1. 5KL Water | Case Study: Los Angeles


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    The Five Thousand Pound Life: Water, a symposium on issues of water supply in the context of climate change, examined case studies on Los Angeles, the Great Lakes region, and New York City. The event was organized by The Architectural League and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. The Los Angeles session brought together four experts in policy, geography, and design to explore the supply and delivery of water in the country’s most populous county. Hadley Arnold provides an overview of the specific challenges that Los Angeles faces as a semi-arid city dependent on snow melt from the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains for its water supply. An astonishing 20 percent of California’s energy budget is devoted to the capture, delivery, and treatment of water, prompting Arnold to advocate for getting more value out of each drop of water. She proposes building a “water conversant citizenry” that can speak to water supply issues; focusing on the city, neighborhood, and building scales of the water system; and using design as a bridge between science and policy in climate adaptation. Josh Newell’s talk (09:21), “A Political-Industrial Ecology of Water Supply for Los Angeles,” applies geographic information systems and spatial thinking to life cycle assessments of the carbon footprint of the city’s water supply. This approach allows for an understanding of the convoluted supply system on a smaller scale, revealing sometimes surprising results — including that local supply sources can be more energy intensive than those coming from distant sources. Exploring how to design a more climate- and energy-friendly water supply, Peter Arnold (24:05) introduces HAZEL, a new computation and visualization tool currently being piloted that can identify previously untapped water resources in arid urban centers and be used to devise community-scale infrastructure to improve the efficiency of capturing and recycling stormwater. HAZEL offers a multi-criteria systems approach to identifying specific locations for stormwater resource recovery and will eventually be made into a publicly accessible tool for everyone from municipal public works departments to designers. Stephanie Pincetl, in “The Institutional Architecture of Water Management in Los Angeles County” (32:15), details the incredibly complicated governance of water for the county’s ten million people and 88 cities. She explores the region’s adjudicated and unadjudicated groundwater basins and an evolving network of rights holders to unpack the management of water supply and delivery. She offers an optimistic conclusion: “the take-home message is really that there is plenty of water,” and the focus needs to be on how that system is managed, who gets the water, and under what conditions is it supplied. In a closing discussion (49:53), the four speakers came back together to discuss and debate their research. For more, visit archleague.org/5klwater

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    • IRELAND 2013


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      A little edit of a few friends surf trip to ireland......were know were not pros we just love being in the sea.

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        Hadley and Peter Arnold, Architects and Founders of the Arid Lands Institute will present a slide lecture on contemporary design in dry lands, particularly the US West. The lecture draws on themes emerging from the 2012 Drylands Design exhibition at the Los Angeles Art and Design Museum, curated by the Arnolds. Beginning as a competition sponsored by the California Architectural Foundation, the AIA and Arid Lands Institute, Drylands Design sought long-term design strategies that would project new futures for the arid American West. The competition brief asked designers to propose projects that would reduce water scarcity, hydrologic variability, energy consumption and social inequity through landscape, architecture, infrastructure and urbanism.

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        • Two minutes with Peter Arnold


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          Discover the story behind Peter Arnold's fantastic pictures. Visit www.doinelgallery.com to discover more images.

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          • Interview: Daniel Mulloy (Baby)


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            2011 Sundance Film Festival. Interview with writer/director Daniel Mulloy for short film, BABY. Cast: Arta Dobroshi, Daniel Kaluuya, Etela Pardo, Joseph Atlin, Aymen Hamdouchi. Editor: Dan Robinson. Cinematographer: Lol Crawley. Producer: Ohna Falby. Production Designer: Peter Arnold. Interview conducted by Eric Lavallee - IONCINEMA.com.

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            • Mark Sweeney; "Line of Fire"


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              Musikclip "Line of Fire" Band: Mark Sweeney Titel: "Line of Fire" Date: 2010/5 Prod.: augenblick media GmbH, Cham Camera: Peter Arnold VFX Sup.: Chris Blaser VFX by: g3D art-e-motion, Zürich VFX Sup.: Chris Blaser Workigs: Conzept Work, VFX planing, Greenscreen Shot 1/2 day with VFX Supervision. 3D Cameratracking, 3D Mattpaining, 3D Animation, 3D Compositing (Fusion) VFX Workflow in 2K Shot on RED Cam.

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              • Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2010 Presentation


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                This is the second collection from Bibhu Mohapatra, presented in September 2009 in New York during Fashion Week. Presented at 54 Bond Street

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