LTU '06 Masters Class - Team A

Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture & Design Guest Professor - Raveevarn Choksombatchai Advisor - Christian Unverzagt

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Abstract Board (revised)

Monday, June 05, 2006


Sunday, June 04, 2006

(+/-) Current Flow

  • Mapping the geometrical conditions is under is the relationship to the edge and current of the metropolis that seems to be missing.
  • Thought on the mapping of the water my previous research i came accross an investigation by the Urban Land Institute that related to the abandonment of low-income areas for the development of the middle to upper-income areas. This date i am not sure of, however it seems possible to use this type of shift in conditions that drove many to the edges of the city...(Negitive current flow)
  • Now for the (Positive Current Flow)...what event along the rivers edge brings the greatest flow of humans to water?...The International Fireworks...
  • So, with these two events in mind, it seems possible to chart the water levels during these specific dates and relate them to the social conditions.
  • We need to find specific dates that we can deem "positive & negitive currents" that allows for the water levels graphs to be studied against the social conditions of that time.
  • What were the river levels at moments of Detroits cutural "gathering"?
  • Can we choose events? Are there other ways to relate time into this investigation?

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

ASTER Project

Great Lakes Flow System

Edge Current Diagram

Public Art Dates

Collective Efforts on River

A "found art" sculpture by Matthew Davis consisting of stacked rocks and sticks. The myth is that the sculpture began as a way to get over painful breakup with his then girlfriend. The sculpture evolved as visitors formed a connection with the original project and began to add their own contributions in the form of similarly arranged stones found at eastern river's edge of Belle Isle. Some of the individual rock sculptures depict human forms. Some rock collections display an inscription to a loved one. Nevertheless, in its entirety, the result of what was once a scattered collection of river side rocks now forms the aggregate of a sculpture depicting a harmonious social structure.

100 Connecticut - San Francisco

Check out this link for live music on the 9th...

Friday, June 02, 2006

Abstract Board

...the beginning???

Detroit River Map

US Army Corp Engineers 1986 map

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Detroit Boat Club - Belle Isle

Detroit Boat Club
Queen of the grand exclusive boat clubs of Detroit, the once bustling Detroit Boat Club now stands vacant and decaying while the waters of the Detroit River slide timelessly through the empty slips.
Once the center of attention, gathering place of the rich and powerful, site of world class rowing, the Detroit Boat Club now is but a pitiful old lady wandering the streets of Detroit.