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LANDSCAPE PORTFOLIO

ROSANA BUSBY-COZIC


This portfolio documents a selection of projects from time spent studying at Leeds Metropolitan University & the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, aswell as other visual communication work unrelated to the listed projects.

CONTENTS UK AUSTRALIA VISUAL COMMUNICATION

1_LEEDS CITY PARK

page 5

2_ST.GEMMA’S HOSPICE

page 23

3_RAINFOREST LOST

page 29

4_PARASITE

page 39

5_MODEL MAKING

page 46

7_SKETCHING & PAINTING

page 48

9_PHOTOGRAPHY

page 52


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1_LEEDS CITY PARK

UK 2013


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1_INTRODUCTION Leeds City Park is a large scale, urban design project set in the heart of Leeds, carried out as a studio project at Leeds Metropolitan University. Located on a post-industrial site, the aim was to transform the space in anticipation of existing and future needs, considering social, environmental and economic impact on both the immediate and wider context. The project was carried out in 3 main stages, ranging from analysis and research, to masterplanning and detailed design; these initial stages were followed by a focus on construction and planting on a small area of the site.

1_CONTEXT

1_SITE & SURROUNDINGS

UK Context_not to scale

River Aire context_not to scale

Leeds Context_not to scale

Previously the site of the Tetley brewery, the site is currently used as a large car park, both historical and abandoned factory buildings remain.

Closed off

The surrounding area is characterised by the River Aire, derelict industrial buildings contrast modern architecture.

Brewery

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Forgotten

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Industry

History

Dereliction

Busy roads

City Context_not to scale

River Aire


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1_CONCEPT & VISION

Leeds City Park proposes to transform the post-industrial landscape of the city, with the notion of nature restoring and reviving these forgotten spaces. The design takes inspiration from the rich industrial history of Leeds, contrasting this theme with the animation and interest that green spaces can create. The vision for the park is to provide an artistic events hub, whilst also creating a series of biodiverse and engaging habitats with opportunities for interaction, education and engagement; blurring the boundaries between park and city, and creating a wider green infrastructure to form both micro and macro connections. Leeds City Park will act as the central space to a green network, providing a social, cultural and environmental heart to the urban surroundings.


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1_ANALYSIS & STRATEGY Flooding_not to scale

Building uses _not to scale

Key factors affecting the design are identified through survey and analysis of the site and surroundings.

Routes & Desitinations_not to scale

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Green Infrastructure_1:20000

The main issues to address: • The lack of green space in Leeds, and the loss of connection between different areas • The potential for flooding, there is a need to consider the relationship between the river and the site • The user groups and existing routes, Leeds is dominated by vehicles, pedestrian & cycle priority routes should be created

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Connecting the City_The green infrastructure proposal illustrates the close proximity of the site to the city centre, and how a series of connected green spaces could transform the way that Leeds currently functions.

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Creating a green infrastructure within and around Leeds will connect both local and wider communities. A network of pedestrian and cycle routes links key locations both in Leeds city centre and in the wider context. Sit e

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Green Space_not to scale


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1_DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Development of ideas using a working model and plan based work. Working model_built at 1:1500

Developmental plans_not to scale

1_DIVISION OF USE Taking into consideration factors identified during survey and analysis ,the following plans and diagrams show the initial proposals for the park and it’s immediate surroundings. Zoning offers to revive the whole area with new residential zones, community spaces and an extension of green into the surrounding city, also taking into account new developments, such as the HS2 station and new college campus. Redirected vehicular movement will decongest the area and provide pedestrian routes, linking key spaces in the city. The park will cater for a variety of users and providing varied and interesting spaces.

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Movement & Access Plan_1:5000

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1_DESIGN PROPOSAL Buildings in the Park_1:5000

Movement around the Park_1:5000

LEEDS STATION

Zones of the Park_1:5000

LEEDS STATION

SOV. ST. SQUARE

LEEDS STATION

LINKS TO BRIGGATE SALEM YOUTH ACTIVITY SPACE

ACCESS TO MUSEUMS

LEEDS INFO POINT

LINKS TO BRIGGATE

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Masterplan_1:2500 8 The design of Leeds City Park proposes a multi-functional and engaging landscape that can provide new interest for Leeds on multiple levels. A series of inter-connected zones combine to create areas suitable for both local and wider community use, events and recreation. The park takes inspiration from native UK landscapes, recreating the rich and diverse environments, whilst also providing various links over the river and roads, to the city centre, universities and surrounding residential areas.

