its string of port cities are the head of a trade network which ships extracted ore and minerals to feed rapid development far overseas.

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country boundary

hydroelectric plant

wetland area

dam

inland water area

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power line

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urban center

river

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port

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shipping route

Fe processing facility

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Engineered Determinism of the Landscape RIVER TRANSPORTATION - Barge Morphology - Rio Paraguay - San Nicolas, AR

MINING -Urucum Mineração - Manganese Mine + Plant - Corumba, BR

HYDROELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY - Itaipu Dam - Foz do Iguaçu, BR

to Corumbá

settling pond LAGO ITAIPU

GENNERATION PLANT

highway

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mine roads

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facility buildings

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640’ dam

NATURAL FLUVIAL COURSE

penstock turbine 150’

STRAIGHTENED + DREDGED COURSE

generator >15’ 100’

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138 kv

69 kv

RESOURCE EXTRACTION GEOGRAPHIES

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Paraguay River

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Iberá Wetlands

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Local Impact - Cerro Muntun Mining Operation

MINE DEVELOPMENT AGENTS BOLIVIA - ESM (La Empresa Siderúrgica del Mutún) state backed mining company $300 million CHINA - CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK government development loan $100 million INDIA - JINDAL STEEL private mining corporation $2.5 billion projected now defaulting on investment

PARAGUAY RIVER PUERTO SUÁREZ iron processing

IIRSA Natural Gas Pipeline

PANTANAL WETLANDS 60,000 sq.mi. wetlands 12 distinct ecosystems 15,000 plant + animal species

PUERTO QUIJARO shipping

IRON MINING PRESCEDENT Carajás Mine, Pará, BR

CORUMBÁ port + urban center

HYDROVIA IIRSA dredging + channelization project

BOL IV BRA IA ZIL

EL CERRO MUTÚN iron ore deposit 40 bn ton reserve open pit mine

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Spomenik - Yugoslavia's Forgotten Monuments 2012 - Travel & Research - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, & Croatia Collaborator - Laura Hardy, Bailey Traveling Fellow As research for an article and photo essay published in the architecture journal Dialectic, eight monuments distributed across the landscape of former Yugoslavia were studied, visited, drawn, and photographed. Constructed as nationalist memorials to the events of WWII, but now standing in states of neglect and decay, the monuments bear physical evidence of the region's turbulent history.

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KOSMAJ

KADINJAČA

JASENOVAC

OSTRA

KORČANICA

TJENTIŠTE


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