Truck Road / Oxbow Lake

Digital modeling tools allow us to understand the metrics and ecological performance of damba configurations, but pictorial landscapes allow us to imagine and interpret these landscape from a human perspective.

Designing the damba landscape from both a metrics-based and pictorial perspective allows us to create a landscape imbued with interpretive form. We can use these digital tools to set up ecological conditions along pedestrian paths and viewpoints, creating key moments where differing conditions come into focus.

A former truck route and spillway channel create a moisture gradient to accent the sharp edge between a well-developed bosque and the open water of the river.

Channel + Borrow Pit become a Pocket Wetland
Pockets of topsoil accelerate the development of wetlands near newly established paths.
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