The project began with research and field work on the topic of urban bird habits in East Boston. It ended as a master plan designed to support bird habitats. In this case, birds are an indicator of conditions suitable to support an ecosystem. Birds are the optimal indicator because their presence is relatively easy to detect.
The master plan proposes to transform paved parking into a saltwater tidal marsh with buildings and amenities (i.e. a splash pad) standing on stilts above the landscape.
Architecture to Promote Animal Habitat
longitudinal section through ramp on the north side of the site
plant peak performance