LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO
Edible Field Design & Management Special Project
Transitional Edge Urban Design Group Work
Porter Brook Revolution Landscape Planning Project
Sheaf Square Urban Ecological Design Project
Special Project 2017 Design & Management
EDIBLE FIELD A Proposed Healthy, Edible Mixed Use Community Leeds | UK
Introduction The site will be developed into a healthy, edible and self-regenerating mixed use community. As a corridor connecting other green spaces. Providing a floodable and ecological riverside landscape with habitats and a series of open spaces. Vegetation will act as an important role to increase the cohesion and ecology through the whole site.
Aims: • Achieve a lively mixed use community. • Encourage healthy living and improve plant design to increase ecology, cohesion and aesthetic value for the site. • Develop a floodable landscape by adopting a comprehensive approach to relieve flood risk. • Improve and increase walking and cycling route, especially the north-south pedestrian links. • Develop the listed building Canon Mill and its surroungding area.
Planning Theory Following Forman and Godron's (1986) ecological principle, which is landscape is combined by patches, corridors and mosaics. Also as Dean, Rober t and Herman (1987) stated that a landscape is mosaic of patches, the components of pattern.
Forman, R. and Godron, M (1986). Landscape ecology. New York [etc.]: John Wiley. Dean, L.U. & Robert, V. O. & Herman, H. S, Jr. (1987) "Landscape Ecology," Bioscience, 37, pp.119-127.
KEY Proposed strategic pedestrain and cycling path
New open space for landscape
Proposed business development
Potential vehicular access
Proposed preserved riverside area & Electricity sub-station
Proposed residential & retail development
Proposed community hub
Proposed listed building development
Potential pedestrain and cycling link
Private space Public space Semi-private space N 0
Visitors will have a sequence of spacial experiences when they go through the site. From busy community space to public and then semi-private and private space.
Managing water by changing topography Hipper and creating a system of swales co wetland.
along the River onnecting every
Potential visit location High level flood
Medium level flood
South residents route N
low level flood 0
The circulation strategy basing on the analysis of providing residents best view and convenient route.
Other residents route
Key River Hipper River Hipper
Cherry Tree Grid
River Hipper Apartment Development Residential & Ratial Development
Avenue Tree Cherry Tree Grid
Residential & Ratial Development
Community Apartment Hub Development
Residential & Ratial Development 20
Residential & Ratial Development
Cherry Tree Grid
Avenue Tree Avenue Tree
Business Business Development Development
Apartment Development 50
Cherry Tree Grid
Car Car ParkPark
Business Development 100M
Edible Cherry Tree Pocket Cherry Tree Garden Grid
Residential & Residential & Ratial Retail Development Development
Community Hub Edible Trees
Riverbank of both sides
Bird standing on green roof
Visitors walking on the path in wetland Chilling under tree canopy
Consulting plants' knowledge
Bird searching for food
Some wildlife hiding in reedbeds
Bird Singing Reading
Planting pots 3
Pocket Garden of Canon Mill
People watching in their back yard
Riverside Open Space
Tree canopy create enclosed atmosphere Children playing around swale Visitors reading Canon Mill history Waiting for friend
Enjoying the view without disturbing other people
People enjoying the silent atmosphere and talking Bird eating
Key Edible Plants and Their Food
People maintening their back yard Salvia pratensis
a quart of water
1 litre dandelion flowers 1 kg bag of sugar 2 orange 2 teaspoons dried yeast 2 litres boiling water
Persicaria bistor ta 'Superba' 450g young bistorts and young nettle tops 1 large onion 125 g pot barley 1 egg A large knob of butter 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper
pine Needle hot water
Dandelion Flower Wine
E a s t e r- L e d g e Pudding
Pine Needle Tea
ple watching children having fun ss the river
Prunus avium Resting and relaxing
4 1/2 litres water 1 1/2 kg sugar 1 1/2 kg cherries 2 lemons 2 teaspoons yeast
Adults watching children playing
Rubus idaeus 'Polka' 750 g raspberry 1 kg sugar 2 oranges Yeast 2 campden tablets 4 1/2 litres water
Malus domestica 'Merton Charm' 2 kg crab apples 1-1 1/2 litres water Granulated or preserving sugar
Crab Apple Jelly
fresh mint hot water
Small-scale Edible Forest in Year 20
In year 20, small-scale edible forest at listed building Canon Mill will create a mystery atmosphere, it is not very dense that people can walk through and see through the forest, they can also enjoy the sunshine that go through the branches and leaves.
