SLOW FLOW :
RE-CHOREOGRAPHING THE SOUTH RIM OF
THE GRAND CANYON
GRADUATE RESEARCH-BASED STUDIO
We are so many, the Canyon is but one. We are so busy, the Canyon is so passive and slow. -Edward Abbey
As an entry to into the Drylands Competition, this project was fueled by a studio trip to Grand Canyon National Park. The ambition was to redesign the tourist “hot spots” of South Rim in the park, using architectural landmarks to educate the public on water awareness.
Each scale of the proposition is defined by a top-down / bottom-up strategy, mitigating the water-energy nexus that strives to inspire dissemination and conservation through education, exposure of systems, and enhanced visitor experience.
The proposal was completed as combined efforts of 12 graduate students, the complete submission consisting of 18 (24”x36”) boards.
The project was chosen for exhibition in the DCA (Design Communications Association) 2012 Conference.
SOFTWARE: Google Sketch-Up, Kerkythea, Photoshop & Illustrator