The city of Los Angeles is known for its homogenous urban sprawl, but is also famous for its relentless embrace of absurdity and fiction within the city. Throughout the past century, LA has evolved into one of the most influential and energy consuming cities in the world, making it the perfect testing ground for radical energy system speculation. The reconstruction of fictions through LA’s abundant movie sets, theme parks and absurd landscapes provide a plethora of references to bring into a radical ecology.
This design process involves interweaving the cultural aspects of the city into an absurd phantasmagorical ecology. The assemblage of various pieces referencing heterogenous concepts combined with the intelligent networked grid examined previously will start to inform critical decisions about the radical ecology to be designed.
The animation depicts a networked ecology. Powered by localized distributive energy systems, and set into motion via human and environmental inputs. New typologies and ways of living emerge within this “energy island.”
It is a basic flythrough of the situations depicted in the renderings showing the flow of energy from the earth, sky, wind to motivate a new kind of landscape.