USC students have found ways to push the boundaries of design while still staying true to the river's flood management purpose by building an actual physical model.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 28 Aug 2013, KCET
Sometimes a computer just isn't enough. While digital technology undoubtedly eases the stress of manual labor, it also removes the designer from the physical world.
"We don't get a chance to explore our creativity within the boundaries of what we can do," said Alexander Robinson, director of the Landscape Morphologies Lab (LML), a collaborative research studio within the University of Southern California. This often results in conservative projects that fail to take advantage of the riverside's unique geography. [read more]