Tag: plants in design

HK Uni lectures 01

The Head of Hong Kong University’s Landscape Architecture department requested I join the staff in a part-time role as Assistant Professor.

Students generously voted me best lecturer for the planting design module which I taught to both year groups of the two year MLA course over 26 months.

A mixture of lectures (two series of six lectures), workshops, design reviews, model making and examinations increased the students breadth and detailed knowledge of plant physiolgy, evolution, application in design, growth behaviour and management.

The lectures also covered the history of landscape design in Europe, the Middle East and Far East with case studies based on my own sites and previous projects.

 

ogrody europa board 01

This submission was undertaken whilst at Belt Collins International Hong Kong Ltd. I co-ordinated the graphic presentation, conceived the photomontages and proposed the planting palettes as part of the three person team. We received a Diploma for reaching second place (out of over 150 entries), an illustrated write-up in a publication dedicated to the International Design Competition, as well as television coverage in Poland.

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Whilst living in Athens, I was approached by Bobotis Architects to create the landscape component of their submission for the old airport site.

The team came fifth in the international competition (out of over 100 entries) with the landscape scheme proposing habitat enhancement of endemic garigue, maquis and sclerophyllic vegetation communities.

Vertical Green Wall 09

Designed by world renowned botanist and pioneer of the mur vegetal system, Patric Blanc, this interior wall covered approximately 3.7 x 7 metres.

The clients requested me to coordinate the construction of the structure, oversee the irrigation and ‘secret fabric’ installation, and personally undertake the planting of the sub-tropical plants from receipt of delivery of the plants from Paris to completion of the wall.

Despite the house being full of painters and decorators at the time, we managed to plant-up the entire surface in under two days, with the help of a pneumatic staple gun and scaffolding.