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This grid is the water flow from breach B as it floods the site. the now double the size components (4m maximum length for biggest component).

The color (blue, red, green) relate not to the components themselves and their types (1,2,3,4,5,6 rotation, etc.) but to the performance: blue = sediment polder (0m to 2m in section of sea level), red = wavebreaker (2m to 4m in section of sea level) and green = infrastructure (4m to 6m in section of sea level). The crucial importance of this is that the wave does not behave the same throughout its section and the component acknoweldges this. The component direction for the 0m to 2m (blues) addresses heavy sediment and medium sediment that is transported at the bottom of the current. Incoming waves cannot face a grid of components at this heights as it will create clogging in the breach, so, the direction is modified so it allows the water to flow through. The component direction at 2m to 4m (reds) are the wavebreakers, responsible in reducing the speed of the wave as the wave is at its most fast towards the middle of the section. The component is rotated so it faces towards the beginning of the brech in order to recude the speed as it reaches further into the site. The component direction for 4m to 6m (greens) relate to infrastrcuture and to the park circulation. From 4m to 6m, a height that is only reached twice a day for a period of a couple of hours it serves more as the area where the component becomes the park. I am now rotating them in place in order to get a flow of water to the top areas of the site and to reduce some wave speed by positioning the reds facing the breach. The greens are then positioned to face each other and start creating connecting paths. I am fixing still to the original component layout, meanign that I wont be rotating the components at its various section heights, but, to when rotating the whole component it fulfils these criteria.


  1. ciao frabri — as from my sms — the colour shoul dnot indicate ZONES — ecoMachines do not work with zoning but with filed of intensity of a certain phenomena/process — you can use colour gradient to relate to field intensity // but before doing this // it would be good if now you could go back one step and send the maps that have been generating the displacment // i am not sure they are very vlear to you or weather you use an exhiting map and how for this //

  2. yes is clear that is performance but could you describe (decontruct) perfomance in a series of field that operate on your compent rather than in typologies? (let me know if you have doubts on this — we will talk anyway tomorrow morning)

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