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Landscape Architecture Portfolio 2013

Zelda Sun

Zelda Sun 0433128890

I am highly motivated graduate landscape architect, and I seek opportunities to explor my interest in evironmental design and creative public/ urban redevelopement. Also, My intention foucus on the fresh water system and ecosystem.





Auto CAD Rhino PhotoShop InDesign Illustrator Microsoft Office Suit Hand sketch Mandarin

Employment History 12.2012 - 02.2013 Volunteer, Conservation Volunteer, VIC La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Project Planting for elementary school Project

11.2011 - 06.2012 Casual Staff, Domino’s Pizza, Melbourne Duties include taking orders, working on a monthly target,responsible for handling EFTPOS machine and managing stock control. Deal with customer’s complain.

12.2007 - 07.2009 Research Assistant, NanHun University, Taiwan


RMIT University July, 2011- June, 2013 Bachleor of Design (Landscape Architecture) NanHun University September, 2007- July, 2009 Master of Environment Management • Leading the undergraduate students doing field survey. • Monitoring the water quality. • Identify species of Algae. • Specialising in the relationship between fish and algae in river ecosystem. • Ecosystem management.

University of Asian September, 2003- July, 2007 Bachelor of Leisure management • Top 5 % of class, second place graduated in the faculty. • Emphasis i n Eco-tourism design and Leisure environment design. • Continuing education in Fresh water ecosystem management.

• Supervising the undergraduates. • Analyzing the data and building data base for reports. • Collocating fresh water and environment data.


Urban Design

MESO - Taipei city, Taiwan

Res de t a Garden Residential Ga de Design es g Public Space Design

18 Reef st, Maldon, VIC, Australia

Rich c Space, Quee Queensberry sbe y st, Melbourne e bou e , VIC C

Design 01 Urban Design

MESO - Taipei city, Taiwan RMIT university third year second studio The site for this project is Taipei City which included busy urban area and rural areas such as river and mountain. This aim of the studio is to identify the weakness of the Taipei city and to develop a solution to change the urban fabric. Taipei City is a developing post industry city; the main industry is based on service industry such as tourism and food industry. In some districts, they are designed for the tourist easy travelling between urban and nature, but there still are some old districts which are not prepared greeting the tourists from inside and outside of nation; also the lack of green spaces and unfriendly street design made the tourists hardly enjoy and experience the true face of these old districts which have great cultural connotation. Residents also are affected and these lead to the disconnection between people. My design is to change the urban building fabrics and the facilities in order to Improve the living quality Strength the unity of community Improve the local economy by the tourist friendly design Reveal the culture value of old districts Improve the safety of the all user

Model mapping Using the treads connecting rest and view points in the mountain that generated the zones where people most likely travelled. We used same method applied to the urban area. Firstly, defined the attractions in the urban area and set the radius 500m(people walking distance) from the points. The overlapping areas would be resting points for the travellers.

Area 1

Area 1

Area ea 2

Areea 3

Area 2

Area 3 Area

Proposed travelling route 1 day to 7 days Connecting each attraction points based on the different attractive levels which define the different routes for 1 day tour to 7 days tour, also give the suggestion route for cyclers and touriists.

1 Day tour 01

02 1 day


04 4

3 Days tour 3 days

5 Days tour 5 days

7 Days tour 7 days

Small scale mapping design

This is showing the existing condition of the building types and sub-attraction points of the site. Blue points are the residential and red points are the commercial buildings.

Connected more alleys become the pedestrian path based on the function of the site increasing the experience of ecotourists.

Link the most attractive points to voids space which is providing different programs for eco-tourists to enhance the experience.

Program Design In order to welcome and attract tourists walking into the alleys, I decided to enhance the public facilities and move the small businesses to the alleys. Combination of the residential and commercial area which could encourage the residents and tourists making a conversation. Greenery and needs of tourists are the main points that offer the better living environment.

Small area

Medium area

Large area

Commercial area



Residencial area






Currant alleys’ condition The back of the houses are narrow and there stakes lots of sundries, also some illegal tine houses occupied the space which could be use for community room.

Strategy Small commercial Area

Medium commercial Area Opened up the back of the buildings by turning the buildings 1800 degree which created a small piazza at small commercial area. This space still keep the same business style but provide more opportunities that the tourist can have seating area and greenery.

Large commercial Area Connected the back of alleys that created a big square. The space could be use for events and businesses also the rest point for tourists. The residents can use this space as a community room after business hours.

Eliminated the tin houses and created a plaza which can accept more business stalls, also allow cyclists travelling and park in these areas. Green the area also is the main idea and added the public service which are toilet and seating area.

