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REVIEWING: 1.. L ITERALLY P ARK S TREET 2.E SCAPE WITH BENTS BASIN

a design report

12 WEEKS IN LANDSCAPE STUDIO 5 WITH

G RAHAM

AND

B ASS

BY WEN YU KEE 25 MAY 2012 UNSW LANSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

REVIEWING : 1.. L ITERALLY P ARK S TREET 2.E SCAPE WITH BENTS BASIN

a design report

12 WEEKS IN LANDSCAPE STUDIO 5 WITH

G RAHAM

AND

B ASS

BY WEN YU KEE 25 MAY 2012 UNSW LANSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


FORWARD

week 12

ABOUT This report produced is to document my process of design the two designs of 2 studio works: Literally Park Street and Escape with Bents Basin in Landscape Studio 5. It has aims to understand of my thought process sequentially to aid my future design works. It would also review my thinking process by understanding the decisions made in the time context and in relation to each other.

METHODOLOGY It presents the two designs of 2 studio works: Literally Park Street and Escape with Bents Basin in a serises of chronological order showing my progress over the 13 weeks. The series of documentation would help to recall my decision makings which will be accompanied by footnotes to explain my influences and design making. This report will conclude with a summary of comparison of the 2 different approaches and an overall personal reflection.


THE HYDE PARK BRIDGE PROJECT

LITERALLY PARK STREET week 1 to week 5

The given brief to this project was to provide a linkage that is an ‘easier option’ that suits the character to connect the North and South side of Hyde Park along Park Street. ‘Literally Park Street’ has revolutionized the concept of connection along Park Street. The concept aims is to realize an iconic urban landscape extending a park space to experience by both pedestrians and car diving along Park Street.


IDEA GENERATION Inspiration search

week 1

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE : :HYDE PARK

IDEOLOGY :THE SITUATIONALIST

Ideology History

Architecture inspiration

HYDE PARK

Nature Inspiration

ONSITE INSPIRATION ON STATIFICATION

Looreikat

LOOREIKAT INSPIRATION

Stratification

Parasytic concept

THOUGHTS The design generation started in all directions. I was inspired by the historical/political background and nature of Hyde Park. The exploration was in part to find out the possibilities beyond to uncover the complexity behind Hyde Park. I decided to challenge search for a deeper meaning behind the park which have resulted in a highly confused state of idea generation.


IDEA GENERATION Consoliation

7

MARCH

week 2 FOR PARASYTIC INSPIRATION

SITE APPRAISAL

OVERLAY OF OPPORTUNITY AND

week 2

CONSTRAINTS

Structuring Opportunities

2012

FURTHER DEVELOPED INTO LITERALLY PARK STREET

SITE APPRAISSAL

IIDENTIFY KEY FOR FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGN.

THOUGHTS

SITE ANALYSIS THOUGHTS Being confused and overwhelmed, I decided to take a break with the idea generation. I need to ground and justify my design, hence I did a site appraisal andnarrowed down my design option to on that is ispired by nature and the other by the Situationalist ideology.

INSPIRED BY LYNCH

‘IMAGE CITIES’

Inspired by the Kevin Lynch’ Image of the City’ reading, I analyzed Hyde Park based on the 5 elements of wayfinding. Then , I identi-

OF THE

fied the opportunities and constraints behind

READING

them and came out with key words to aid my design process in the 2 design options.


IDEA GENERATION Green Sprawl

IDEA GENERATION

week 3

The Situationist

week 3

INITITIAL INSPIRATION FROM GUY DEBORD

CONSCEPTUAL MODEL

TO SHOW

STRATIFICATION

MONTAGE :STRATIFICATION

INSPIRED

BRIDGE

ABSTRACT

MODEL

:

WALL OF OPPORTUNITIES

STRATFICATION INSPIRATION

ABSTRACT

THOUGHTS

MODEL

:

COMBINATION

The idea of stratification orginated from the multi-tierd structure of

THOUGHTS

hyde park. It then related looking at

The situationalist approach was inspired by

the bridge as a parasitic linkage that

capitalistic context the Hyde Park sat in. I was

should tie hyde park with its adjacent

inspired ny the Situationalist Movement and Guy

functions. Abstract models and

Deboard to create a ‘situation’ for city dwellers to

motanges were created to explore

realise their place in the society. A sketch ( far left

the aesthetic of the infrastructure

MONTAGE : CONSCEPTUAL MODEL

ARASITIC INSPIRATION PARASITIC INSPIRATION

PRASITIC BRIDGE

would be. However, the exploration was discontinued due to confusion that

TO SHOW

maybe cause with adding another tier to Hyde Park.

ABSTRACT

MODEL TO SHOW THE SITUATIONALIST

image) was first to illustrate my inspirations and how a ‘Wall of Wonder’ may look like. Then I created abstract models based on the sketch to explore the spatial implication that it would imply.


