Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Architecture

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Architecture presents
Super Shade Structures and System: A Cool Solution
Cooling cities with innovative shade structures using nature-based designs.

How can cities mitigate the effects of soaring temperatures in urban heat islands with innovative shade structures? The project envisions shade structures that double as stations for water and solar energy collection and can even be used to aid air purification and soil restoration. With designs inspired by nature and geometry, they introduce harmony and beauty to the urban landscape. Digital simulation and game engines employed during the design process helped the team fully visualize their ideas and accelerate project realization. Next step: to create a drag-and-drop virtual warehouse where the designs can be stored, ready for use.

Faculty Lead:
Marcela Oliva

Martin Gomez, Alexander Angulo, Lumen De Gale, Eddie Cortez, Alexis Hernandez, Kimberly Urquia, Justin Cortes, Ralph Arellano, Jesus Rios,Jose Cruz, Jabari Williams, Esmeralda Vargas, Aaron Gasca, Luis Orellana, Sarahi Rivera, Steven Calderon, Jasmine Rios, Jack Greenberg,Jasmine Brown,Lin Kung,Brianna Ramirez,David Gillette,Andres Adell, Brianna Ramirez, Kendrick Gonzales

Collaborating Partners:
Gregg Wright, Visionaire and Designer, Metabolic Studio, Marta Segura, CEMO’s Climate4LA program, BuidLACCD Sustainable Program, UNITY, Sketchup Trimble, USGBC LA, UNDP SDG, Land Art Generator, Studio MLA, CalTrans, BadwillHills WaterShed Conservancy, ASU Narrative and Emerging Media, US Department Energy Program

Aligned LA County Sustainability Plan Goals:
Goal 6: Accessible parks, beaches, recreational waters, public lands, and public spaces that create opportunities for respite, recreation, ecological discovery, and cultural activities. Goal 7: A fossil-free LA County. Goal 9: Sustainable production and consumption of resources. Goal 11: Inclusive, transparent, and accountable governance that encourages participation in sustainability efforts, especially by disempowered communities.

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