DESIGN PROCESS 1
A SMALL RESIDENTIAL GARDEN
A framed view into the thinking waters where the twisted and reaching branches of a silhouetted Hamamelis reflect; deep in meditation. A rising rusted wall echoes from behind.
Gravel pathways ask me to wander, calling back to the fields and river beds that once existed.
In the late afternoon and into the evening a meal is shared with laughter as the sun filters through the canopies of Birch and Pagoda Trees, captured and held by the grasses that move gently with the air; a clearing in the woods.
Underneath a striking angled roof, a pot is thrown behind glass walls which opens to the surround of foliage and flowers. Close by a book is read lazily from a swaying hammock.
Tall towering Yew protect and guide while coming and going, and sculpture mimicking a low wall always says hello.
Design Process 1
Site Visit to the Wear Residence
Creating the Brief
Mood Board: What it was Meant to Be & What it Became
Drawing up the Site Plan
Grids, Grids, Grids
Moving into Model: Cardboard @ 1:100 / Foam Core @ 1:50
Pegging it out in Eccleston Square
Adjusting Spaces on Paper/2D
Plant Research: Weekend Visit to Kew Gardens
Plant Selection: Developing a New Plant Palette
Final Design Decisions
Line & Rendering Techniques
Breaking Designer's Block: Dancing in Hyde Park After Dark By Myself
Continuing with Rendering Techniques
Final Colored Pencil Rendering
DRAWING UP THE SITE PAN
GRIDS, GRIDS, GRIDS
MOVING INTO MODEL: CARDBOARD @ 1:100 / FOAM CORE @ 1:50
ADJUSTING PAPER ON SPACES/2D
PLANT SELECTION: DEVELOPING A PLANT PALETTE
FINAL DESIGN DECISIONS
LINE & RENDERING TECHNIQUES
CONTINUING WITH RENDERING TECHNIQUES
FINAL COLORED PENCIL RENDERING