from Design 3 Landscape Architecture Studio with Prof. Matthew Tucker
"I want to create an oasis embedded within the city – the concrete jungle – to create escapism from the city life and introduce and bring nature to these people. In the end, I was aiming to have everything revolve around the gathering area to enhance this proposal and the experience within it."
This project revolves around creating "moments" within a space; something that we, as a class, discussed throughout that semester. Matthew Tucker, my professor at that time, encouraged and consulted with us about how one can create moments for someone with water. The project's main objective was to create a space for an urban water center proposed within an empty lot located along Cobbs Creek Parkway. With that being said, the lot itself was flexible to work with when it comes to creating the axon typologies, as shown. We started with working on a base that Matt provided, and then we worked our way into creating our own. During this process, we discussed how these typologies create opportunities for presenting these spaces. We looked at some examples as to how these typologies look like so that we have a better idea of what we were aiming towards. With all of these aspects and components built up, I was set with enough info and inspiration to incorporate with my diagrams/design. Thus, resulting in "happy/joyful-like" diagrams with bright colors that help one to visually see what something is, catch their attention, and is visually pleasing.
How is your VOICE heard through
The world has been undergoing some tragic events that affected most - perhaps all of us. Though, that doesn't mean we should stop or do nothing about it. Many have taken that step forward to make a change to encourage others and to join them to do the same. We landscape architects can do the same by creating spaces that speak for the voices of those figures and for the ones who are hurt through our designs and the landscape.
"We landscape architects can do the same by creating spaces that speak for the voices of those figures and for the ones who are hurt through our designs and the landscape."