Page 1

1


2


culture

a o ri d o

Perma

m

M om nit mu

C

y

Intervention

Rehabilitation

Perma

culture

y

om nit mu

C

Summer

51

N

Autum

Winter

Linking nd

La

The Kuku Beach Farm project was looking at alternative land use strategies for low laying dunelands on the east coast of New Zealand, of which predominately is occupied by the harmful agricultural practices inherent to New Zealand’s rural landscape. In conjunction with local Iwi (Maori tribes) and the Victoria University, students and Iwi collaborated to create new and sustainable visions for there land. The Kuku Beach Farm looks to create a sustainable farming practice incorporating permaculture principles to suit the variable land types occurring on site. The disposition of the Iwi’s land creates a patchwork of land plots in the rural landscape, and was in need to create legible and direct links between the plots. Other land surrounding the land in question was still functioning as dairy farms and the like, so thresholds were to provide safe an secure transition from property to property, similar to a cattle stop.

Spring

Par ce

ls

N

proposed development of Kuku Beach.

threshold perspective.

3


This project comprised of a small scale temporary intervention creating new productive urban space in the old redunant urban fabric. Consisiting of simple planters and bird houses. Creating habitat in urban environments for both human, flora, and fauna. The life span of the project could be a catalyst to a wider scale inhabitation as the components are easily transported and configured to numerous locations in a city.

Site 1.

perspectives.

Site 2. not to scale

4


B The Christchurch resilience White paper was undertaken as a group based research paper, of which we analysed problems arisen as a result of the Christchurch earthquakes. The groups investigations revealed implications of the city’s street network. The document focuses on the vulnerabilties of its network, and proposing how its elements might provide better mobility under pressure, and the aim to decrease dependency of elements within the street network on one another. My main focus was looking at the pedestrian and cycle scale network. Development of the street network was aiming to enable greater permeability for all transport modes across the different scales, in order to create less dependancy on arterial routes in moments of civil emergencies.

A

existing network.

B

A

On ew ay Str ee t

exisitng network affected by road closure.

B

1.

2.

3.

4.

2.

1.

1.Pedestrian 2.Cycle Lane 3.Parking 4.Oneway Street not to scale

A On ew ay Str ee t

proposed new network.

5


Christchurch like many other cities around New Zealand and the western world ave been victim of there own preoccupied perceptions of beauty and what is erceived as natural and beneficial. The problem with these cities is becomng more apparent when attention is brought forward regarding pressing issues f how we occupy and use space within our cities. Looking at Christchurch in articular the Avon river, Hagley park, and the encompassed streets it repreents much of our adopted planting and programing practice, brought with the British Empire. The quintessential English landscape, mass planting of exotic pecies, vast lawns, and nature strips, offering very little in means of productivy and demanding great inputs to maintain there existence.

Carbon Cycle of the Lawn. Solar Energy

CO2

When events such as the Canterbury earthquakes present themselves we need to ask and question the performance of our spaces, the everyday space, can they exist and confront the mono functioning current programs that inhabit the streets, our parks, and public spaces. Many residents in Christchurch see a potential for the creation of community gardens and greater focus in urban agriculture as food is obviously a necessity for life, and when adversary is faced, how can we supplement and decrease our reliance on commercial food networks.

N

0m

t by nee leads ped trap dioxid t arily rbon ’s a por ric ca r th Ea tem he of gy osp ry ner atm g da at e e in min un Hecreas al war Bo in lob g to sp mo

re he

125m

250m

Fertilizer

p sti rodu cid ction es

rass by g up hesis ken synt e ta oto xid ph dio ring on u rb ts d Ca plan

Following from the White paper the further development of a neighbourhood scale. The area of focus was to explore a specific network in the Christchurch CBD, where several significant features of the city are situated. However these spaces are all demand huge resources and time for the maintained image. The proposal challenges how we percieve these spaces and develop new and healthy alternatives of landuse management strategies amongst the old and traditional occupation of these sites. Simple design moves like meadow land, swales, and mitigating planting to help mitigate pollutants, while also dramatically reducing the direct and indirect dependency of fossil fuels. n di e il energy use d p n of fertilisers a

Fo ss

p

• Food forest planting amongst current exotic planting palette. • Mitigating planting palette reducing storm water runoff into the avon. • Reducing Lawn cover.