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PEDESTRIAN ROUTES

1_Riverside Promenade

5_Urban Wetlands

Open space by the water’s edge, pulling the river into the park

Network of routes through engaging and varied UK wetland habitats

2_Pocket Spaces

6_Pedestrian Priority

Intimate spaces for permanent and temporary installation artwork

Limited vehicular access on tree lined streets with shared community spaces

3_Urban Woodland

7_Green Bridge Access

Grass landforms, meadows, pocket parks, lawns and play

Access over the river to Clarence Docks area, avoiding congested roads

4_Central Plaza

8_Blurred Boundaries

Central events space - art, youth, info, activity and events - cultural hub

Pulling the park beyond it’s boundaries, creating green links in Leeds and beyond

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1_VISUALISATIONS

01_Pedestrian priority - Crown Point rd.

Urban woodland & Riverside/Promenade Section A_not to scale

02_View through the urban wetlands

03_Central plaza space

04_View into the woodland meadows


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1_DETAIL 1_DETAIL DESIGN DESIGN South East view across Detail Area Isometric_not to scale

Industrial structures provide sheltered and multi-functional events spaces.

A series of interconnected wetlands create rich and diverse environments.

Sculptural forms and materials reflect the industrial heritage of Leeds.

Networks of different paths lead through varied wetland habitats.


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1_DETAIL DESIGN Industrial Sculpture_Inspired by the rich history of Leeds Detail Area Context Masterplan_1:10000 The design of the Urban Wetlands and Central Events Space takes inspiration from various UK native wetland landscapes, including peat bogs, reedbeds, marshes, swamps and fen grassland. The detailing of the scheme proposes exciting and engaging spaces, providing a city events space whilst also allowing a close interaction with semi-natural habitats, these diverse landscape environments contrast with the continuing industrial theme running through hard materials and structures.

Central Plaza & Urban Wetlands Plan_1:1000

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Stepping Stones_Close interaction with planting habitats

Boardwalks_Relaxed walkways and stepped seating

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Industrial Walkways_Leading through varied wetlands

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Year round sculptural forms

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Events Spaces_High capacity sheltered spaces

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2_Sunken Marshes

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Reflection pool with linear planting

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3_Swamps

Birch Varieties_Characterising the central avenue and park edges

Black Alder_Clustered among the peat bogs

Dense aquatic environments

4_Peat Bogs C

Characterised by moss and heathers

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Grey Alder_Light canopies above the marshes

Weeping Willow_Emerging from the swamp wetlands

5_Fen Meadows Meadow grassland in gravel beds

White Willow_Key tree species in the Fen Grassland


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1_SECTIONS THROUGH THE DETAIL AREA

A_1:500_Section through the peat bogs & sunken marshes

B_1:500_Section through events space and swamp wetlands


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C_1:500_Section through the industrial glasshouse and central plaza


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1_VISUALISING THE WETLAND LANDSCAPES D_1:100_Section through reedbeds with industrial sculpture

01_Stepping stones through the Peat bog


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02_View through the sunken marshes

03_Industrial paths over the swamp wetlands


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1_CONSTRUCTION DETAILING 8> 0 700 110

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1_ Timber decking, see Fig. 3 6_ Aquatic planting in inset planting troughs with 2_ 600 mm brick paving tactile floor detail, see Fig. 3 integrated grate, see Fig. 7 3_ Tree pit with Corten steel tree grill, see Fig. 4 7_ 800mm wide custom made 10mm Corten steel 4_ Metalco Volo Piana benches (Architonic id 1131320) panel path and floor detail, see Fig. 5 8mm single sheet Corten steel 435mmx615mm (HxW) 8_ 600mm tactile ridge detail on Corten steel 900mm and 1800mm lengths panel floor, see Fig. 5 5_ Concrete based pool, cast in situ, see Fig. 6

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In the sunken marsh area; materials and angular forms contrast against the dense planting environment, with Corten steel as a key material tying all elements together.

