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Show RCA 2019

Yifei Guan

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  • Terrain of Lithium Triangle

    Terrain of Lithium Triangle

  • Hydrology and Mining of Lithium triangle

    Hydrology and Mining of Lithium triangle

  • Precipitation and Temperature of Lithium Triangle

    Precipitation and Temperature of Lithium Triangle

  • Terrain of Salar de Atacama

    Terrain of Salar de Atacama

  • Logic Structure

    Logic Structure

  • Regeneration of Reservoir-Canal system

    Regeneration of Reservoir-Canal system

  • Intervention 1:Evaporation collection device above water reservoir in Camar

    Intervention 1:Evaporation collection device above water reservoir in Camar

  • he evaporation collector above reservoir connects water-bag inside of wall of every dwelling

    he evaporation collector above reservoir connects water-bag inside of wall of every dwelling

  • The temperatures of  evaporation collection devices and the air temperature beneath / above of it

    The temperatures of evaporation collection devices and the air temperature beneath / above of it

  • Maintenance of the evaporation collection device is depends on the direct sunlight point movement

    Maintenance of the evaporation collection device is depends on the direct sunlight point movement

  • Intervention 2: Greenhouse/Plank road construction above Quebrada of Camar

    Intervention 2: Greenhouse/Plank road construction above Quebrada of Camar

  • Plant buffer cultivated under the greenhouse

    Plant buffer cultivated under the greenhouse

Major project:

Water System Regeneration in Atacama

This research addresses the water shortage crisis in the Chilean Lithium Triangle, by focusing on the water conflict between lithium companies and indigenous communities. This research proposes the use of reservoir and canal ecology and aerodynamics in the implementation of a water system that takes into account specific local climate conditions and information and the technological developments present in various precedents, in order to address water issues through architecture and spatial interaction. The proposal of the research is a regenerated reservoir-canal system, in synergy with the construction of a greenhouse in Camar and an accelerated evaporation catcher above Salar water reservoir. This design is able to provide an efficient system of evaporation while at the same time protecting the environment at micro and macro levels. The system proposed is able to offer a solution to the most pressing agricultural and domestic water problems within the Atacama community, guaranteeing long-term sustainability of local water sources and establishing a stable hydrosphere in the Lithium Triangle region.

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  • Previous degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art/University of Arts London,2017; Bachelor of Arts, Environment and Arts Design, Tianjin University of Commerce, 2015
Royal College of Art