Maintenance Activities During A Year After Year 20
PRUNE SEEDHEAD, TREES & SHRUBS WATERING
GRASS CUTTING TWICE A WEEK
Riverside Wetland in Year 15
In year 15, riverside wetland will provide an attractive landscape, people can also sit under cherry trees, they can also walk through wetland through foot bridges to rest on river bank, they may find some wildlife hiding in the reedbeds if they are lucky. Section B-B
LEAVING SEEDHEAD ON SITE HARVESTING NO GRASS CUTTING
2016 DEC Design & Model Group Project
TRANSITIONAL EDGE A Socially Restorative Experiment Leeds | UK
Introduction This project mainly focus on landscape experience, and improve landscape design from human perspectives and wishes. The aim of the project is firstly to create characters who will use the site regularly, secondly deliver a concept plan basing on their wishes, and thirdly developing exo drawing and model during the same time.
Name: Rebecca Age: 30 Address: 42, Flax House, Navigation Walk, Leeds, LS10 1DH Occupation: Solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence LLP Site use: Resident and worker, weekday and occasional weekend
Name: Josh Age: 68 Address: No. 1 Dock Street, Leeds Occupation: Retired Site use: Primarily for walking his dog (Jeff) and heading to the shops in the city centre. Name: Tom Age: 6 Address: 25 Kent Road, Bingley Occupation: Primary school student, Priestthorpe Primary School Site use: Occasional weekend visitor, visiting aunt
Rebecca's Experience Map
Josh's Experience Map
Tom's Experience Map
Wish Plan is basing on three character's wishes, for example, all of them want to be close to water. Tom wants to play with ducks and somewhere to explore, Rebecca and Josh want to have some place to relax, jog or walk.
Concept plan is delivered from Wish Plan. We have considered all characters' wishes, then decided to have a transitional space from water to the ground, in order to provide a continious walking route and more landscape experiences. More communication between interior and exterior to enhance spatial utilization. And a square with big rocks and big trees to create naturalistic atmosphere.
Exo drawing is developed together with the model step by step, this is a really good method that it can figure out what is suitable for a human scale, how landscape experience can be enhanced and improved.
Tom is feeding ducks on the deck, while adults are watching at him and enjoying the happy moment.
Rebecca is socializing with her friends on her balcony, they are chatting, drinking and laughing.
Josh is sitting next to reed beds, chatting with his neighbor about their daily life
Tom is buying a cake, while josh is walking home, rebecca is sitting on a big stone, enjoying the wind of night.
Josh is walking back home, passing by the lovely cafe and people relaxing on the square.
Model shows what will the place look like during day time.
The place seems relaxing and friendly when all lights are turned on at n
Spacial Analysis of Model
The decks on water provide different spacial sequece and experiences, people can walk through busy public space, then arrive at private space to enjoy their own time. They can also walking on the walking path and stay at the semi-public space while looking at people jumping from the jumping board into water.
The transitional space on the groud is also very interesting after this redesign. There is a big public space in the centre, connecting sideward private spaces, for example, the proposed cafe shop at the corner. The extensions of balcony allow more contact between beighbours, and they also create more private spaces beneath them.
2016 MAR Planning Project
PORTER BROOK REVOLUTION An Ecological Parade to Sheffield Centre Sheffield | UK Introduction This module aims to develope skill in the use of concept, methods and procedures in landscape planning and strategic design at the large scale, and in ecology, vegetation, topographic and water studies relevant to landscape planning scale.
