Tuesday, February 15, 2011

design project two part a :: a suburban garden

Alright here's a neighborhood with a typical suburban lot highlighted in the middle.



It's on a one block, one way street. Here's a base map that includes existing features.



I've added some labels.



And some colour to help describe the property.



The lot is very narrow except for the odd side yard. The back yard gets some sun based on orientation and tree cover but the best sunlight falls on the front yard. Here's a picture of the front yard after a recent "snow storm."



You can see where the melt is occurring most rapidly. Incidentally this is a trick you can use to better understand solar access- time lapse photography after a snow storm. Here's a link to a better example.

The goal is not total food self sufficiency but a healthy environment with as many overlapping functions as is possible. Beautiful, edible, useful, playful, self-maintaining, flexible and fun are words I use to describe this space.

Here's a Google image.

2 comments:

Lake Placid Vacation Rentals said...

Nice information. The surface area is partly paved with 40 cm square concrete paving slabs. A service path leads from the paved area and is flanked by two flower borders. Lawn covers most of the surface area. One small standard tree provides some privacy for the sitting area and helps to ‘lift’ the flat lines of the walls. An informal style suitable for growing a wide range of plants, especially perennial flowers… Good use is made of the vertical space of walls and the flat surface area of the garden is not broken up unnecessarily.

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