JULIET BOLTON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
Landscape architect focused on creative design solutions that are motivated by social equity, environmental awareness and innovation. A wide range of skills have been developed through a diverse exposure to academics, work environments, volunteering and culture. Seeking an opportunity to further this knowledge and utilize creative skills for problem solving in a challenging, fast-paced environment within the architectural field. EDUCATION â€˘ â€˘
MA Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield. 2017-2019 BSC Landscape Architcture, University of Pretoria 2012-2015
EXPERIENCE Habitat Landscape Architects, Junior Landscape Architect 2016 SKILLS
- Adobe Creative Suite - Rhino English - Fluent - Microsoft Office - ArcGIS Afrikaans - Fluent - AutoCad - SketchUp Dutch - Intermediate
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CON TENT The following portfolio is a small selection of works produced throughout my Undergraduate and part of my Masters program.
Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Pretoria, South Africa.
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Urban Square Pretoria, South Africa.
University of Sheffield 2018 - Individual Trieste , Italy.
ent and future of Porto Vecchio and the role that landscape planning and design can play in the positive transformation of the site location and its surrounding urban context.
The site project is located in Trieste - a city situated in Northern Italy, bordering with Slovenia. The project will have specific focus on the Old Port of Trieste or â€œPorto Franco Vecchioâ€? as it is locally know which translates into The Old Free Port.
To achieve this, a concept and vision was developed. The vision for this project is to transform Porto Vecchio in a way that would allow the isolated site to weave into the existing urban fabric of Trieste. Combining the political and industrial history, the current need for recreational green space and looking to the future in terms of science and research facilities.
Porto Vecchio is located in the North Western part of the city, between the Adriatic Sea on its western border and the Central Railway Station to the East of the site, the edge of the City Centre forms the Southern border. The site is currently widely unused but has a rich post-industrial and maritime history which is somewhat showcased in the Museum of the Old Port of Trieste complex which consists of the Hydrodynamic Centre (1890), the Electric Substation (1913) and Warehouse 26,which has recently been restored to host exhibitions, events or conferences.
The vast size of the port would allow for these functions to be woven into the fabric of the site harmoniously. Porto Vecchio as a landscape with sustainable multifunctional port city campus with permanent and temporal aspects.
The project study will focus on the successful development and integration of the past, pres-
Porto Vecchio is enclosed by different barriers on each side of the site, the Central Rail Station to the east, the Adriatic to the west, the city centre to the south and continuation of coast to the north. These boundaries enclose the site in a way that creates a seemingly ‘island’ landscape. This notion of ‘island’ landscape is further enhanced by the lack of physical access to the site. Vehicular and pedestrian access is limited and control through check points and fencing surrounding the area. This project will aim to produce a strategy for breaking down the physical and metaphysical barriers surrounding Porto Vecchio in order to reactivate and integrate it back into the urban fabric of the city. RAILWAY
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Reconnect the Old Port with the rest of the city by redeveloping and regenerating the port as a campus district with a distinct identity that still functions as a multifunctional asset of the city.
To improve connection edge between the port and its enclosing boundaries to create a permeable, pedestrian friendly urban edge, breaking down the barriers of the current â€˜island landscape
To provide much needed green recreational and public spaces in the city through the creation of a wider green space network with improved biodiversity, located in the Porto Vecchio district.
To design and develop in a sustainable way by re-appropriating existing buildings and materials on site, to preserve the historic identity of the area.
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Proposed site districts.
Proposed land use.
Proposed green space.
JULIET BOLTON In order to create a resilient and sustainable space the designer must design for both of these physical and metaphysical aspects. The current industrial materials found in Porto Vecchio must thus be transformed and re-used, incorporated into an experiential more natural landscape.
STRATEGIES DISTRICT IDENTITY
PROPOSED LAND USE
PROPOSED PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT
MIXED USE : COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL / OFFICE
MAIN PEDESTRIAN AXIS
MIXED TYPOLOGY HOUSING
SECONDARY PEDESTRIAN AXIS
TERTIARY PEDESTRIAN ROUTE
EXISTING MAIN PEDESTRIAN ROUTES
EDUCATION / RESEARCH FACILITIES PARKING EXISTING BUILDING FUNCTIONS
COLLECTIVE GREEN SPACE
MULTI FUNCTIONAL RECREATIONAL GREEN SPACE
PRIMARY FORMAL AVENUE NATURALISTIC AVENUE
ACTIVE GREEN EDGE
URBAN STREET TREES WOODLAND PARKING NATUARAL COASTLINE POST INDUSTRIAL PARK
PASSIVE GREEN SPACE
EXISTING GREEN POCKET SPACES
URBAN DESIGN PROJECT
University of Sheffield 2018 - Group Project Sheffield , United Kingdom.
