Augmenting Systems (Ecological Intensity)


Related person
Brett Kordenbrock (related to)
Description
Coal-fired power plants leave a lasting effect on the landscape by way of physical footprints as well as environmental footprints. As these systems become more of a concern, we ask ourselves how we can work with them. Targeting excess and looking for land formation opportunities give way to a new machine, one which works with its excesses. Picway Power plant lays out a new land formation strategy thus creating intense topography amongst seriality. The thickening of ash landfill caps allows new ecologies to be introduced -and future biomass to take root (Poplar and Miscanthus). Warm water ponds harness excess heat energy to create freak ecologies while creating a thermal sink before water reaches the Scioto. Migratory bird populations find these areas of particular interest in the winter, thereby creating 365-day habitat. Additionally, lengthening and thickening hedgerows allows for greater species biodiversity and movement among the ecological matrix in the landscape.
Section/Discipline
Landscape Architecture
Degree
Masters
Style/Period
2010s (2010 - 2019)
Course
LARCH 644
Academic Class
G1