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hampton hill junior school Hampton Hill Junior School

Garden Project

deb israel k0731746


feb/march 2009
Analysis - first impressions
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A small space with good potential for an interesting garden.

Not very much vegetation to work with aside from a non-descript bush and a large tree
off site on the eastern edge.

It felt very lifeless but this could have been due to the onsite construction and a very
rainy day.

The surrounding buildings seem overpowering almost - but in


retrospect this is good for monitoring the young children.
Analysis - access points
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The two plans an the right show current and proposed


access points to the garden.

The proposed being once the new build on the old


caretakers house is complete.

There will be one new entrance from the double doors


of the new build.

The entrance on the north side through the wooden fence is


one that could be widened should the fence be removed.

The entrance on the eastern side of the house could be


restricted with a lockable gate to ensure children do not
leave the garden and unwanted visitiors do not enter.

current proposed
Analysis - proximity to other buildings Analysis - site boundaries
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The garden is connected closely to Looking at the plan on the right, the dashed
the three surrounding school red lines show the current wooden fences,
buildings on the south side, north east whilst the solid black lines are brick walls.
and northern end. Small building

All fences can be replaced while the


The residential blocks on the eastern northern brick wall is part of the neighbouring
side are approximately 21 meters building.
away from the garden so should not
suffer too much from noise from the I would leave the brick wall on the eastern
garden. side of the caretakers house and fit a
Existing school building

lockable gate where the passage meets the


This corner of the garden is also the garden - to keep children in and unwanted
only area that is not under the shadow visitors out.
of a building and while exposed in
winter months, is sheltered by the tree
on the outskirts of the property the rest
of the year.

Residential homes
Existing out building
urban boundaries
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Analysis -
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HAMPTON HILL SCHOOL & GROUNDS RAILSIDE GREEN PATH (GREEN) RAILWAY (ORANGE) PRIVATE PROPERTIES (GREY OVERLAY)
CANAL (DARK BLUE) SECONDARY ROAD (GREY)
TERTIARY STREETS (YELLOW)
Analysis - views from garden Analysis - viewpoints onto the garden
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These photos are of the the site


prior and during construction.

a - looking south west


b - looking south Almost all areas of the garden are visible
c - looking north east a from the neighbouring school and old
caretakers house, from ground level up to
d - looking north
the first floor of each building.
The north eastern corner is the only
area not in close proximity to a The only area not directly visible from either
building. It is very close to the tall tree building is the eastern corner of the
just off site and feels quite open. caretakers house - the small passage way
connecting the front to the back along the
side of the house.

This area could potentially pose a problem


of children wandering out or unwanted
b visitors entering the property and so should
be secured with a lockable gate.
Existing school building

Existing out building

d c
Analysis: sun path study 1 - january
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07:30am 10:30am

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16:30pm 13:30pm
Analysis: sun path study 2 - april
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07:30am 10:30am

click to play

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Analysis: sun path study 3 - july
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07:30am 10:30am

click to play

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Analysis: sun path study 4 - october
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07:30am 10:30am

click to play

16:30pm 13:30pm
Analysis: site conclusions Analysis: stage of learning conclusions
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blue oval Good natural shelter and visible 2-5yr old stages of learning language
from buildings. learning ego centric thinking
A great place for play area of engagement in make-believe
different levels and story-time/ classifies objects by single
gathering area. features

orange oval Wall alongside neighbouring early years play space -challenging spaces for
building, fully visible.
requirements growth & experimentation
Good spot for den/shelter - distracts
-simple structures for stepping,
wall height.
climbing & balancing
-feature-free space for inven-
green oval Central space, fully visible, full sun.
A possible play area to break up tive play
main space. -shelter & shade through
planting or fixed features
-balance of soft and hard
pink oval Close proximity to buildings, possible
distraction. landscaping
Good area for adult seating/rest. -security and access
-changes in topography,
pink circles Corner space of building, alongside levels and colour
windows. -transitional space next to exit
Ideal for planting. for decision making
-quiet reflective play
yellow arrow New corner entrance.
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Aims
-to create a soniferous garden for 2-5 year olds that is a fun and safe
learning environment.
-the space will offer flexibility, providing place for inter-play and also quiet con
templation, for children and adults.

