A Sustainable Living S I L V E R D A L E
D E L O P M E N T
â€œLiving Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainabilityâ€?(Owen 2009)
Studio 6225 -
Lucia Cha 1345872
Project Intention Stagnation
Due to the disturbance of the motorway and highways surrounding the site, this landscape has low connectivity within the patch matrix. The surviving patches are the indigenous plants near the northern river which is considered to be a healthy patch However there is another minor river system which is adjacent to the northern river and possibly the two river can develop together to able to support each other as part of cennectivity isssues. Examinations of the district habitat of high water table and the knowledge of the significant water values that is contributes to the ecosystem, these rivers are the key elements to enhance the health of the environment processes.
The Circulated areas are the possible developing area. This is measure based on the current value of the land by analysing the significant features of the land.
Land cover and use data The green area are the significant vegetation spread. The study demonstrates that indigenous vegetation tends to develop within the river flows.
Legend LUC clip LUC 3e 3
3s 4 at_area_river buffer LCDB2NAME Broadleaved Indigenous Hardwoods Manuka and or Kanuka Indigenous Forest Deciduous Hardwoods Other Exotic Forest Pine Forest - Closed Canopy Pine Forest - Open Canopy
PRINTGROUP Rural Urban
Mapping the limitation zone(restrained area).
Indigenous forest and plants High quality soil for crops River + Boundary Major infrastructure Slope measure at 15 degree+
Contour Between the two rivers apears to have slope less then 6 degree or less.
There are patchs of indigenous forest habitat and creates a boundarit to the landscape.
Poor quality, open space, disconnected river. This pond the only area of the river that is showing the water table
Pine Valley Road. North East facing view from the centre To revive the storm water gained, and intending to widen the river width using the natural progresses, such as the Poremoremo reserve in Albany. Possibly planting indigenous plants and Wastewater treatment plants. However majority of the plants will be low canopy and nectar producing plants in intention to provide healthy habitat to the insects which are the major element in the food chain of ecosystem
Project Aim To associate the sustainable cycle, This project is aimed to improve the Environment by reviving fragmented river and planting selection of plants to attract the insect which are the major organism to operate the forest. The lifestyle blocks will be organised on a purpose of reducing the use of vehicles. This will affect the road design, urban planning, transports. Enhance the ecosystem by developing the primary elements that contributes to the ecosystem Elements such as plants and insect - core food chain Improvement on the environment - soil, water, land values High Dense community Mixed deistic such as retail and work block at the core and high density resident developing securing the core as part of â€˜hard boiled eggâ€™ Theory.
Case Study Water treatments - Highbrook [AUK] •
Storm water waste water, drain water
Large Box example
Private within Public area
Case Study Ecological District - Ile Saint-Denis [Paris] •
Parallel Canal boundaries - similarity
Artificial natural looking planting for
water treatments - Heterogeneity
Planting compare to the Highbrook water
High Density residential with Plants
People based communal
Possible Elements Housing
Urban space grass road
Santa Denis by West 8
global green housing by F.Schwartz
Highbrook road water collection
China/ Road for pedestrian
Planting Aim to plan Native plants and perhaps a bush connection from across the motorway where there are significant habitats is found. Aim is to bring insects, the population and species richness, as part of major food chain element of an ecosystem therefore being able to attract higher class food chain elements such as animals. The planting will be requiring low canopy, White flowering, Nectar collectable
Forest development • • •
Indigenous forest Broadleaf indigenous hardwoods-‘Vitex lucens’‘Podocarpus totara’’Dacrycarpus dacrydioidis’ Water treatment-‘Apodamia similies’‘Baumea articulata’’Elechris sphacelta’‘ Cyperus papyrifera’
Nearby residential + Recreation parks
Low canopy that planting to attract insects ‘Makomako’‘Koromiko’’Tarata’’Akepiro’’Korokia’ Providing space for niching - Clay wall for bees, dead logs
Development Plan Green Improvement Increase the green lands such as park and recreation space with richer ecosystem to improve the environment. - Waste water treatment - Expansion of river system The vegetation could develop wider when the possible developable zone is arranged, ideally the dwelling will live surrounded by the vegetation. Zoning Drawing the boundaries of significant culture, this plan have drawn. These are the ideal map of horizontal layering to observe the spread and observe what the land can hold
Zoning and Restrained area including the slop measure Redirecting the possible developing zone based on the limited capability of the land can carry such as the slopes and the new vegetation area.
The Development Based on the zoning the section are divided.
Green Land Green Living Legend Stormwater Planting Sports Stadium New Planting Stormwater Collection Education Retail Block Food Town Sports Feilds Stormwater Treat Plants Name High Density Housing Pedestrian Only RD Semi Road Main Road
Slope Buffer [15m] River Buffer Impervious Surface The Site
The intension of this mixed zone planning is to concentrate and compress the fragmented lifestyle blocks that we have smeared all over our precious land. With this sustainable planning we are able to provide the best opportunities to live at sustainable lifestyle. However there are probability of dysfunctions, which is the amount of effort contributed by the people.
High Density Residential
Low canopy of indigenous and water management plants Possible Business office and Education buildings
Scene High Density housing of 150square meter 10x15. The garden in the centre are measured 900square meter to be used by the community Possible vegetable gardens Worm farm - less unnecessary waste into the land fill
Flowering patch = insect (Bee)
Water treatment ponds Possible planing - ‘Apodamia similies’ ‘Baumea articulata’ ’Elechris sphacelta’ ‘ Cyperus papyrifera’ The structure will be similar to the Santa Denis planting plan because it has higher ecosystem values that is profiting not only the water but has opportunities to provide niches for the wider species of all organisms
Current Land cover database
Stormwater restoration plants New Planting - possible low canopy indigenous and mixed exotics Grass lots
Current significant plant feature
Summery â€˜Triple bottom lineâ€™ is the driving force behind Green Community district planning, serving to reduce the unnecessary amount of carbon footprint we are leaving Â everyday. This new town plan was designed to increase the density of our lifestyle blocks such as housing, commercial, work and connect fragmented places in urban areas into one smaller, healthier community.
Reference McDonough.W & Braungart . M(2002)Cradle to cradle. North Point Press Owen. D (2009) Green Metropolis.Riverhead books Scott. D (2007) Low Farm, Waipapa, Northland. Thayer. R (1994) Contemporary Landscape textbook. New Symbol of Possibility Wikipedia (April 2010) Paremoremo Scenic reserve. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paremoremo