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Hoang Quoc My Vo

PORTFOLIO Landscape Architecture University of Sheffield


About me BSc Honour Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield. Awarded as ‘Once annually in the Department of Landscape for overall best performance for a student in the third year of studies on the BA and BSc in Landscape Architecture who has demonstrated qualities that map against AECOM’s core values: ability to work collaboratively and be innovative, has an inspirational attitude/approach, able to anticipate the requirements of a changing landscape, able to deliver ideas to a high standard and know how this can be achieved in reality‘

Portfolio This portfolio indicates my process of engaging and learning with landscape design during my undergraduate course at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, from beginning to advanced level. The chosen works illustrate my knowledge on working integrated with landscape planning and ecology. Additionally, technical skill on working with computer aided software to create visual for design communication and presentation.

Technical skills Beginner

Advanced

Adobe Photoshop

Contact Email

Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign quocmy238@gmail.com

Number 07732526633

Auto CAD Sketch up Arc GIS

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Project 1. Integrated Urban Design Project_ 3rd year work

2. Sustainable Housing Project_ 3rd year work

3. Ecological Design and Masterplan_ 3rd year work

4. Art Tower Concourse Design_ 1st year work

5. Landscape Character Assessement_ 1st year work Hoang Quoc My Vo


Skills

Integrated Urban Design Project

Auto CAD Photoshop

Illustrator InDesign

Forest in the City of Nottingham • The design aims at bringing the beauty of Nottinghamshire’s famous Sherwood Forest into the City Centre. • Seeking for the balance of sustainability and modern landscape development. • Bring the experiential journey through the landscape by taking nature inspiration.

Woodland Glade

Sitting quietly within a forest, engaging quality of dappled light and leaf litter on the ground.

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Dark High Forest in the City. Sensory of natural out door hall.

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Spontaneous growth

Quality of spontaneous natural succession in post industrial landscape.

Multi-layered woodland.

Tree trunk diversity and complexity. Woodland diverse structure of canopy, shrubs and ground cover

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Integrated Urban Design Project Water Strategies Sustainable waterManagement management strategies

The proposal aims at creating a sustainable drainage system, in which clean rain-water is collected and reused for various purpose. Meanwhile, the park water collection create habitat for wider biodiversity.

Key Area water collection from roof tops and inner court yards Permanent water, clean water collected from roof-top building, inner court yards. Street water filtration through bio-retention swale Water run-off slow down through green space Clean water collection underground tanks, to be reused for irrigation and toilet flush etc... Overflow clean water from roof-top and inner court yards to be directed through swale system via pipe seperated from the main sewage pipe. Road surface, parking etc run-off colection through pipe system Drainage area connecting to main sewage system. Collect overflow run-off water from swale in the event of heavy raining.

Clean and polluted run-off strategies Roof-top, inner court yard, pedestrian street and green space. Swales and pipe To be reused for irrigation and toilet flushing.

Polluted run-off from road, parking Drainage pipe Drain through underground sewage system

Over-flow Collecting into central pond, supporting wider range of wetland species habitats.

To be clean and treated through sewage plants before flow into rivers and canals.

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Integrated Urban Design Project

Exploring the material quality

Detail design and construction

The design of using concrete as a bespoke material to creatively create unity and diversity in the landscape

Formality of hard landscape structure create a balance between modern landscape and naturalistic experiences

Urban modern landscape Urban Post-industrial character

The quality of post industrial landscape is presented through recycled concrete, gabion and corten steel handrail.

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In Situ Cast concrete with smooth finish Recessed 10mm mortar bed

Integrated Urban Design Project Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

In situ cast concrete with rough finish

Free cast concrete with smooth finish

500

Detail design and construction

Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

300

200

125

In Situ Cast concrete paving with smooth finish

15

Recessed 10mm mortar bed Free Drainage Granular Back fill

500

Free cast concrete with smooth finish

500 200

Wood slab

In Situ Cast concrete paving with smooth finish

150

In situ cast concrete with rough finish

In situ cast concrete with rough finish

In Situ Cast concrete with smooth finish

Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

Recessed 10mm mortar bed

500

450

In situ cast concrete with rough finish Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

In Situ Cast concrete paving with smooth finish

Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

150

125

300

In Situ Cast concrete with smooth finish

In situ cast concrete with rough finish Free cast concrete with smooth finish

500

Technical construction design 200

Wood slab

Recessed 10mm mortar bed

500

In situ cast concrete with rough finish

450

In Situ Cast concrete paving with smooth finish

• Exploring the material quality of rough and smooth of concrete finish and natural stone. • The combination of hard and soft landscape for various landscape quality and activities Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

Grey natural gritstone with natural rough surface finish

125

300

150

150

Free Drainage Granular Back fill

In Situ Cast concrete with smooth finish

150

500

In situ cast concrete with rough finish

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Integrated Urban Design Project

Spring

Summer

Autumn Winter

Planting design and management Planting design with seasonal interest

The Dynamic Urban woodland management Year 1

Watering directly after planting. Watering plants once every two months the first year of establishment Herbaceous species are chosen for weed suppress purpose; therefore, handpulling maybe appropriate to control weeds if any for 3 times a year.

