yi zhou marc thesis

Yi Zhou, "Reclaimed Pallet Retaining System"

This research demonstrates using recycled wooden pallets as raw materials for soil management tools in the Greater Toronto Area's ravine regions in response to the soil erosion problems due to human activities. The proposed design for "Reclaimed Pallet Retaining System–An adaptive prototype for long-term soil management" involves the usage of biodegradable soil retaining structures, which decompose over time, integrating with the retained soil and root systems of the trees. The materiality encourages the rejuvenation of the local plant growth as a healing process from household to holistic landscape scale.

Thesis Advisor: Zachary Mollica

Program: Master of Architecture