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Fig.1_ CONSTRUCTION AREA - MATERIALS & LAYOUT>> Plan A_1:100

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The design concept of Leeds City Park is continued into the detailing of the scheme; green and grey contrast in spaces inspired by the industrial heritage of Leeds and native Uk wetland landscapes.

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1_ Timber decking, see Fig.3 2_ 50x150mm (WxD) joists at 400mm centres from angle beams, various lengths 3_ 95x150mm (WxD) double angle beams bolted together with 30mm packer, various lengths 4_ 75x250mm (WxD) bearer, various lengths 5_ 75x225mm (WxD) bearer, various lengths

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Fig.3_ FLOORSCAPE DETAIL - MATERIAL JUNCTION>> Plan C_1:20 1_ 600 mm tactile surface detail of reclaimed paving bricks 230x110x76mm (LxWxD) on 10mm mortar bed with10mm pointing detail - staggered bond informed by corner angle - split bricks to specified angles on corners 2_ Custom made 6mm thick Corten steel detail, flush with surrounding materials, bolted to brickwork with resin fixings 3_ Platowood thermally treated Norway Spruce decking boards, with band saw finish providing anti-slip surface - Custom size 95x27mm (WxD) various lengths, 5mm gaps, herringbone corner detail with specified angles 4_ Flathead, slotted stainless steel screws - 2 per board over joist centres

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Fig.5_ISOMETRIC VIEW - DECK & POOL CONSTRUCTION>> South East View, Area E_1:20 step

1_ 800 mm wide custom made 10 mm thick Corten panel with tactile surface detail - 3x3mm (WxD) ridges in panel 2_ 800 mm wide custom made 10 mm thick Corten panels formed to wrap around steps at level changes 3_ 800 mm wide custom made 10 mm thick Corten panel extending over pool - supported by fibre reinforced cylindrical concrete pillars, cast in situ with formwork - fixed with corresponding fittings on panels & pillars 4_ Linear aquatic planting in inset troughs as specified in Fig. 7 5_ Custom made 10 mm thick Corten steel step face detail,175mm high, various lengths, fixed to joists with welded lug fixings 6_ Concrete based pool as specified in Fig. 6 7_ Supporting deck structure as specified in Figs. 2 & 6 8_ Timber decking and structure as specified in Figs. 3 & 6 9_ Brickwork and support as specified in Figs. 3&6 10_ Surrounding sub-soil

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Fig.4_ TREE PIT DETAIL - CONSTRUCTION Section D_1:50 1_ Blueton Corten steel tree grill - ref.1043.01cs, custom size 3000x2000mm (LxW) with 600mm opening and pre-weathered finish, supported by galvanised frame with locking lug fixings 2_ Cantilevered joist structure with 50x150mm (WxD) joist trimmers around tree opening 3_ Approx 50mm deep gravel layer on surface of tree pit 4_ Tree with root-ball (Alnus incana) 5_ 3000x2000mm (WxD) tree pit, backfilled with good quality topsoil after planting 6_ 3 layers of 6 Strata cells individually measuring 510x510x250mm (LxWxD), combined width at base of pit 3060mm 7_ 2mm thick, gt Permeable Rootbarrier 260, to 2000mm depth around tree pit 8_ Surrounding sub-soil 9_ Surrounding deck surface and structure as specified in Figs. 3 & 6

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Fig.7_POOL PLANTING DETAIL - TROUGH PLANTER Section G_1:10

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Fig.6_ STEPPED DECK & POOL - CONSTRUCTION Section F_1:20 1_ Brick paving and Corten floor detail as specified in Fig. 3 2_ 600x600mm (WxD) deep concrete plinthe 3_ Custom made stainless steel joist hangers fixed with stainless steel screws 4_ Timber decking as specified in Fig. 3 5_ Corten steel step face detail as specified in Fig. 5 6_ Bearers supported by custom made stainless steel brackets, fixed with stainless steel M12 bolts, bearer dimensions as specified in Fig. 2