1m diameter around new planted trees to be kept free from competing vegetation in the first 3 years.

Year 15

Herbaceous perennials are allowed to mingle through ferns planting area. Other than that, any other weed species such as Ivy or Bramble should be removed in the first 3 years. Dead fronds of deciduous ferns will be remove to open up the ground for spring flowers.

All herbaceous perennials and grasses as well as Dogwoods (Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ and Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ ) are cut back every February for winter interest as well as maintain its cultivar colour.

50% of Hazel will be coppiced next year in its 8 year rotation.

Trees: Some trees will be thinned to allow space and reduce competition between tree layer. Cut trees will be left on site for ecological benefits.

Woodland ground cover: Maintain the balance between fern structure and moss, fungi as well as bramble and ivy. Weed species can colonised up to 50% of the total areas.

Rhus typhina is allowed to spread over space to certain extent.

Keep ongoing management with herbaceous perennials to maintain its original design display. Horticultural skill may needed such as dividing any unhealthy and invasive species or replant damaged and death one. These activities can be done every 4 years along side with coppiced periods.

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Sustainable Housing Project

Skills

Auto CAD Photoshop Exploring the concept of housing development considering all aspect of sustainable development: • A community where people get to know each other. • An inner court yard for out door natural play. • A clear front and back, private and public. • A sustainable urban drainage system

Illustrator InDesign


Sustainable Housing Project

Social Activities taking place close to home. Home-zone is designed to encourage children to have out door play area, which according to Jan Gehl is where children prefer to play within.

Privacy is created by the use of vegetation anc changing landform


Ecological Design and Masterplan Ecological Car Park By: Hoang QM VO

Magna Science and Nature Adventure

Entrance with designed herbaceous perennials in Autumn

Proposed natural playground Current children adventurous play ground

Keep current foundation for climbing and other playing activities

Proposed seating and gathering space

Proposed temporary exhibition space

Entrance with designed herbaceous perennials in Winter

Key

Scale 1:500 @A1 North

Post industrial multi-layered woodland

Birch Woodland

Meadow flowers

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Ecological Design and Masterplan

Deep pond mosaic Flora: wide range of wetland species ranging from emergent to aquatic plants, including some rare species such as Frogbit (t morsusranae), Bladderworts (Utricularia sp.), some pondweed and so on.

Natural Reserve and Visitor Centre

Fauna: Some species such as fish, dragonflies, waterfowl and birds are also interested in deep pond habitat.

Wet meadow

Pond landscape Design Wide draw-down zone allowing more wetland flora and fauna to thrive. Marginal vegetation can create ideal habitat for small invertebrates and amphibians to shelter from fish. Islands can provide safe feeding and nesting shelter for wetland birds and other species to avoid their terrestrial predators. Deep water provide extensive habitat for diverse range of submerged vegetations with some rare charophytes and pond weeds (Williams, et al., 1997). Furthermore, fish and wetland birds are also interested in deep water habitat.

Spring high water level

Autumn low water level

Green Roof Design Woodland clearance will attract more insects which provide opportunities for bat to forage

Rotating coppiced with standard process will encourage more space of woodland clearance and light through plant canopies. Therefore, more diverse type of ground flora can thrive.

Green roof is designed with different soil depth to create diverse range of vegetation in the roof. Shallow substrate will be colonized by short vegetations or bare ground, providing opportunities for butterflies to bask and breed. In contrast, deep substrate encourages wide range of flora to thrive.

Woodland Design

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Ecological Design and Masterplan

Ecological Design Principle

Natural Reserve and Visitor Centre Wetland scrubs

Reed bed

Island habitat

Deep pond habitat

Shallow pond habitat

Pond margin habitat

Wet meadow

Section A-A’. 1:250 Wetland habitat biodiversity ecotones Mixture of Wet Acid Grassland and meadow

Woodland edge Woodland

Wet meadow

Cut, short meadow

Multi-storey woodland

Woodland edges/ rides

Wet woodland

Section B-B’. 1:250 Ecotones through woodland to grassland

Section C-C’. 1:250 Ecotones through mixed deciduous broad leaves woodland to wet woodland

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Ecological Design and Masterplan Natural Reserve and Visitor Centre

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Post industrial pioneer woodland

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Art Tower Concourse Design

Skills

Photoshop Sketch up

InDesign

The first approach to landscape design with innitial experience with using vegetation to structure the landscape

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Skills

Simple Sketches to summary the Landscape Character

Landscape Character Assessment

Bradfield Irregular Field Patterns

Loxley River Woodland Corridor

One Sketch worth a thousand word

Dungworth and Storrs Irregular Field Patterns

Loxley Chase Modern Field

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Thank you!

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Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Porfolio_ The University of Sheffield

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Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Porfolio_ The University of Sheffield

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