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Perhaps way of wrapping up the project is to do a reshoot of this same shot with me and him getting wet and “sediment”full at Abbots??

Had a very productive and insightful day visiting Wallasea Island, his latest project and reviewing the portfolio with him: massive detail discussion on TS and mapping sediment, but undoubtedly the quote of the day is this one:

“By the time you reach 18 you think you know it all: you spend the rest of your life realizing that you were right in the first place.”

By some divine intervention Ive managed to finish up EVERYTHING up to Actualisation to give this term a hardcore Actualisation. A bit too late, since, now that I layout my table of contents, there is this horrible black hole in the Actualisation section… do I have a very dense environment, super ms, digital and physical testing and no actualisation (architecture)?? Hardcore actualisation pending this weekend.

Things in red are pending. I know… cybernetic diagram is still missing… and coastal relignment has some seriosu socioeconomis I cannot miss out to present: fish farms, sea shell farms, agriculutral potential, sailing, conservation park. These are key to define program.

Now that moon calendar and tide calendar have been morphed into twin diagrams, which are pretty systematic, since, rotation of the diagrams correspond to cotinous months being simulated with relative precision giving the corresponding values for that new month. I can keep on rotating to simulate passing of time and get good estimates of moon positions and tidal levels for any month, for any year, until 2354, where the Abbots Hall Farm is expected to reach maturity, according to the Pethick Asymptotic Curve theorem for marsh development. HA! And Im no expert, trust me 😀

While Im inputting my MS guys I am leaving a lot of indicators, angle lines, points and contour lines so that all the work ive put into 3d-fying my MS can be also be seen when deployed on site (also good material that can be used for a very sexy diagram). The landscape is populated by the logic of the MS, but then, eventually, starts to deform the original logic into something that works with it. How to verifiy this? Putting these critters into a water tank and let the sediment flow!








But what is this?? These are branching that respond to sedimen trapping. The delaunay triangulation helps me get the areas of sediment trapping when the branching system starts to get complex. The widerning of the branching to avoid branches to cross each other reveals more trapping area of sediment. The overlapping branches however show a much intense surface area in cavities within the branching network. These two aspects (optimum surface area and redundant area) are things worthy of exploring. More on it on tomorrows tutorial…


And the voronoi is finally out…. with 4341 points that are computed and 3956 lines from where the intersection points where drawn:



Abbots Hall Farm (Managed Realignment highlighted)


Areas of Salt Marsh presence.


A good article summarising the case study of Abbots Hall Farm in relation to flooding crisis in the UK.

A more ink friendly version of the managed realignment maps with the portfolio template