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7_ 200x200mm (WxD) concrete piers 8_ 450x200mm (WxD) deep compacted hardcore 9_ Approx. 150mm deep Compacted earth 10_ Surrounding sub-soil 11_ 150mm deep waterproofed concrete pool with steel fabric reinforcement - cast in situ with timber formwork, min. 20mm gap between pool sides and adjacent joists

1_ 150mm deep waterproofed concrete base with steel fabric reinforcement, Fig.6 2_ 620x180mm (WxD) deep primary waterproofed concrete base with steel fabric reinforcement 3_ 200mm deep compacted hardcore 4_ Approx. 300mm deep Compacted earth 5_ 10mm sealed expansion joint 6_ 300x150mm (WxD) custom made 5mm thick stainless steel planting trough with integrated grate, varied lengths of 1000, 2000 & 3000 mm 7_ 50mm deep gravel and sand planting mix with aquatic planting


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1_PLANTING SPECIFICATION

ZONE 1

Planting in this area takes inspiration from native UK wetland landscapes, emulating these fragile and diverse environments. Dense planting schemes contrast against materials and forms inspired by the industrial heritage of Leeds. PLANTING ZONES - CONTEXT>> Wetlands & Central Plaza Detail Plan_not to scale

ZONE 1 - FEN GRASSLAND >> Planting plan_1:100

FEN GRASSLAND_Informal grassy meadow planting in gravel beds.

GENERAL PLANTING & MAINTENANCE - Fen Grassland

- Characterised by White Willow, grasses, sedge and angelica year round. With interest from a variety of flowering meadow perennials and bulbs from Spring to Autumn.

Add organic matter and gravel to soil before any planting commences. Maintain moist but well drained conditions via irrigation constantly.

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KEY

LATIN NAME

COMMON NAME

QTY.

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PLANTING & MAINTENANCE

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Angelica gigas

PURPLE ANGELICA

12

10 L Pots

Plant in Spring/Autumn - Seedheads to provide Winter form, do not cut back in winter.

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Carex elata ‘Aurea’

BOWLES’ GOLDEN SEDGE

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20 L Pots

Dc

Deschampsia cespitosa

HAIR GRASS

25

10 L Pots

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Filipendula ulmaria

MEADOWSWEET

15

Plug Plants - Extra Large

Plant in Spring/Autumn - Divide in Spring if necessary to establish desired spread.

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Iris x hollandica ‘Delft Blue’

IRIS ‘DELFT BLUE’

580

Bulbs

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Juncus effusus

SOFT RUSH

46

20L Pots

Lysimachia nummularia

CREEPING JENNY

580

2 L Pots, 10 CM Height, 20 CM Spread

Lv

Lythrum virgatum

PURPLE LOOSETRIFE

21

2 L Pots

Sa

Salix alba

WHITE WILLOW

1

Instant tree 150 L Pots, 5-7M Height

Sp

Succisa pratensis

DEVIL’S BIT SCABIOUS

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12 CM Pots

Su

Salvia uliginosa

BOG SAGE

10

2 L Pots

In Autumn gently throw 10 bulbs per M2 over beds and plant where they land, approx. 5 CM deep - Remove dead leaves in early Spring before new growth. Plant in Spring/Autumn - Lift and divide if clumps become congested between mid Spring to early Summer. Plant in Spring/Autumn, 10 plants per M2, 20 CM apart - Trim back wandering stems if necessary to maintain even spread. Plant in Spring/Summer - Divide and remove as necessary every 2-3 years to control spread. Plant Oct/Dec - Once established prune lower branches in Spring to form overhead canopy, remove diseased, damaged and congested shoots. Plant Summer/Autumn, in groups of 3 plants at specified centres - No further maintenance required. Plant Spring/Autumn - Apply generous mulch of compost at base of plants in Spring, support plants whilst flowering if necessary.

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Ranunculus acris

MEADOW BUTTERCUP

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1 L Pots

Plant Spring/Autumn - No further maintenance required.

