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Desoto park design– amphibian island chain in Mississippi river

PERSPECTIVE

 

ANALYSIS

PLAN

STRUCTURE

ELEVATION

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plan of Qingshan park design

perspective of Taizhou waterfront park

Baton Rouge visitor center landscape design

ANALYSIS

PLAN

SECTION

Site: 0.006 changing habitat

Trees, barges and floater serve as buffer to the rushing river.

Egret’s habitat has been emmerged by water

Rising water connect all small pits

Most fishes still gathered in the pits

Site : 0.006_dynamic habitat

I want to explore the ecological system which includes bird, fish, plant, micro-organism and the proof of the changing habitat. I want to define the changing space of habitat system which was shaped by the important parametric– water. And I also need to define the edge between changing and stable areas.

I will photograph the mark of change as proof, but mainly the outcome will be different areas define on the base map, combined with mark of water level.

Project 3 summation– start of project 4

Although my digital model is so abstract, it still take lots of work of programming. It simply turns everything into math. The exciting thing lies in the process of decode and code, and to make ideas come true step by step (though only in digital form). And I truly realize the importance of having a nice computer.

To work with nature is to work with uncertainty, especially at such dynamic sites as desoto park. Too many forces comes and goes, interacting with each other. Our landscape is shaped by numerous of tiny incidents in different scales.  We human as visitors, are too careless and limited to catch all those incidents. The design should add in to and influence that course of countless incidents.

Infinite Future– Possibility of Grasshopper and urbanization

This amazing gif picture is generated by locust, a plug-in of grasshopper, which itself is a plug-in for rhino. The function of locust is to imitate birds or insect Swarm intelligence. It can imitate different types of behaviors such as seek, avoid, wander, cohesion, record the positions of each individual and their path. Isn’t it exciting to design a building reshapes itself to let the bird flow through or a waterscape shaped by fish? Or even more, to imitate the swarm behavior of human being to design architecture and landscape?

But the possible danger of grasshopper or any digital design technique also lies here–to equal human with emotionless dots. Many digital designs I’ve seen lack human scale. They are driven by the idea that house is living machine, or any other kinds of functional machine. The harder we try to imitate human being in digital ways, maybe the further we are from the real people. It comes to question that whether each of us is utterly unique being.

Then what is the form, or shape of architecture in future? I think the answer is no shape, or every shape. The core of intelligence is to respond and react with changes. So different situation and function will generate different shape of architecture. Or there is even no pure ‘architecture’, since  there will be a trend of synthesizing of building, electronic appliance, landscape and transportation system. Technology development brings uncertainty.

Bellow is several  envisage of city in future, from 2012 Skyscraper Competition