ORDER IN THE LANDSCAPE
There are multiple visual and experimental events which create perceptual richness in a given site based upon different variables that comprise the landscape. Being a foundational element of architectural design, site analysis provides a point of departure for design exploration and expression. This project emphasizes the relationships between the limitations of site and body, positive and void, and non-locomotive motion. A final construct was achieved at full scale on site demonstrating an importance upon formal connections, sustainability, and structural integrity. '
The final construction of Order in the Landscapes was constructed based upon a two specific systems, one wood and one concrete. Within the concrete system, each block was cast with reusable formwork containing calculated holes at certain points within the block to allow joinery to each other at angles within increments of 30 degrees. This system was then secured to a system of wood which also contained holes with the same purpose of joinery, calculated to be at increments of 22.5 degrees. When combined, the two systems use each other to support the entire structure as well as several users, as the volume of the concrete (roughly 1,200 pounds) acts as a counter balancing weight.