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Justine Chandler

Justine Chandler

North Hollywood, CA, US

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An exterior rendering
An exterior rendering
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Ballona Wetlands - PTSD Treatment Center

This project was with a partner: Nicklas Yip 

Given the site, Ballona Wetlands, which are one of the few wetlands that still, remain in LA, one of the main objectives was to preserve the wetlands. The PTSD center is elevated sixteen feet off the ground gradually rising to a peak of fifty feet. A double cantilevered truss system containing the required program hovers over the landscape. It is able to absorb mass amounts of water; therefore, it is key to flood control as well as redistributing water to the local water supply of underground rivers. It is crucial that the site remains a wetland, and will continue to be a home to all its inhabitants and wildlife.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Playa del Rey, CA, US

 
Two renderings the top showing the amphitheater that ramps down into the main space. The bottom rendering showing the interior space of one of the more private spaces.
Two renderings the top showing the amphitheater that ramps down into the main space. The bottom rendering showing the interior space of one of the more private spaces.
An interior rendering showing a space that is more open and light for transformations.
An interior rendering showing a space that is more open and light for transformations.
Exterior rendering showing the paneling system.
Exterior rendering showing the paneling system.
The section showing the variety of spaces throughout the structure.
The section showing the variety of spaces throughout the structure.
A detailed axon showing the components of the project.
A detailed axon showing the components of the project.

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