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Environmental Architecture (MA)

Mengxi Yan, Chengsheng Qian, Zhuqi Liao


Our project, "Decoding the Ecological Impurities of Water," focuses on the turbidity of water, which we consider to be an optical phenomenon occurring within bodies of water. This optical phenomenon has implications for the ecological health of water, including the photosynthesis of plants and other biological and non-biological processes. We have employed a specific intervention method using pixel color blocks to observe the relationship between changes in the chlorophyll index, which reflects the growth state of plants, and variations in water turbidity. By analyzing the influence of turbidity on the ecological health of rivers, we aim to create an ecological collaboration system for the local aquatic environment, specifically contrasting the Harike wetland—the largest wetland along the Sutlej River—with the sandbar node in the city of Ludhiana. This system establishes a network of environmental relationships encompassing the interplay between plants, animals, microorganisms, and humans. Ultimately, through the lens of environmental semiotics, our project endeavors to raise awareness and encourage people to protect the ecological and water environments. Rather than seeking to control the environment or simply solve problems, we advocate for understanding and becoming an integral part of the internal activities of these ecosystems.

Launch Project
Chlorophyll content near the sandbar and various parts of the Sutlej
Launch Project
Monthly Variations in Turbidity and Chlorophyll Index in Harike Wetland: Exploring the Relationship
Launch Project
The application of environmental semiotics to build ecological floating islands appeals to the protection of rivers


597cm × 420cm