- Aspects of a new theoretical framework called Socially Restorative Urbanism and its application in Sheffield;
The Urban Design Project focused on providing opportunities to explore a part of Sheffield undergoing intensive regeneration called Kelham Island. The aim was to develop design solutions that contribute to this ongoing process from a human perspective and question how the processes of regeneration and design can bring about positive change. How can these smaller scale interventions act as a catalyst for generating spaces that facilitate fulling sustainable lives for its urban users?
- The nature of ‘Transitional Edges’ and ‘Micro-environments’ as components of socially sustainable urban form and their application in urban design decision making At its core, Socially Restorative Urbanism focuses on the fact that the urban public realm must better reflect the routine lives, habits and experiences of those who use it. When this is achieved, city experience has the capacity to restore vital aspects of human well-being grounded in social interactions and territorial behaviour.
To achieve the above mentioned aims the following aspects were explored: - The relationship between human experience and spatial organization in urban settings - How this can help us design in more socially sustainable ways;
Group Members Juliet Bolton Sarah Brooks Hoang Quốc Mỹ
As a group our aim was to create a â€˜Creative Clusterâ€™ within a slowly emerging creative neighbourhood and through these interventions, create greater sense of belonging and community within the project area. A central design aim for the project was to break down the barrier between the interior and exterior of the collective courtyard. This was done by creating facades that were both physically and visually permeable, improving the overall laterality, introducing new archway connections to adjacent courtyards which would improve the overall permeability. Model making played a vital part in the exploration of space from a human perspective, ensuring that we were developing the courtyard accourding to user needs, spatial porosity, social interaction, locality and improved extent and not merely for the sake of aesthetics.
Figures from Top left to Bottom right. Figure 1 shows the strategic vision of the overall project site with the aim of tying together the neighbourhood identity. Figure 2 captures the concept vision of Caledonia Court and the variety of functions and activities introduced to ensure a diverse range of users will be able to use the space, and Figure 3 shows the resulting diagrammatic plans from these concepts. 13
Caledonia Court was explored both on a bigger scale and on a Micro-Environment level, as shown below. The Micro-Environment design focused on small interventions and how these could transform the lives of the users in a positive way that gave the space structure but also allowed for adaptability.
URBAN LANDSCAPE CORRIDOR
University of Pretoria 2017 - Individual Pretoria , South Africa.
Within the smaller project location the evidence of the lack of these spaces are clear together with the users that define them. All of the user groups found within the Hatfield precinct can be identified within this smaller project location.
Throughout the mapping and investigation of the precinct it became clear that there was firstly a lack of green space, but secondly a lack of green space that was accessible and inclusive to all users that occupy Hatfield. A green corridor development is a possible solution to this issue and will not only improve user experience of the precinct but will also allow for eco-system services.
Students from both Pretoria Girls High and the University can be found within the sub-site either as commuters or residents.
The intention with this project was to develop a green public space that addresses the issue of lack of green public space. The focus of the project was on the western anchor of the corridor located across from Pretoria High School for Girls and moving north east towards Rissik Station and including the open lot across from The Edge residential building.
Civil Services including the Magistrates Court and Fire station are within the project location, that together with a number of old residential buildings that have been transformed into offices from an interesting cultural dynamic. A commuter culture exists with 2 bus stops and the Rissik Metro station that transport many users to and from Hatfield.
Here exists a small collection of open, public or lost spaces that can be developed to form a collective green public space. The smaller left over spaces will be able to feed into the larger network and act as services to them while still accommodating their own programmatic intentions.
The Rissik station has also allowed for an informal network to evolve, with smaller more impermanent food stalls as well as more permanent warm-food stalls have been set up around the station. The homeless community and car guards also use the space, as they have taken over an empty piece of land and use it as an informal housing premises.
Within the Hatfield Precinct a disjointed nature exists. There is no common architectural language and the precinct remains a confusing space to occupy. Buildings are disjointed from their surroundings and the users themselves. Users are disjointed from their surroundings and each other.