ZONE 1 - FEN GRASSLAND >> Groundcover planting plan_1:200

Plant in Spring - Cut back brittle, dead foliage in late Winter. Plant in Spring/Autumn - Cut back old stems in early Spring before new growth.


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GENERAL PLANTING & MAINTENANCE - All Zones TREES_ Plant trees as soon as possible upon arrival. Plant in centre of square holes at approx. the same depth as soil height in tree container. Mix bonemeal and compost with soil before backfilling hole. Water thoroughly upon planting and water weekly for first season. Stake and tie if necessary. No pruning to be carried out on trees until they are well established, avoid heavy pruning. PLANTS_ Plant plants as soon as possible upon arrival, if not, ensure they remain well watered whilst in pots. Before planting, ensure organic matter/compost has been added to exisiting soil in planting areas. Water in well immediately after planting, and ensure correct conditions specified for individual wetland types is maintained.

ZONE 2 PEAT BOG_ Boggy areas with contrasting soft and structural planting. ZONE 2 - PEAT BOG >> Moss planting plan_1:100

- Characterised by Black Alder, heathers, cotton grass, ferns and moss. Clusters of trees and uneven ground surface create a mixed bog environment. GENERAL PLANTING & MAINTENANCE - Peat Bog Add organic matter to soil before any planting commences. Maintain boggy conditions via irrigation constantly. KEY

LATIN NAME

COMMON NAME

QTY.

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Alnus glutinosa

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Astilibe x ardensii ‘Brautschleier’ ASTILIBE ‘Brautschleier’

SIZE/TYPE

PLANTING & MAINTENANCE

BLACK ALDER

2

Multi-stem Instant tree 150 L Pots, 5-7M Height

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10 L Pots

Bs Blechum spicant Ca Carex acutiformis

HARD FERN

35

10 L Pots, 20 CM Height, 20 CM Spread

Plant March/April - Once established prune lower branches in Spring to form overhead canopy, remove diseased and damaged branches as necessary. Plant Spring/Autumn - Every 3 - 4 years in Spring, divide and replant or remove as necessary to retain vigour. Plant Spring/Autumn in deep but loose soil, tease roots out and keep soil away from crown - In Spring divide and replant to achieve desired spread.

LESSER POND SEDGE

9

30 L Pots

Plant in Spring - Cut back brittle, dead foliage in late Winter.

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Calla palustris

WATER ARUM

13

5 L Pots

Plant in Spring - Remove plants spreading closely to paths as necessary .

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Calluna vulgaris ‘Gold Haze’

HEATHER ‘Gold Haze’

24

5 L Pots, 20 CM Height, 20 CM Spread

Dc

Dryopteris carthusiana

NARROW BUCKLER FERN

35

10 L Pots

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Dryopteris erythrosara

COPPER SHIELD FERN

9

20 L Pots

Dicranum scoparium

BROOM MOSS

27M2

Ea

Eriophorum angustifolium

COTTON GRASS

66

Ec

Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’

HEATHER ‘Springwood White’

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Plant in Spring, loosen soil and tease roots out before planting - No further maintenance required, allow to merge with other heather plants. Plant Spring/Autumn in deep but loose soil, tease roots out and keep soil away from crown - Cut back dead fronds in early Spring before new growth . Plant Spring/Autumn in deep but loose soil, tease roots out and keep soil away from crown - Cut back dead fronds in early Spring before new growth . Plant Spring/Autumn, smooth, then scratch soil surface, lay clumps down, water well and gently step on to fix to ground - Control spread if necessary . Plant in Spring/Autumn at approx. 15 CM deep - Divide and replant if necessary to achieve desired spread. Plant in Spring, loosen soil and tease roots out before planting - No further maintenance required, allow to merge with other heather plants.

