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bracket [goes soft]: GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing

Hillside view. (Rendered in collaboration with Viktor Ramos) Conceptual drawing interpreting an assemblage of raw matter into a hillside scene. Selecting sites of intervention comes from an analysis of a landslide inventory map. Certain areas of landslide activity within Palos Verdes Peninsula are currently closed to any future development or building alterations. These areas will become sites for deployment of the new GROUNDING vessels. Site Plan of unit locations within active areas of ground movement and nearby endangered settlements. Hillside perspective of landslide mitigation housing units. Kinetic Floorplan and performative characteristics. Kinetic plan diagram. Time-Lapse of unit and site morphologies. Sections through a typical unit. Juxtaposition of the houses' spatial conditions provide feedback as to what type of soil transformation is occurring. Displacement due to soil movement. Construction techniques for deployment of landslide mitigation units. Morphologies of mass movement were analyzed in terms of their behavioral characteristics. The ways in which statically conceived architecture fails gives clues as to new types adaptive building techniques. Hillside view. (Rendered in collaboration with Viktor Ramos)