MILE 27: JULIE PELL

KIT OF PartsMovement Driven Response

MOVEMENT IS A COMPONENT IN BOTH THE LIVING ORGANISM AND THE INANIMATE OBJECT. IT IS ALSO THE FOUNDATION FOR A RULE-DRIVEN DESIGN THAT FREES UP IMPEDED AREAS (ONE IN PARTICULAR) WITH GREAT POTENTIAL ON THIS SITE.A QUICK STUDY REVEALS “USE VECTORS” – VELOCITIES AT WHICH PEOPLE AND THINGS MOVE ABOUT IN AN AREA. THE FOCUS HERE IS HUMAN MOVEMENT, COMPARING BICYCLE SPEED TO THAT OF FOOT TRAFFIC. IN AN ATTEMPT TO PROMOTE A GREATER CONNECTION TO THE RIVER (IN ANY MANNER THE INDIVIDUAL WISHES TO DEFINE IT), THESE HUMAN SPEEDS WERE USED TO DEVELOP A SET OF RULES THAT WOULD LEAD TO A DESIGN IN A LONGITUDINALLY ORIENTED SYSTEM THAT WOULD BUFFER, BUT ALSO TIE INTO THEIR THREE ADJACENCIES. FINALLY, INCREASED VISCOSITY THAT SHOULD BE CREATED PLACES A GREATER IMPORTANCE ON THE NODE FORMED AT THE UNDERPASS OF THE FIGUEROA BRIDGE.

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