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Equisteum hymale

SCOURING RUSH

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Es Equisteum sylvaticum Et Erica tetralix ‘Alba Mollis’

WOOD HORSETAIL

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Gr

Geum rivale

WATER AVENS

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Leucobryum glaucum

PIN CUSHION MOSS

48M2

Boxes of 0.5M2 - Various clump sizes

Mt

Menyanthes trifoliata

BOG BEAN

60

Bareroot Plants

Ms

Myosotis scorpoides

FORGET ME NOT

123

Plug Plants - Extra Large

Polytrichum commune

HAIRCAP MOSS

61M2

Boxes of 0.5M2 - Various clump sizes

CROSS LEAVED HEATHER ‘Alba Mollis’ 32

Boxes of 0.5M2 - Various clump sizes 1.5 L Pots, 20 CM Height, 15CM Spread 5 L Pots, 20 CM Height, 20 CM Spread 5 L Pots, 80 CM Height, 20 CM Spread 5 L Pots, 30 CM Height, 20 CM Spread 5 L Pots, 20 CM Height, 20 CM Spread 5 L Pots

Plant Spring/Autumn in hessian lined planting basket size of specified spread on plan Remove rooted stem suckers spreading far beyond basket. Plant Spring/Autumn in hessian lined planting basket size of specified spread on plan Remove rooted stem suckers spreading far beyond basket. Plant in Spring, loosen soil and tease roots out before planting - No further maintenance required, allow to merge with other heather plants. Plant Spring/Autumn in hessian lined planting basket size of specified spread on plan Remove rooted stem suckers spreading far beyond basket. Plant Spring/Autumn, smooth, then scratch soil surface, lay clumps down, water well and gently step on to fix to ground - Control spread if necessary . Plant in Spring, push plants in firmly, groups of 10 in hessian lined planting basket size of specified spread - Control spread if necessary. Plant in Summer, in groups of 3 plants at specified centres - No further maintenance required. Plant Spring/Autumn, smooth, then scratch soil surface, lay clumps down, water well and gently step on to fix to ground - Control spread if necessary .

ZONE 2 - PEAT BOG Planting plan_1:100


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2_ST. GEMMA’S HOSPICE

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2_INTRODUCTION

2_CONTEXT & SITE

St. Gemmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice Garden was created as part of a live, community based project in Leeds. Involving 3 main stages, 2 of which were carried out as a group and 1 carried out individually. The aim of the project was to create a therapeutic garden for family and friends of patients, staff and carers; that also creates revenue for the hospice, which relies on donations to keep running.

St. Gemmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice is located in Moortown in Leeds, it is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK - providing care and support for both patients and friends and family.

The project involved community and client consultation, individual and group design work, and was finalised with a university exhibition and hand-over of the project to the client. The project was a success with the clients and community and is scheduled for implementation at the hospice in the near future.

The site is located in a narrow, unused area of the hospice grounds, away from patient rooms. The site contains some mature trees and established planting, some of which can be incorporated. The space is also overlooked by a conference centre, so privacy for both site and building users is a key consideration in the design.

2_CONSULTATION & STRATEGY Following initial site visits and client meetings, the group organised a community consultation day, which involved a small focus group of people involved with the hospice in a variety of ways. Various activities allowed the group to identify key needs for the users, and the main issues and factors to be considered during the design process. As a result of the consultation, the group formed a design strategy to be carried into the individual and final group design.

UK Context_not to scale

Leeds Context_not to scale


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2_INDIVIDUAL DESIGN RESPONSE Section A - Reflection Pool space 1:200 A

Reflection Garden Masterplan_1:500

Reflection pool seating area with raised planting beds and green roof shelter

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Hospice Building B

Section B - Raised planting & Memorial trees 1:200 Sculptural glass pillar wall with inscriptions and planting at base

Avenue of memorial trees leading to the reflection pool area, Himalayan Birch

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BROOMHIL

Raised and ground level planting beds create private seating and a close interaction with therapeutic planting

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Raised & ground level planting model_card, wire and tissue paper 1:50

Car Park

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2_FINAL GROUP DESIGN

Reflection Garden Masterplan_1:500

Visualisations of the design (produced by another member of the group)

Reflection pool seating area, pools with corten steel surrounds and cobble detailing. A shelter provides a view down the length of the garden, amongst peaceful planting.

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Hospice Building

The Red Fern memorial wall, made from Corten steel creating a sculptural wall that arches over the pathway, and leads through the avenue of multi-stem birch.

