B. Cannon Ivers

Distance Surfaces

Valleys represent green spaces. The model is underpinned by a distance surface, which was generated from green spaces equal to and also smaller in size to Cambridge Common. The 2015 class trajectory lines were then projected onto the distance surface to establish a metric of measurement for the class path lines. A series of specific points were extracted from the data set to illustrate the correlation between high noise and stress levels. A buffer of 200 meters defines the area of influence around the points of high noise, in order to show the magnitude of volume. Stress levels are depicted in three shades of magenta and varying sizes of crosses. Lastly, to reinforce the importance of local green space, vector lines from all of the class points are oriented towards the nearest green space to each point identified by the class. Each of these maps was vacuum formed onto distance surface topography to create a dynamic, responsive map. The application of pressure onto the stacked maps brings into focus particular areas of interest that enable closer examinations of the intricacies of the mapped information.

About The Designer

B. Cannon Ivers is a landscape architect with professional experience, comprised of concept design and implementation of public realm and parks in numerous countries around the world. His professional experience ranges from complex urban design studies such as London's Parliament Square and the Battersea Power Station, to sensitive and sacred places such as Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, NY. He is currently enrolled at the Harvard GSD, pursuing an M.L.A.