Wellness Against the Wires - An Alternative Approach to Powerline Landscape

Wanxing Lin

  • FA.19
  • Level: graduate
  • Discipline: Landscape Architecture
  • Instructor: Jennifer Toy

The site includes four types of transmission lines, power towers, and one LADWP substation. Different land-use types under power lines bring different potentials for urban space. There are four types of relationships between the power line and the site that we could utilize to create variable experiences for spaces: Expressive, Implicit, Hidden, Exposed. Utilizing all the "anti-EMF," "anti-Noise," and "anti-Heat" kit of parts above, the proposed framework, “powerline wire-zoon revitalization,” is using programming languages to bring a safe and wellness-minded open space back to the community.