Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Perfect Quote to Describe Farindons!

"in order to avoid the fussed look of Victorian gardens where 'objects of interest' were introduced like currents in a plum duff."

John Brookes, Room Outside, 1969.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

FRISSON - additional design terminology

a shudder or shiver; thrill.

an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

(lacking at Farindons; but it could be right for the inspirational mix)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Creativity Test Results

Well I'm above average - doing well on the persistence front!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Spelling Revelation: FARINDONS

Well I wasn't the only one to be putting a 'G' in! Thank you for the spelling lesson Mo much appreciated! I'm sure you have saved me from a major incident involving a tipex mouse!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

As an aside to masterplanning. Just come across a really stunning concept garden from this years Bilbao Garden Festival. Balmori Associates created The Garden That Climbed The Steps, you will find it under the invited section. I can think of a lot of overly hardscaped areas of London which could do with such an installation! Simple but ingenius!

Original sketches scanned and added as a layer over collage. I much prefer the collage effect with the sketch added in over the top - it has much more visual meaning and stops the collage from looking quite so flat. As for the odd colouring of the bottom image no idea what blogger is doing when it is uploading this j-peg but it seems to want to keep messing with the colours! Grrr! Yellow sky it is then! Hey ho! It just isn't having it! Now my collage looks truely pre-school! :(

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Group Survey

Transport Types and Connections well under way! Draft version attached

Sketch Design 4

Photograph and model photograph merged together in Photoshop. Printed, traced over, photocopied collaged and colouring pencils. Really like the textured effect that collage brings to images, scanning in loses some of this. Still need to work on rendering with pencils. Not sure the two work particularly well together. Think perhaps that there is too much abstract collage and I should have retained elements of the sketch. Improvements for next time....

Model of Front Lawn Proposal

20 minute model to overcome issue of how on earth to draw the levels as they step up and down depending on direction of viewing. Brown cardboard box and uhu glue.

Initial Visit Map From Memory

Amazing what you can remember when you close your eyes and walk around in your memory! Time: 20 minutes.

Draft Ideas For Front Lawn Development

It's a pear drop island, sloping in two directions surrounded by a sea of grey asphalt! Hotch potch of trees! Section, survey and ideas on trace, pen 0.1, green felt tip and crayola pencils. Time: 1 hour

Faringdons Initial Thoughts

Brainstorming of initial response, feelings towards the site following first site visit. Currently feeling hmmmmm....feels very much like garden design.