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1 - Amelanchier lamarckii

-Betula utilis var. jaquemontii

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The main entrance to the garden, for use primarily by people visiting the hospice and allows easy access to the space.

L AVENUE BROOMHIL

Seating areas with added and existing trees as the focal point. Stone walls and grass mounds provide relaxed seating.

Car Park

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3 - Planting visuals (created by another member of the group) A

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Circular cobbled seating area enclosed by tiered stone walls and seating. A large existing tree creates the central focus of this area. A secluded entrance at the bottom of the site provides an alternative journey through the garden and offers a more direct route into the garden.

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2_MODELS & EXHIBITION

Final models for the design - 1:1 Red Fern memorial disc & 1:200 Site model

Final exhibition & project hand-over


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3_RAINFOREST LOST AUSTRALIA 2012


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3_INTRODUCTION Rainforest Lost was a conceptual, process based project that took place at RMIT university in Melbourne. Based around the idea of being ‘lost’ in space, the conceptualisation of which was individually identified through a variety of research, written responses and personal experience. The design was located in the available outdoor space at home, in this case, a small covered balcony in an apartment building. The design was created through a wide range of research, 1:1 modelling on site and other experimental communication explorations, working with a chosen landscape type and precedent imagery to create a rich narrative to the design and realise the conceptualisation of ‘lost’ on multiple levels.

3_CONCEPT Rainforest Lost is based upon monsoon rainforests, and aims to recreate the sublime qualities of this landscape; in particular the density of life and powerful role that water has in sustaining the forests. The conceptualisation of ‘lost’ in this project is the idea of being “mentally” lost in space, which developed into trying to create a space that immerses and engages with the audience, removes them from the urban surroundings and allows the viewer to be mentally lost in the experience itself. The project plays with scale, enclosure and illusion to create an immersive experience that allows the viewer to experience the feelings of ‘lost’, the primary materials used to do so being mirrors and bamboo. In a sea of concrete, there is a hidden sanctuary. Removed from surroundings. Lost in reflections. An infinite density encloses a moment among chaos. A rainforest, lost.

3_URBAN CONTEXT The project sits within a busy urban setting in Collingwood, Melbourne. The design creates an immediate contrast to it’s surroundings, contributing to the conceptualisation of ‘lost’.

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3_PRECEDENT IMAGERY Sally Mann’s landscape photography - Mann’s photographs capture atmospheric and mysterious landscapes, playing with light and distortion creating images that the viewer can become immersed in. Throughout the project, Mann’s photographs are the inspiration for visual communication, varying between photographs, sketching and painting.

3_PRECEDENT LANDSCAPE TYPE Monsoon Rainforests - Aiming to reproduce the sublime qualities of the landscape, the density of life and key role that water plays in sustaining the forests. Research and analysis carried out to identify key characteristics and qualities of the landscape that can be mimicked to create feelings of ‘lost’.

3_1:1 SITE MODELLING Using existing materials on the balcony to recreate the qualities of the chosen landscape type, and experiencing spatial effects at a 1:1 scale - documented in the style of the precedent photographer.

Images: Sally Mann - Southern Landscapes Collection_1992-1998


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3_EXPERIMENTATION_SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS Initial diagrammatic explorations of different effects in the given space, testing vertical and horizontal relationships in relation to the chosen landscape type. Testing Spatial Effects Sections_1:100

3_EXPERIMENTATION_COMMUNICATION Drawing up 1:1 experiments in a variety of different ways, experimenting with different media to discover how best to communicate qualities of space. Also beginning to refine the design by choosing a single plant species with which the same effects can be produced. Development/Experimentation Plans & Sections_1:100


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3_MODEL EXPERIMENTATION This stage documents model making as a method of making design decisions, using a variety of materials and layouts to discover effects of decisions in the space. Mirrors and bamboo chosen as the key hard and soft materials to use in the design - these materials can be manipulated to form the qualities of monsoon rainforests. Modelling to test representation of bamboo and canopies 1:10 - Experimenting with various materials, primarily plaster - Finding the best way to represent design decisions and effects

Modelling to test representation of water in the space 1:10 - Using plaster and various reflective materials to illustrate mirrors and moving water - Discovering the most effective way to evoke the atmosphere of the space


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3_DESIGN RESOLUTION - Materials & Construction

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Following extensive model experimentation, final design decisions were made in relation to material and layout. Mirrors are the key hard material used in the space, employed to create an infinity effect when combined with the bamboo planting.

