Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wind Patterns

Vertical Interruptions

Discovering interruptions that are happening in section such as infrastructure, wind, and wind turbines meeting/ touching the topography/ landscape. So far I have 5 moments of rupture that I will be studying more closely, along with 3d studies.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

in P R O G R E S S: interruption study

The cardboard topo model is the void of the plaster model. Wind turbines, Wind, and Infrastructure to come!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

San Gorgonio Pass

Photo: Taken on Palm Springs Tramway by Matthew Field

This wind farm, North of Palm Springs, on the East facing side of the San Gorgonio Pass is one of the windiest places in Southern California. Due to the San Andreas Fault, it is one of the deepest mountain passes in the 48 contiguous states creating a wind tunnel in this location, as well as, the stable flows of warm desert air mixing with cooler coastal air. Winds are the strongest in summer, when electricity demands are at the highest.

There are about 4000 wind turbines in this area. It is predicted by 2017 California will receive 20% of its energy from renewable sources.

-California Energy Commission
-Encyclopedia of Earth

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

1871: Los Angeles

Image from Library of Congress