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

Plant Placement

Final Design Decisions

Line & Rendering Techniques

Breaking Designer's Block: Dancing in Hyde Park After Dark By Myself

Continuing with Rendering Techniques

Materials Board

Final Colored Pencil Rendering


MOOD BOARD

 

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

 

PLANT PLACEMENT

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FINAL DESIGN DECISIONS

 

LINE & RENDERING TECHNIQUES

 

CONTINUING WITH RENDERING TECHNIQUES

 

MATERIALS BOARD

 

FINAL COLORED PENCIL RENDERING

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