Medium Residential Area Turning the building 1800 degree creates a arcade that people will have more room and chance to meet each others. Installing the public seatings, bike parking racks and greening the space that encourage residents going out and socializing, also, allow tourists travelling in-between the commercial and residential areas.

Large Residential Area Installing the public toilet, pavilion, BBQ facility, seats and camping area on the grass land that will encourage the residents build their community culture and have some events and also promote this area as a good temporary rest point to the tourist who could have deeply conversation.

Section Collage

Design 02 Residential Garden Design

18 Reef st, Maldon, VIC, Australia

RMIT university second year second studio Maldon (Population 1,500) is located 135km northwest of Melbourne in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. Maldon began as a gold rush town in 1854 which remnant of some mining structures and materials. 1. Owner : Female Entertainer Age : Middle 30 2. Propose of living: For autumn Vacation, sometimes throwing a small performance, parties and a family gathering. 3. Preference: Italian Renais sance style Garden with orchard and vegetable garden . 4. Consider: water usage for gardens and space division for variety functions. Colours in the Garden and make use of Sun Light. Also the material use must from the local. 5. Extension: For Guest stay. My Design 1. Created different size of space for throwing events, 1. Wide open space 2.Terrace 3. Intimate space 4. Pergola with a small flower garden. 2. Taking advantage of the topography, creating a terrace which suitable for the performance. 3. Intimate space for family gathering. 4. Pergola with flower garden for personal relaxing . 5. Using deciduous tree creating the sense of space and season.. 6. Extension is attached with main building which is close at pergola.

Site Analysis Sun light analysis

Proposed Design

Flower Garden Wide open space

Mornin ng

N on No n


Space analysis

Divide byy sunligght

Divide by contour Di

Final divisiion

Itimate at Space

Terrace r

Vegetable Garden

Plants Colour


Grevillea Lanigera Prostanthera Sieberi Banksia Spinnlosa Ericifolia Calamagrostis Acutifolia Lavandula Angustifolia Imperata Cylindrica Acer Freemanii Tilia Cordata Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa Raywood y Fraxinus Pennsylvanica Citrus Limon Citrus Latifolia Citrus Aurantium Olea Europaea Citrus Paradisi Malus Ioensis ‘Plena’ Malus Atrosanguinea Parthenocissus Quinquefolia Photinia Red Robin Cupressus Sempervirens Allium Camellias Aubrieta Grandiflora


J F MA MJ J A S O N D Acer Freemanii - Freeman maple

Fraxinus Pennsylvanica

Cupressus T Torulosa

Fraxinus Angustifolia Oxycarpa Raywood

Citrus Latifolia - Lime

Citrus Limon - Lemon

Grevillea Lanigera - Calamagrostis cutifoliaWoolly Grevillea Karl foerster

Tilia Cordata

Prostanthera Sieberi- Minty

Lavandula Angustifolia - Lavender

Imperata Cylindrica “Rubra “ Japanese blood grass

Photinia Red Robin

Malus Atrosanguinea

Olea Europaea - Olive Banksia Spinnlosa Ericifolia- Malus Ioensis ‘Plena Giant candles

Citrus Paradisi - Grapfriu ut


Parthenocissus Quinquefolia


Cupressus Sempervirens

Citrus Aurantium - Bitter orange

Aubrieta Grandiflora

Freehand sketch

Perspective & 3D model & Section

Design 03 Public Space Design

Rich Space, Queensberry st, Melbourne , VIC

RMIT university second year first studio In busy Melbourne city, many spare triangle spaces are sitting between building blocks. People just travel pass and did not pay any attentions on it. These kinds of spaces are lack of richness in materials and spatial qualities. Most of them are boring which means they are not well considers the Occupants’ needs and environment conditions. The aim of studio is to change the condition of public space into a well considered space in material and spatial quality rich space. The purpose 1. Reduce the noise from the traffic. 2. Promote the experience of light changing form the structure. 3. Offer the better spatial quality. 4. Different gathering room for the variety users. 5. The shape represent cocoon that express the transformation of daily life.

Site Analysis Movement of people

Sunlight Study Morning time, site is fully sunlight until the afternoon 1 pm and gradually covered by shadows.






Surrounding Study The surrounding buildings are 3 coffee shops, clothes shop, Melbourne law buildings, offices and student accommodations. The material of the buildings are red bricks, concrete and bluestone.

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Idea sketch

3D model Densityy Test

25 cm

Lighting Test - night time


50cm 50cm


Phototshop + 3D model

Construction drawing

Model Making

Other works

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