Exploring form and patterns through clay modeling allowed me to understand the cut and fill process that will be required for machine choreography. It also allowed me to explore with pattern typologies and forms.
Mapping alignments that exist within Owen’s Lake context allowed me to develop patterns and record existing site conditions and context. The lake’s cells become grids through the interconnections of notational mapping and then the patterns begin to develop. Data was collected from geological records of the lake, wildlife habitat value, wind patterns, dust mitigation strategy types, roads and accessible gateways, existing wells and sensors. Pattern choreography can be more easily developed when there is meaning behind structure and defined edges. This phase in design is where the narrative develops and meaning begins to unfold through research.