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Desertification to Reforestation. Spring 2022.
Option Studio. Reciprocal Systems.
Architectural Design Studio VII
Rensselaer School of Architecture
A community and individual farmer-based agroforestry proposal as a commentary and counterpoint to the Great Green Wall monocrop governmental planting project proposed by the Chinese government.
The proposal includes research on clay-fortified sand as a means to give structure to dunes for supporting composted soil, building root mass, and supporting future forest growth.
The aerial view shows shaped garden areas with intensive growing in small bladders along paths. These concentrated growing areas are supported by extra composted soils and microorganisms to support pioneer planting. Areas of known snow drift and frost accumulation are formalized into catchment pools and reservoirs for irrigation and cattle watering and rest pools.
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