Avon River.

meadow land and existing program.

• Wild meadows using native and exotic edible plant species. • Food forest planting amongst current exotic planting palette. • All programs to coexist with the current sport and recreational programs. • Reducing use of fossil fueled machinery for maintenance, reducing lawn cover where appropriate.

Hagley Park.

Christchurch City Center.

Streetscape.

0m 25

Planter Suite.

5m 12

Vacant Lots.

planter deployment strategy.

• Vacant lots present beneficial occupation in the interim to be used as community gardens. • Establishing community and commercial cooperation to a more sustainable occupation of the sites. • Creation of a planter suite which responds and challenges generic street furniture and planters. • Begins life in vacant lots as a catalyst to the community gardens creation. • Redesigning streetscapes to enable a significant change in street occupation and function, • Mitigating and retention of water runoff. • Challenging preconceived convention of the ‘street’. • Planters to then inhabit after vacant lots rebuild.

300135330

po wered mac

il e m pu ne r gy used to

Thomas Annand

s Fo

y

De

er hin

wa ter

Sprinkler

Lawn mower sil

ss Fo

wa

ste

Lawn waste co wn mp osition of la

sub irrigated planter/street furniture suite.

6


a.

b.

c.

d.

streetscape components. a. rain gardens b. lamp post, hanging plants c. planter/ furniture suite d. large road run off swale

not to scale

7


Detailed construction drawing suite for the Mount Victoria community garden produced as part of regeneration project of the former Mount Victoria Bowls club. The site situated within the boundaries of the Wellington City town belt. Town Belt entrance

1

pg.5 4

pg.6 pg.4

3

pg.5

Fruit Forest 1 pg.4

3

pg.4

1

pg.6

1 Pg.3

2

pg.5

d Pe an

tri

es

Mount Victoria Community Garden

is

Ax

1 Pg.3

Entrance to Elizabeth Street

drawing title:

N

THOMAS ANNAND Landscape Architecture Student Victoria University, Wellington

Plan and Site Section Reference 20 October 2010 Scale: 1:250

Mount Victoria Community Garden

To Pirie Street

not to scale

Landscape Construction Technology LAND 321

8


Stair Section

1

Scale: 1:100

Stair Elevation

2

3

Scale: 1:100

Stair Section

3

Scale: 1:20

-

5

4

Stair Elevation

6

Scale: 1:20

Hand Rail Detail

200

Scale: 1:2

Stair Detail Scale: 1:20

500 50

10mm hex bolts

10mm Hex bolts

20mm round polished timber hand rails

150.00

320.00

0

Corten Shapes, 12mm thick and attached with masonary bolts into the Concrete retaining of the stairs.

R5.0

8mm reinforcement steel.

Corten steel, wield joins for handrail support.

drawing title:

N

THOMAS ANNAND Landscape Architecture Student Victoria University, Wellington

Stair Sections, Elevations, and Details 20 October 2010

Mount Victoria Community Garden Landscape Construction Technology LAND 321

not to scale

pg.3 9


NYC sidewalk vegetation map. decrotative and productivity

digital sketch.

NYC sidewalk vegetation typology

LOWER EAST SIDE

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

NYC sidewalk vegetation typology

pencil sketch and digital collage.

MIDTOWN

digital diagram sketch.

pen and pencil.

10


Bachelor of Design Major in Landscape Architecture (BDes Hons) School of Architecture Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (2008-2011)

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrater. AutoCAD. Google Sketch Up. Rhino. ArrGIS.

11

Landscape Architect Portfolio  

Landscape Architecture portfolio, by Thomas Annand. 2012.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you