Developing a system of methods in order to inspire an earthwork design onto the DCM cells of the Owens Lake was a process of mapping specific alignments in the site’s context. A grid based on a pattern is formed through the consideration of wind patterns and form takes place each time where geological faults and seismic lines intersect. This grid  pattern creates a basis structure for the rest of the patterns. The mesh of patterns derives from physical alignments to the lake such as geological data, and roads. Intersections and interesting nodes became where patterns alternated. We explored pattern typologies and the relationships between the lines created when meshed together. The design pattern created a complex mesh of patterns which in turn created a variety of conditions in which a habitat setting could enhance wildlife value. The design concept was driven by the purpose of designing with the dust control measures by creating a meaningful and aesthetic piece of earthwork as well as serving multi-functional by designing for the existing wildlife habitat.


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