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EYREmerging Possibilities – Sarah & Melody

Lake Eyre is a complex array of natural system, interwoven with one another creating a vast fluctuating landscape that is iconically Australian. Working against such a force and therefore creating an altered design intervention would rob this area of its unique beauty. It wasn’t until we understood the vast scale of Lake Eyre and its many systems, did this occur to us. We took the opportunity to work with water, as it is something that clearly defines many ecosystems within the basin. It had its limitations but with this came exciting possibilities. The Golden Perch’s lifespan ends dramatically within the boundaries of Lake Eyre. Within the Fish saturation zone, many thousands of fish layer up creating a visible line within the landscape. By manipulating this line, and using the lifecycle to power another system, a cyclic process can emerge. Working with dead fish became the very thing that made the design dynamic; it shifted the static line created by nature. The plan was minimal but held great power which also revealed that not all designs had to be wiz-bang award winners such as the High line, that simplicity and rigour were just as important. This design demonstrates how it is possible for landscape architects to have a role within such landscapes.

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EYREmerging Possibilities – Sarah & Melody

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Shift Performance

 

Lake Eyre is amazed by it’s mystery.  To be “disappeared” every three years, meanwhile, to be encountered  the flood every decade are its consistent style. For those visitors,the style of shift from full to “disappear” introduces completely different experiences every single year. What causes the shift? And how we can perform this shift through mapping? Firstly, the intuition reason of the shift is the changes in rainfall. And secondly, rom meteorology point of view, this ghosty behavior is mostly based on the shift between the effect of La Nina and El Nino which make the world extremely cold and warm. Obviously the shift between the two climate phenomenas create the performance of Lake Eyre. 

 

Mapping the relationship between the rainfall tendency and the perform of La Nina and El Nino help understanding the shift. The line technique of Maya Lin’s wire models( systematic landscapes and above and below) inspired the initial idea of represent the tendency; and the drawing precedent of James Corner contribute the technique of using density of lines to performance strong or weak. 

 

REWRITE

 

Lake Eyre is amazed by it’s mystery performance. As a seasonal lake, its area or boundary is influenced strongly by rainfall which is the mainly climate phenomenon of La Nina. So that it is not difficult to understand the fluctuation boundary of Lake Eyre. And the shape of every curves depends on the flow and erosion speed of every year. 

By mapping those boundaries, the data of rainfall is the basement to determine the approximate shape,  the channel form and the flow form the specific shape. 

The species invited in the lake is Australian Pelican. This kind of bird prefer large expanses of open water without too much aquatic vegetation, care less about the surrounding environment, and value the supply of sufficient fish. They usually stay at coast around Australia, but when lake eyre is flood, there will be almost no pelican around the coastal area. So this behaviour can be summarised the number of pelican depends on the size of water in Lake Eyre. 

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