Please wait a minute...

Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2020, Vol. 8 Issue (1) : 140-151     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050013
EXPERIMENTS & PROCESSES
PLASTICITY: PLASTIC-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT COASTAL COMMUNITIES
CHOW Khoi Rong, Clara, Federico RUBERTO()
75 Meyer Road, 16-02, 437901, Singapore
Download: PDF(31085 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks
Abstract

Many of the world’s coasts are becoming increasingly urbanized, with two-fifths of cities with populations of millions located near coastlines. Coastal settlements have always been attractive due to the provision of critical inputs to industries, despite the many threats — floods, typhoons, tsunamis, etc. With the Southeast Asian market expected to become the fifth largest economy by 2020, migration from rural to urban areas is set to increase, putting a strain on existing infrastructures within the cities, one of which is the solid waste disposal and recycling infrastructure within the developing nations in Southeast Asia.

Currently in the age of the Anthropocene, it is clear that human has greatly reshaped the Earth, bending nature into the course of human wishes, terraforming the land with landfills, mines, and patchwork agriculture fields, choking the atmosphere with toxic emissions, and cloging the seas with plastic waste. Inadequate waste disposal management has resulted in poorly managed landfills with waste being washed into water during rainy seasons, jeopardizing the environment and local communities (typically the most vulnerable ones) that depend on it. This project hopes to explore the nature of plastics, by envisioning a “mechanic landscape” that manages waste input within rivers whilst creating a speculative infrastructural network that varies with environmental conditions (such as global warming and sea-level rise).

Keywords City Infrastructure      Sea-Level Rise      Territory      Plastic      Community      Manila     
Corresponding Author(s): Federico RUBERTO   
Issue Date: 30 March 2020
 Cite this article:   
CHOW Khoi Rong, Clara,Federico RUBERTO. PLASTICITY: PLASTIC-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT COASTAL COMMUNITIES[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(1): 140-151.
 URL:  
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050013
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2020/V8/I1/140
Service
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors
CHOW Khoi Rong, Clara
Federico RUBERTO
Related articles from Frontiers Journals
[1] Yi XIAO, Sizhu DAI, Bing ZHAO. MITIGATION OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT WITH SMALL-SCALE PARKS—AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON COMMUNITY PARKS IN NANJING, JIANGSU PROVINCE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(3): 26-43.
[2] Shanni PENG, Chen ZHOU, Yaxin ZHOU. THE ESTABLISHMENT AND ANALYSES OF THE SOCIAL NETWORK OF PARTICIPANTS IN CHILD-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY BUILDING — A CASE OF THE KIDS’ GARDENS IN YUCAI NO. 3 PRIMARY SCHOOL IN CHANGSHA, HUNAN PROVINCE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(2): 36-51.
[3] Mengyi XU, Yao SHEN, Yuhui LIAO, WOOLLEY Helen. EVALUATION INDICATORS OF CHILDREN’S MOBILITY SAFETY IN THE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT BASED ON ENGLISH LITERATURE REVIEW[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(2): 10-25.
[4] Xuelu CHEN, Jue LI, Liyan XU. ECOLOGICAL EXTENSION OF REGULATORY PLANNING IN CHINA’S TERRITORIAL SPATIALPLANNING SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY ON MENTOUGOU DISTRICT, BEIJING[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(1): 42-55.
[5] Kathrin BÖHM. THE RURAL IS NOT REMOTE — THE CASE OF COMPANY DRINKS[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(6): 156-161.
[6] William BAUMGARDNER. FREESCAPE OF TIRANA, ALBANIA[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(3): 136-145.
[7] RANKIN Chris. REGENERATION DESIGN OF THE HISTORIC DUNBAR BATTERY IN SCOTLAND[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(1): 125-135.
[8] DENIORD Rayna. WORKPLACE AS LANDSCAPE — DESIGN OF FACEBOOK HEADQUARTERS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(1): 110-124.
[9] Galen NEWMAN, Dongying LI, Rui ZHU, Dingding REN. Resilience through Regeneration: The economics of repurposing vacant land with green infrastructure[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(6): 10-23.
[10] Jze Yi KUO. INHERITANCE AND INNOVATION OF LOCAL RESOURCES — SQUARE OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN XIANNIANGXI VILLAGE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(5): 141-147.
[11] Chi-Wai NG. A PLASTIC TIDE: MINING FLOATING PLASTIC WASTE THROUGH LANDSCAPE PROCESSES[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(4): 126-135.
[12] William BAUMGARDNER, Marina TABASSUM. THE USD 1875.95 SEED CENTER[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(4): 115-125.
[13] Stephen F. GRAY, Mary Anne OCAMPO. RESILIENT IMAGINARIES: SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL URBAN DESIGN IN METRO MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(4): 98-113.
[14] Stoss. COASTAL RESILIENCE SOLUTIONS FOR EAST BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN, THE USA[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(4): 76-85.
[15] Ankita CHACHRA, Melinda HANSON. LET US DESIGN STREETS FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(2): 124-129.
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed