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EXPLORATIVE LANDSC APES 2013 ULA MOHAMED RASHEED IBRAHIM 576438


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION REFERENCE ART PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS SITE PERSPECTIVE SITE ANALYSIS 1:500 SITE ANALYSIS 1:100 SITE ANALYSIS REPORT CONSTRAINTS & OPPORTUNITIES FORM BUILDING CONCEPT DESIGN MODEL REDEFINE PROPOSED DESIGN DESIGN FEATURES PROJECTIONS PERSPECTIVE


INTRODUCTION T h e d o c u m e n ta t i o n a n d r e p r e s e n ta t i o n o f a s p a c e i s e s s e n t i a l t o a n a l y s i n g a n y s it e . T h e s e s p a c e s c a n e m b o d y c u l t u ra l a n d p h y s u c a l a s p e cts t o a d e s i g n e r . I n o r d e r t o a p p l y t h e s e c h a ra ct e r i st i c s t o a s p a c e , it i s n e c e s s a r y t o i d e n t ify t h e n o r m s o f t h e c o n t e m p o ra r y l a n d s c a p e a r c h it e ct u r e a d o p t e d b y t h e a r e a . D e s i g n i n g i s a n o n g o i n g p r o c e s s t h a t u s u a l l y m a ke s o n e e l u d e h i s m i n d t o ex p l o r e a n d b r i n g j u st i c e t o a s p a c e , t h e r e b y c o n n e ct i n g b e t w e e n r e p r e s e n ta t i o n a n d d e s i g n g e n e ra t i o n . T h e s it e i n q u e st i o n fo r t h i s c o u rs e i s a n e m p ty g ra s s p l ot l o c a t e d n e a r t h e P h y s i c s b u i l d i n g ; a d j a c e n t t o t h e P ott e r C a fe ’ . I t h a s b e e n k n o w n t h a t t h e r e w e r e m u c h d e b a t e a b o u t h o w t h i s l a n d w a s t o b e d e v e l o p e d . A s it w a s u n d e rst o o d , t h e d e s i g n s h o u l d a l l i g n w it h t h e n ot i o n o f G r o w i n g e st e e m a n d M e l b o u r n e m o d e l . “ G ro w i n g E st e e m ” T h e U n i v e rs it y o f M e l b o u r n e a i m s t o b e o n e o f t h e f i n e st u n i v e rs it i e s i n t h e w o r l d . G r o w i n g E st e e m i s t h e U n i v e rs it y ’ s st ra t e g y fo r a c h i e v i n g h i g h r e g a r d a n d fo r m a k i n g a d i st i n ct i v e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o s o c i e ty . T h e st ra t e g y i s c o n c e i v e d w it h t h e m e ta p h o r o f a t r i p l e h e l ix ; t h r e e st ra n d s o f c o r e a c t i v it i e s , e a c h s h a r p l y fo c u s e d a n d w e l l - r e s o u r c e d , a n d a l l m u t u a l l y s u p p o rt i v e . T h e c o r e a ct i v it i e s o f t h e U n i v e rs ity o f M e l b o u r n e a r e r e s e a r c h , l e a r n i n g a n d t e a c h i n g a n d e n ga g e m e nt.

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REFERENCE ART Ta ke n f ro m t h e c u r r e n t ex h i b it i o n ‘ Fa r fa m e d c ity o f M e l b o u r n e ’ i n I a n - P ott e r M u s e u m , V i ct o r C o b b ’ s N o sta l i g i a p a i n t i n g h a s a c e rta i n a s p e ct g l o w i n g f ro m it . I t e n c a p t u r e s t h e e s s e n c e o f t h e a t m o s p h e r e o f t h e f i rst L i b ra r y i n M e l b o u r n e U n i v e rs ity . T h e w o r d N o sta l g i a g i v e s a n i n s i g ht o n h o w t h e p a i n t i n g c a n b e i n t e r p r e t e d . N o sta l g i a m e a n s l o n g i n g , w i st fu l a ffe ct i o n fo r t h e p a st . T h i s p i ct u r e m a d e m e t h i n k a b o u t th e t i m e a n d at m os p h e re of th e pa i nt i n g w h ic h gave c l u es of n a t u r e m a k i n g its e l f sta n d o u t t o t h e c ro w d . T h e p r e s e n c e o f c a ts p o rt ra y s a s e n s e o f r e s p e ct . T h e d a r k n e s s i l l u st ra t e d th e s i l e nt n ess of th e a rea .