Aims: â€˘Resolving flood problem Objectives: 1. Widening some part of the river and create some islands to dredge the water. 2. Softening and gentling the river bank. â€˘Enhancing biodiversity Objectives: 1. Planting reed beds beside river bank and other marginal plants inside river to purify the water quality and increase aquatic biodiversity. 2. The riverside walk is designed across the river from one side to another. With some part of the riverside untouched, biodiversity can be protected but still can be seen.
Concept Diagram Endcliffe Parf Existing farmland
Sub-urban green space and residential area
Existing farmland Waitrose Sheffield botanical garden
Sub-urban green space
The concept diagram is based on enhancing the connection of existing green spaces, and create a big scale ecological and green infrastracture syste habitat creation and extension, from peak district to Sheffield city centre.
Detail Design Concept Generation Step 1 Breaking boudaries (riverside walls) & Daylighting and connecting the water couse.
Step 2 Creating space (Core area) on each side of the river.
Step 3 Making connection (Landscape corridor)
Step 4 Increasing catchm
Flood Resolving Proposal Existing water course Proposed swales Proposed catchments Proposed streetside raingardens
All connected green space will act as flood-absorbing wetlands, although flood problem will not be totally solved, the green infrastructure will relieve this problem to a large extent.
Biodiversity & Wildlife Proposal Blackcap
em. It will encourage
Carder bee Grey squirrel
Common blue Dace
ments in core area. Dormouse
Beard tit Different species will be introduced into the site, most of their habitats are reedbeds, wetland, woodland and house gardens.
Temporal Changes 5 years
Sketches Existing green space Existing nature reserve Existing water course Proposed riverside walk
1. Proposed inter-community open space
2. Proposed river middle island
3. Proposed naturalised riverbank
4. Proposed dredging island
Proposed tree groups in mown grass Proposed meadows Proposed urban green interspace Proposed riverside public space Proposed semi-natural woodland Proposed wildflower meadows Proposed catchment Proposed streetside green installation Enhanced water course N
Proposed wetland Proposed woodland
5. Proposed riverside public space
2016 JAN Ecological Design Project
SHEAF SQAURE A New Gateway to Sheffield Sheffield | UK
Introduction Aims & Objectives: • Develop a multifunctional space that provides open space for people • Improve a flood-alleviation function, SUDS and surface water management • Integrate a diverse mosaic of vegetation types and habitats • Consider the role of the site in wider circulation, access and user network, this will include a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the rail line.
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Train Station Car Park
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Sketches Woodland Deciduous Tree Flower Bed Mown Grass 1. Boardwalk viewing point of wetlands Molinia Planting Quercus Porter Brook Path 2. Boardwalk through woodland and wetland Boardwalk Ditch Cafe Avenue Tree Big Deciduous Tree
3. Cafe at the centre of the site
Wetland Riverside Terrace N
4. Resting place beneath tree canopy
Proposed Flood Management
Flood Stage 1
Flood Stage 2
Primary path Secondary path Tertiary path The aim of this circulation strategy is to allow both quick-pass and temporary rest. Visitors will go through the site conveniently when they choose primary path, they can go straight to the newly-built footbridge. For people who want to have a rest or a cup of coffee, they can visit the cafe at the centre and stay at the silent resting green space to enjoy themselves.
Flood Stage 3
Flood Stage 4
Biodiversity Strategy Blackcap
Common carder bee
White-lipped snail Wetland
There are several habitats that are proposed to be in the site, and they will serve various wildlife. Bearded tit
Reedbed Beautiful demoiselle
The site is not only designed for people to have a green space in front of the train station, but also for attracting more animals, enhancing habitats and protecting ecological system.
Other Works Planting Design
LSC 6112 Construction Design
Statue made in 2014
Hand drawing Drew in 2013
Photography Took in 2016