M1_3 Qualities of Water Element

Sudents: Angelos Komninos, Argyro Theodoropoulou

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By the end of Module 1, Angelos and Iro, were really interested in the way that the flooding phenomenon has formed decisively the topography of this area through the years. They presented a way to keep the land productive, by seeking alternative ways to protect the character of the area, such as massive wet areas near the Linth canal, which are able to collect flooding water while offering opportunities for the land and soil such as wet agriculture.

The work process, through massive use of sand models, helped them find the topographical borders of the wet area, mostly because of the flexibility of the material, and the repetitive testing of the different variations of their idea.

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M1_Controlling Chaos

Students: Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Gebhard Merk

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Geby and Mohamed, dealt with the variant of landfill, in Module 1, in order to protect the urban space and the agricultural areas against flooding. By focusing between Uznach and Schmerikon, they proposed a new secure residential area and commercial space through the embankment of a continuously rising hill from the lake. This embankment would be constructed by the excavated material from Ricken tunnel.

This team milled a foam model that represented the situation of a hundred-year-flood, and combined it with an amount of sand that represented the excavated material, in order to form many variants of their proposal.

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M1_The Island

Students: Alexandre Roulin, Sofia Priftisa_07

At the Module 1 final exercise, Sofia and Alex focused on the design of an island in the site, as a safe place in case of a great flooding. As their design was influenced by the idea of water dynamics, they worked with various sand models, shaping the sand in the same way that the water would erode or accumulate alluvial deposit. Some alternatives of this island came up, following more the water lines.

A major concern was about the edges of the island, so the work process continued in a smaller scale, with a greater detail (milled model). Working in a smaller scale gave them the opportunity to show different kind of edges, varying from soft to hard edges.

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