Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

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]


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