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Fault Lines: replenishing subterranean systems
Fault Lines: replenishing subterranean systems
concept
2015

Above Left: Next to the mountain research building a long, tiered platform extends into the forest beyond the threshold of the public square. The platform supports a thin amount of water that reflects the sky above. Several layered wild grassland areas open the vista up to a series of white pines that appear on the horizon. The square is quiet and supports several nodes and spaces for people to gather together or find more individuated space. Along the ground a series of subtle slits in porous paving give way to deeper crevices, indicating the larger aquifer recharge system beneath the ground.

Left: The water trail maneuvers through the forested landscape in the mountain region of the community and traces a buried stream through the town. A branch of the trail continues along down the central green street and leads to the quarry landscape below. On either side of the street, tall trees in stepped retention boxes form a canopy above, framing the path of travel as one moves toward the main research campus in the quarry park.