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3_DESIGN RESOLUTION - Planting

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The following images illustrate finalised layout and planting decisions formed through the model experimentation. Black bamboo combined with mirrors and moving water to create a simple yet rich pallete, transforming the urban balcony into an immersive space where the viewer can become lost in the experience.

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3_SITE MODEL Final model images illustrating the qualities of the design and translations of the conceptualisation of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The design intends to create an engaging space where the viewer can interact with material and space.

Resolved site model - using card, plaster, acetates and mirrors 1:10 - Showing the effects created by key materials - bamboo and mirrors - Illustrating the intimate and immersive experience


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4_PARASITE AUSTRALIA 2012


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4_INTRODUCTION Also carried out at RMIT university, parasite was a model based project, experimenting with material qualities and capabilities. The aim was to create a parasitic installation for a courtyard at the university, that did not encroach on the site, but attatched in a parasitic way; choosing either timber or concrete as an explorative material. Using both prototype and 1:1 models, the project allowed a thorough exploration of material and how it can be employed, constructed and manipulated.

4_CONTEXT & CONCEPT CONCEPT_Floating and Reflecting Reflecting the surrounding site patterns and forms, creating a parasitic entity that blends with its surroundings

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4_MODEL EXPERIMENTATION

Card prototype models_1:20 - Testing initial ideas in chosen location - Resolving shape and form of parasite (option 3 chosen) - Option 1

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Plaster prototype model 1_1:10 - Testing cantilever and surface details - Prototype formed with cardboard formwork

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4_PARASITE INSTALLATION Final parasite installation in the Vice Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courtyard at RMIT University - Won 1st prize in course for achieving most parasitic qualities.


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5_Model Making, 6_Sketching & Painting, 7_Photography 2010-2013


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5_MODEL MAKING_2011/12

St. Kilda Forseshore, Melbourne 25x25m segment model 1:50_Balsa wood


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RMIT, Vice Chancellor’s Courtyard Site Model 1:100_Carboard


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6_SKETCHING & PAINTING_2010-12

Rue porte de la Dijeaux- Bordeaux, Aquitaine_FRANCE Charcoal pencils

Robin Hoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay - Leeds, North Yorkshire_UK Fineliners

Meanwood Trail - Leeds, West Yorkshire_UK Fineliners & pencil

Meanwood Trail - Leeds, West Yorkshire_UK Fineliners & pencil


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Industrial silos- Bordeaux, Aquitaine_FRANCE Watercolour & ink

View Over Rooftops- Bordeaux, Aquitaine_FRANCE Watercolour & pencil

Robin Hoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay - Leeds, North Yorkshire_UK Fineliners & watercolours


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Sunset - Wolterton Lake - Itteringham, Norfolk_UK Watercolours & ink


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Stormy Sky - Itteringham, Norfolk_UK Watercolours & ink


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7_PHOTOGRAPHY_2010 - 13 7_A PATTERNED PERSPECTIVE This project was part of a photography elective at RMIT university based on the Southbank area of the Yarra river in Melbourne. The task was to record the character of the site, with a chosen concept, and present the recordings at a small exhibition at the university.

A Patterned Perspective explores how pattern and scale act as an intervention to the way a space is viewed. Patterns are so present throughout both natural and man-made landscapes, often transforming seemingly mundane things into things of interest. The project plays with scale and light, to create images that ask the viewer to think, and question what the pictures are showing, instead of simply showing the site in a recognisable form, the viewer gets an insight into the hidden elements that define the area.


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7_THE BARBICAN GLASSHOUSE, LONDON


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7_LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Wolterton Lake - Itteringham, Norfolk_UK

Water Meadows - Itteringham, Norfolk_UK


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Alpine Lake - Lake St. Claire, Tasmania_AUS



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