Convergent Weathers / Six Mile Island
Six Mile Island is situated at the convergence point of two instense site forces: flows of wind from the west and the flow of the Allegheny River from the east. The intensity of this convergence generates a speculative experiment in material energies and generative ecologies as large scale sedimentary 3D Printing. As the erosive properties of wind and water weather the different densities of layered material, striations within walls become revealed and landscape morphologies become a mapping of weathers.
Time Frame_14 Weeks
40 o 29 o 28.8 o N 79 o 55 o 12.4 o W
Environmental analysis unearthed relationships between wind, water, sun, and landscape morphologies.
Studying anthropogenic flows of pollution, transportation, and the resulting effects on air quiality led to the discovery of complex energy networks within the environment.
My investigations led me to studies of wind energy systems.
My 3D modeling investigations of a wind turbine led me to a deep understanding of the mechanistic qualities that define the energy processes.
01 wind energy network ︎︎︎ 02 kinetic energy ︎︎︎ 03 employable electricity
I closely studied the geometries of the blade, planetary gearbox mechanisms, and electrical relationships to define a methodology for thinking about wind ecologies.
Hybrid Design Parameters
001 Receptor / Hub / Height
002 Microsurface Conditions
003 Response Speed / VRelative = VWind - VReceptor
004 Receptor Surface Area
005 Receptor Geometry
Landscape Prototype 01
Landscape Prototype 02
Landscape Prototype 03
Erosive Processes Site Model
The change over time of the spatial, textural, and thermal conditions serves as a documentation and mapping of anthropogenic climate change.
Sedimentary processes develop a self calibrating structure, where large scale 3D Printing allows material properties to craft microclimates within the museum.
2025 Material Erosion I ︎︎︎
Material Erosion II 2040 ︎︎︎
The experience of this place is simultaneously temporal and ephemeral, as the material configuration one experiences at this present moment will never occur again.