Monday, 23 February 2009

LA River





The LA river is a massive network of man made concrete moats and tunnels and wedges that channel excess rain water through the city to prevent floods. What really appeals to me about the LA river is the scale and the sheer defiance of man in the face of nature. My initial idea is slightly similar however i want my concept to live in harmony with the environment. The shapes are extremely important in channeling the water and i must always be aware with my concept that form will play an important role.

1 comment:

Steph-annie said...

http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/25/yorkshire-straw-bale-cabin-by-carol-atkinson/

Hey. this isn't realted to this post but this link reminded me of your project, just because they were using natural materials to built a house! Haven't actually read the article- I got distracted by looking at this. Thouhgt you might be interested! Have a wee lookie!