Nostalgia, the picturesque, lost landscapes of Melbourne, experiencing the ephemeral. Victor Cobb, Redmond Barry’s old house (Melbourne’s first library), c. 1910s, mezzotint with drypoint, 16.8 x 14.4 sheet.

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PERSPECTIVE DRAWINGS

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SITE

T h e s it e ex h i b it s a r e m n a n t v e g e ta t i o n p l a c e d o n a st e e p s l o p e s u r r o u n d e d b y t h r e e m a i n b u i l d i n g s a n d a m a i n ro a d . T h e m a i n u s e o f s it e i s t o p r o v i d e a s a s itt i n g a r e a fo r t h e p e o p l e w h o c o m e t o P ott e r C a fe ’ . T h e r e i s a c o n c r e t e b u n ke r b e n e a t h t h e s it e w h i c h w a s fo r m e r l y o c c u p i e d b y t h e B e ta t r o n m a c h i n e t h a t i s n o w d i s p l a y e d i n t h e P h y s i c s b u i l d i n g . T h i s c o n c r e t e b u n ke r w a s a s s o c i a t e d w it h n u c l e a r r e s e a r c h c o n d u ct e d i n t h e 1 9 7 0 / 1 9 8 0 . T h e c u r r e n t u s e o f t h e b u n ke r i s r e l a t e d t o w i e l d i n g fi b re o pt ics .

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PERSPECTIVE

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SITE ANALYSIS 1:500 Key

Nois e Vehi cl e Movement Pe dest r ai n wa l k s Su n Movement

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SITE ANALYSIS 1:100 Key

Nois e Site Pe dest r ai n wa l k s Potter c afe’

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SITE ANALYSIS REPORT OFF SITE CHARACTERISTICS   VISUAL    

SURROUNDING   LAND  USE  

PUBLIC  &  UTILITIES   ATMOSPHERE   NOISE  

Public  transport    

OBSERVATIONS  

The  sides  dominated  by   buildings.  Contemporary   architecture  expressed   by  Potter  building.  Two   large  elms  cover  site   front.     Physics  building,  the   potter  café’  and  Ian-­‐ potter  museum  

ON SITE DEDUCTIONS  &   ANALYSIS   High-­‐rise  buildings  and   vegetation  give  the   illusion  of  isolation  to   site.  The  site  pops  out.  

Potter  café’  plays  an   important  role  in  the   frequency  of  people  to   the  site   Property  of  Melbourne   Other  places  in   university  and  site  sits  on   Melbourne  university  is   top  of  bunker   accessed  by   students/staffs/visitors   more  often   Cable  wires,  water  and   Site  can  easily  excavated,   telecommunication  runs   but  up  to  1m  deep  due  to   along  pedestrian   bunker.     pathway   Coffee/bakery  smell   Potter  café’  is  essential  to   sometimes,  but  mostly   design   fresh   Trams  and  vehicles   Noise  pollution  exists  but   travel  busily  on   not  to  the  limit  of   Swanston  road,  chit   mitigating  it.  After  all  an   chatters  of  people  on   open  space  would  have   road  and  surrounding.   noise.     Other  noises  like  building   can  travel  to  site.     Tram  stop  right  around   Frequent  movement  of   corner.     people  

Physical  characteristics  

Structure  &  composition   Formality     Land  use  &  movement  

Natural  characteristics  

Vegetation  

Climate  /  atmosphere  

Topography    

Intuitive  characteristics    

 

Animals    

Gives  the  feeling  of  a  open  yet   closed  place    

Bunker  buried   underneath,  1m  depths,   artificial  soil  covers   20m  x  20m  site   measurement   approximate   Students,  visitors  and   staff  usually  move   around  during  daytime   mainly  due  to  Potter   café’.   Grass  cover,  potted   plants  around  areas,   bush  present  and  two   elm  trees  stand  right  in   the  front.   Site  exposed  to  direct   sunlight  during  day   mostly,  afternoon  is   very  shady.  Wind   controlled  by   surrounding  high-­‐rise   buildings.   Site  has  a  high  bump   towards  Physics   building  and  steep   slope  greets  as  the   access  to  site.  Artificial   soil  structure.     Birds     Interaction  can  be   achieved  with  design.   Need  to  consider   museum  and  café’   visitors  and  address  it.    

