TOPO FRAGMENTS
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TOPO FRAGMENTS

TOPO FRAGMENTS

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Published: May 9, 2020 0 0 185
By: Brianna Cruz, Cal Poly Pomona
Category: Architecture
Hashtags: #Art #Design #landscapearchitecture #modelbuilding #Photography #topography

A reflection on the visceral experience of moving across vast landscape at different speeds, affiliating sites with design operations, as an act of topographic disruption.


Given a 25 foot by 25-foot site, it was reconstructed as an interactive area, similar to an urban playground. After years of water erosion creating its path on the slope of the hills on the sides of the staircases, it was time for deconstruction and solutions. With the concepts of spread, flow, and cut, a new interactive area was designed. Rather than having stairs, they have been spread out into flagstone steps, to create a more engaging experience. Concrete slides were placed to incite the flow factor as well as cut; they were put in as an anthropogenic acceleration to the erosion. Seven and a half feet of concrete was demolished and reused to create riprap.


The slides are meant to be two and a half feet in width and a foot deep. The steps range sizes from two and a half feet to a foot in width and range from half a foot to a quarter foot tall.

Tagged Teammates:

  • Lorena Garcia