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Month: April, 2012

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Re-studying. Since we started to study the Lake Eyre we have discovered that everything is related. Each field is related in some way with another one, as in the end all these fields are what make the place special and unique.

 

Re-drawing. That is the reason because of we have to draw and re-draw all time. We study and find out new factors related with the previous ones and, therefore, they will condition our project. Geography, fluctuation, migration… That is what the Lake Eyre is.

 

Re-conclude. With all the influencing factors, we re-draw and find out new conclusions about the place and how it works.

Everything depends on water and its fluctuations. And this is related to climate change. When there is flooding in the rain season the salinity of the lake goes down and weed and algae flourish and fish emerge on a fast-breeding cycle. Due to this, about 60 species of birds migrate to the Lake.

If no rain, there is no flooding, no food, and therefore no birds either.

 

We conclude that our project has to adapt to any change that occur at the site. It has to work both in the dry season and in the wet. That means itinerant and changing.

Our main goal is to try to control the fluctuations of water. We want to respect the wild and the free-flowing of the place, so we are just going to control and keep the water to hold on the natural species of the Lake.

 
 
LAURA MURILLO 

From the vast l…

From the vast landscape to the nothingness, that what occur at Lake Eyre, one of the largest salt
lakes in the world. What I mainly focus on was the flooding of the site which rarely happens. As it
happened, the Lake completed transform into a new tropical paradise in middle of the desert. The
flooding bring the new energy to the site, it likes a boots device to ecology system of Lake Eyre. I
want to create a structure that can maintain the flooding condition for longer period of time. Why?
Simply because “Flooding” bring, add and transform all materials, it creates friction. Frictional
between life-form,material…

Kha

Program Conditions

 

The boundaries of Lake Eyre have become irrelevant, with only the surrounding
conditions now telling the story of the shape and placement of the ground plane.

Water, the fluxuating and dominant element, provides vital life support for all inhabitants
of the region, and without it, the Lake becomes paralyzed in a plague of ‘dry’.

Researching, understanding and using the mappings of the Australian Pelican, water
migration, topography and atmospheric conditions have enabled us to appreciate the
spatial layout of the lake that influences the region, and demonstrations Lake Eyre’s
true program. It is only with the combination of these factors, can one use the drawing
machine to accurately depict the location of the migrating birds food, drinking, habitat
and breeding locations. The continuing design is evolving into a migratory oasis, where
abundant conditions for the Australian pelican are found at all times of seasonal cycles.

 

Ben Cooke

Because of the influence of La Nina, rainfall at the water source of Lake Eyre has
been changing during history. Water flows through the Eyre Creek System to
Lake Eyre, bringing life to the desert. Filling and drying of the lake causes boom
and bust of Australian Pelicans in Lake Eyre basin. The fluctuation of Lake Eyre
and migration of Australian Pelican leave tracks on the surface of the earth,
recording the flow of time. The rhythm of the changes is just like the heart beat
of Australia showing her enthusiasm. Through human eyes, we are interested
in the life of pelicans, including their coming and going, newborn and death. We
are working as the historiographer for Australian Pelican, and being their mouth
telling their stories.

karol

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