Design  intent  is   constraint  to  not  being   able  to  take  out  bunker   Boundaries  established   by  Melbourne   university   People  from  various   walks  of  life  use  the   area,  design  intent   needs  to  mold  to  this.     Feeling  of  a  nature   strip.  

Mostly  shady  on  the   site  giving  plenty   opportunity  to  design   flexibly.   Easy  access  should  be   considered  in  design.   Notion  can  or  cannot  be   used  for  design  intent      

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CONSTRAINTS & OPPORTUNITIES CONSTRAINTS Removing bunker is not an option thereby affecting design intent. Open space which has to comply with University and their future plans. Vegetation considered as an opportunity as well as constraint.

OPPORTUNITIES Vegetation can be used in such a way that it’s welcoming a visitor to the site. Cool amount of shadow already occurs on site. Add a discovery/experiential quality to space and students, visitors and staff would be more willing to use area.

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FORM BUILDING

The object i obtained from the Op shop is colored wires. I chose this object due to the versatile and manipulative nature of the material. This material could be used directly to a design or the properties can be derived to bring form to the brief. I chose the latter expression because I belive i can achieve a much more successful design by using the notion of the material.

After much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that the best type of material to portray the fluid and versatile nature of the wire would be paper. I chose to go with oil paper because it gives a certain transparent texture to the whole outlook, thus by providing a demure outer approach. The demure effect was apparent in Victor Cobb’s painting, Nostaligia. The following prototype was the very first idea I produced. This idea illuminates an expression of smooth yet warying lengths of strips to create space.

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CONCEPT DESIGN MODEL Prototype Ideation to create open space and a place to congregate

Experiential Space 1: This space is semi open and provides opportunity to converse/work. The space can be occupied by people who would want to have a private conversation or to take shelter from the rain.

Experiential Space 2: This area allows a user to enclose themselves in a cocoon like environment. It is also a semi open area with the capacity to hold a large amount of users. The cocoon like shape has the audacity to play with natural light as the sun moves in it’s path.

Experiential Space 3: This is the open area of the structure. This area allows users to interact with nature by being in the open surrouding. Users can work/chat/play in the area without any restrictions.

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ERGONOMICS

REDEFINED

PRECEDENCES

THE ‘ROLL IT’ EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE This is a design by students, Christian Zwick and Konstantin Jerabek from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. The whole concept behind this one-ofa-kind abode according to the two was to explore “mobile and space-efficient construction.”

A n a p p r o a c h t o t h e st u d y o f e r g o n o m i c s d i r e ct e d m e t o r e t h i n k a b o u t b u ilding a nd desig n ing. Dyna m ic a nd u s e r c h a n g a b l e o b j e ct s g i v e s t h e f r e e d o m t o u s e rs o f t h e s it e . T h i s m a ke s t h e m c o m fo rta b l e i n t h a t a r e a a n d t h e r e b y m a k i n g f r e q u e n t v i s it s t o t h e p l a c e . N o sta l g i a c o u l d b e a p oss i b l e o utc o m e .

PUZZLE TABLE SET This is a design by Bhouse architects for a table set. When table and chair set is used, the furniture is like a puzzle that must be prepared, then when the tables and chairs are not used, set of this furniture can be put together into a shape.

ZEPHYR SOFA BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS The Zephyr sofa is inspired by natural formations eroded by wind: its sinuous shape generated from subtractive processes that carve solid matter. The resulting language gives increased ergonomic properties and flexibility; allowing for multiple layouts.

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PROPOSED DESIGN

ISOMETRIC PROJECTION 1:100

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DESIGN FEATURES

ROOF PLAN 1:100

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PROJECTIONS

LEFT ELEVATION 1:100

FRONT ELEVATION 1:100

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PERSPECTIVE

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EXPLORATIVE LANDSCAPE PRESENTATION