HATFIELD PRECINCT A spatial tension began to show itself when the site investigation indicated that a form of public spaces exist, but is not utilised by the variety of users. Students on site do not use the park on Park Street, this is exclusively used by the commuters and users within the informal networks. The site across from Girls High is a waiting area after school which is otherwise quiet, and an informal parking lot and car wash exists on the site in front of the court precinct. These spaces could be utilized by a variety of users but is not, and that is where the spatial dissonance lies. Understanding how these different users groups use public space was used as design informant in the green corridor space development of this project. These differences have been investigated through ritual observation and an attempt to understand the narrative of each group. The modes of cultural investigation I explored to try and understand these tensions include, cultural historical and narratives, ritual patterns, cultural manifestations through activities, site interpretation and historical mapping. The aim then is to design a landscape that can accommodate a variety of functions and allow for a variety of cultures to come together, but can also be appropriated as needed all the while remaining a safe and inviting environment.
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CORRIDOR ENTRANCE NODE
The start of the corridor is marked by an entrance node that also serves as a transportation hub directly adjacent to the train station. A pocket park is created that serves both the purpose of waiting and recreation. It also serves informal vendors by providing a space for the variety of stalls.
Strategically chosen parts of the railway are covered to allow for a more pedestrian focused precinct. A variety of connections are manifested throughout the railway node, including a green cross bridge that forms an amphitheater that allows the space to be appropriated in a variety of ways.
“So do flux and reflux, the rhythm of change, alternate and persist in everything under the sky.” -Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles 22
University of Pretoria 2015 - Individual Pretoria , South Africa.
number of users of the space, the daily and seasonal ecological changes, the way people move and the way the space is utilized, has flux at its core.
Landscape Architecture is the intersection of a sites pre-existing form and the future envisioned design. The design can not only focus on a single aspect but must serve the community and form a dynamic connection between people, nature and place.
The dynamics of this site can be observed in the diagram on the left. Proposed programmes are shown in relation to general times of day in terms of morning afternoon and evening.
The design brief called for the design of an urban square in the Central Business District of Pretoria. The site condition consisted mainly of hard-standing so increasing biodiversity became one of the main aims of the project. That, together with the diverse range of users of the site formed the basis of the design concept.
The way to incorporate the concept, the social, ecological and cultural aspects of design was to use water as a central element as it is able to take on many shapes and forms. Different textures and atmospheres are incorporated within the main water feature that runs throughout the site.
The concept of the design proposal is the notion of flux in its many manifestations. To be in a state of flux, is to be in a constant state of change. Dynamics form a pivotal part of our lives, and this design, in many different aspects including the types and
MASTERPLAN The central water element is the main focus of the site, with consequent programmes forming from this fundamental feature. To further the notion of flux, a variety of functions were incorporated into the design including a covered market space, a wetland landscape and a central plaza and amphitheater. Existing functions were built upon and created aspects like the transportation hub to the east of the site. Together with flux, sustainability and adaptability were the focus of the design development.
Water harvesting area and flow direction.
Water body and system on site.
Cut and Fill diagram.
To ensure all aspects of the site is utilized, water will be harvested, purified and stored. The water is harvested from all paved areas and is captured through swales and with the use of inlets along the paving. This water will be used to irrigate the landscape and provide water to the water system on site. The water system is design to waste as little water as possible, together with being efficient and easy to maintain. Public access to water allows the user to reconnect with the water together with an educational aspect on how to utilize water in the best possible way. To minimise construction cost and waste, cut and fill was kept to a minimum in this design. Many materials on site can be reused and was incorporated into the construction specifications. The old foundations and concrete flooring on site will be broken up and used as aggregate for the new concrete construction. Colourful tiles are also on site and will be incorporated into the zero-depth water feature as mosaic art, which will be done by the community.
PLANTING DESIGN PRINCIPLES
‘Future landscapes must thoughtfully incorporate a number of topics. Through design they must incorporate ecological systems, recognizing this as the basis of our physical and spiritual survival. They must honestly and eloquently incorporate and express technology and infrastructure, our cultures’ true connection to nature, and they must address the significance of the vernacular, acknowledging the powerful meanings it carries in the landscape. They must also function as art, both didactic and passive, to tap the profound potential for experiencing the landscape.’ – Ron Lutsko 29
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