IDEA RESOLUTION The Situationist to ‘Literally Park Street’

RESOLUTION

week 4

Literally Park Street

INSPIRATION:

‘’BREAKING

week 5

STEP BY STEP DIGRAM TO EXPLIAN

CONCEPT

THE EDGES’

FOCUS FOR FINAL DESIGN

OF PARK STREET

‘LITERALLY PARK STREET’

SKETCH ON SPATIAL CONTEXT

‘BREAKING

MONTAGE

THE EDGES’

OF SITUATIONALIST BRIDGE

THOUGHTS A montage was created to map the model onto site (Park Street). This ignited the inspiration to look into breaking the edges of the park along Park Street. And hence drew me to the inspiration of ‘ Literally Park Street’. To resolve the feasibility of the bridge, I studied the physical dimensions for the STUDY ON THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BRIDGE

bridge to occupy.

THOUGHTS To explain the concept of ‘Literally Park street’, I did a diagramic sketch to show the how where ,why and who within the context.. The concept was to explore a dynamic experience along for both pedestrains and car users. However, it concept was too broad and I need to focus on the brief which was challenging to resolve.


FINAL DESIGN Literally Park Street

FINAL DESIGN

week 5

MATERPLAN

ARIEAL LOCATION

FOR

Literally Park Street

Masterplan

PARK STREET @H

LITERALLY PARK STREET

FAST PEDESTRAIN BRIDGE

YDE PARK

PESDESTRAINS BRIDGES PROPOSED

B

ELIZABETH

>1M

NEW ENTRAINCE TO WIDE

EXISITING TREES

+28.2 +26.6

PEDESTRAIN BRIDGE

+27.4

+29.5 +29.2

+31.5

+30.5

Form

DOWN

MAIN WAL K

+29.5

+29.5

+29.5

STREET

MAIN

AVENUE WALK

32.5

+33.5

PARK

A

35.4

35.4

+29.5

M WIIDE

Movement

+30.6

TO PARK STREET

1.5

SLOW

EXISTING TREES HILLS FIG

+29.4

+28.5

A

STREET

FROM ELIZABETH STREET

STEPS

PRESENTATION MODEL

EXPERIENCE

FAST : TO TRANSIT

PROPOSED SMALL SHRUBS

AND GRASS, FOR HEDGEING

6M

week 5

+36.0 +28.7

SLOW : TO MEANDER AND DISCOVER

+29.5

SLOW PEDESTRIAN WALK 1.5 M WIDE, 1M WIDE FLOWER BED

Movement

+35.4

HARDY PLANTS

+29.5

Form

+29.5

Slow : to meander and discover

SLOW PEDESTRIAN WALK 3 PLATFORM FOR VIEWING

+31.5

+30.4

AND MEANDERING

30.8

NEW PATH WAY ON PATH +31。3

LONG SECTION A-A TO SHOW THE NORTH EDGE VEGETATION

OF

EXISITING SHRUBS

LITERALLY PARK STREET GRASS

DENSE LAYERING BIG TREES , SHRUBS

AND SMALL SHRUBS

fd

12M

WIDE

SHORT SECTION B-B

EXISITING FIGS

j

y

m a

STREET SOUTH

SCALE: 1:600

r

TO SHOW THE CROSING OF THE TWO BRIDGES

DENSE TREE FOLIAGE

STRUCTURED AND FORMAL

THOUGHTS

j

The final design consisted of 2 bridges ( a fast and a slow bridge) that were

A

A ENTERANCE FROM ELIZABETH STREET

SCALE: 1:400

FIRST

LANDING

BREAKING EXISITING EDGE TO PARK STREET

FAST

PESDESTRIAN BRIDGE EXCESS

ROAD LEVEL:28.3 LANDING LEVEL:

BRIDGE

30.5M

CLEARENCE LEVEL:

SLOW

PESDESTRIAN BRIDGE EXCESS

ROAD LEVEL:29.5

33.5

LANDING LEVEL:

BRIDGE

31.5M

CLEARENCE LEVEL:

MAIN AVENUE

WALK

PATH WAY GOES IN BETWEEN FIGS

35.8

I did not manage to resolve the aestheic and form of the bridge clearly in my final design.

f

H

asymentrical and served different purposes.

B

PEDESTRAIN PATHWAY REDUCED TO 1 M WIDTH WITH PIECES OF SANDSTONE TURF AND PLANT UP THE REMAINING PATHWAY

i

GREENIING BIRDGES

THOUGHTS The bridge which was the main part of the project was unresolved due to the lack of time. In addition the poor

H

quality presentation model was not helpful in explaining my design. The final design had reflected clearly on my poor

e

B

management of time in the design process.


escape with bents basin FOR THE NATIONAL PARKS

WEEK 6 TO WEEK 11

The given brief to this project was from the national parks to redesign Bents Basin which is a conservation area. Escape with Bent’s Basin, explores the concept of escape and translates it into the human experience of city dwellers in a natural setting. It is design to balance the conservation of the natural site and human activities to promote social and environmental sustainability.

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