The Landformation Catalogue focuses on revealing generative and operative methods of landform design and construction. Communicating the formative relationships embedded in constructed landforms across scales and geographies, the Landformation Catalogue establishes a morphology of physical definitions and a taxonometric organization of environmental effects. By combining graphic illustrations, simulations, and digitally fabricated artifacts, the research provides conceptual correlations between material processes and landscape design.
Morphology encompasses the topological aspects of a landform, much in the way that it has been used in general geomorphology - geometry & finitudes - and the reading (interpretation) of its defined shape.
ASSEMBLY & OPERATION
Assemblies encompass the typological aspects of a landform, most notably the materials, technologies and processes that are employed to generate design and construction. Assemblies also constitute the systems and operations of production, which uncover the relationships to create a landform.
Application examines a precedent and its employment of materials, program, and the conditions that generate performative and/or phenomenological effect.
History encompasses historical accounts, depictions, and past applications for a landform related to agriculture, military, urban infrastructure, architecture, and landscape design & gardening. History also includes unintended and unsanctioned uses, historical & cultural meanings, and political definitions.
Affordance encompasses the value of a landform, and considers the formative relationships with regard to a landform's program or intended purpose. Affordance also includes anthropocentric relationships between formation and ecologies.