Objectives
-the garden proposal will feature various natural and digital elements that surprise
and stimulate with movement and sound.
-there will be a mixture of surface textures, hard and soft, with
gathering places, seating and a sheltered den.
-planting kept to a minimum to keep maintenance costs down.
-level changes will be created with onsite cut and fill.
water
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Proposal 1: natural
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The jumping fountain adds


a playful feature to the
garden, inviting the user to
chase the stream.
Each water jet generates a con-
figuration of precisely cut water
jets that disappear in a small catch
opening with pin-point prediction.

The water can be manipulated


into a continuous arc that stands in
the air or a water jet segment.

Since it only requires a small open-


ing in the ground and a tiny pool
of water, any potential risks with
water and 2-5 year olds is minimal.

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water
Proposal 2: interactive
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The following studies


represent the possibilities
in creating a kinetic digital
catalyst for social interac-
tion.
Each node has the ability to
change colour and create sound
whilst encouraging the user to
interact with the others.

The system consists of interactive


position tracking with a pressure
and heat sensitive monitoring
system.

An overhead projector relays the


image of the pond onto the
interactive floor surface.

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Proposal 3: greenery
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Changes in topography and


levels are important for nerual
development in young children.

Their play spaces should always include


a variation of soft and hard landscap-
ing with challenging spaces for stepping,
balancing and climbing.

The ‘moss pit’ is a space of mossy


squares of earth with slight changes in
levels .

There is minimal risk as the surface is soft


and can also be used as an area adults
could relax, converse or watch over their
children.

The animation to the right shows an click


clicktoto
play
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example of the space.

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sound
Proposal 4: interactive
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This is an interactive sound


machine for children and adults.

A sensor within the pipe reacts to


movement and a sound is emitted.

Continuing with the theme of


interactivity, it is a fun addition to the
sound garden, and can entertain
children and adults.

It does not require an instrument to play,


simply moving ones hand over the pipe
opening will create a sound.

Different sounds could also be


programmed to play.

Scroll over the coloured spheres to


release a different sound. click toto
click play
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sound
Proposal 5: kinetic
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Jason bruges’ dado rail and


Daan Roosegaarde’s ‘dune 4.0’
are precedent for a responsive,
kinetic sound installation.
The digigarden installation is suspend-
ed and chime-like, responding to wind
movements and human interaction.

Powered with solar technology and a


small internal battery, they are made of
fibres with concealed speakers and
sensors which react to wind and human
movement.

The sounds they emit can be very


subtle, natural sounds, that fit into the
landscape that they are a part of.

p r e c e d e n t
Design development
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Grid template over the garden, organ- 4
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Design development
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Site plan
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scheme Hampton Hill Junior School

title Proposed plan of garden

scale 1:50 date 25.02.2009


Site section 1
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scheme Hampton Hill Junior School title Section A-A showing level changes
scale No Scale 16.02.2009
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Site section 2
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scheme Hampton Hill Junior School title Section B-B showing level changes
scale No Scale 16.02.2009
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Materials
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awning: slimline electric cas- Reclaimed granite flags for sale, fence: woven willow fence,
decking: maine deck - ‘superior sette awning. made to meas- beautiful worn surface, random planted, low maintenance,
quality sustainable composite
decking’ ultra low maintenance ure. projects up to 3m. http:// .
sizes, mostly large sizes http://www. connects the maze and the wil-
http://www.maine-deck.co.uk/default.asp
www.patio-awnings-uk.co.uk salvoweb.com/flagstones-floortiles/antique- low den.
reclaimed/forsale.html

shelter/den: a living willow


moss pit: standard garden moss, structure that can house 4-6 maze: again willow, it can be
young children at a time. lasts screen: pot planted bamboo. grown into the shape of a maze,
very low maintenance, fun, dif-
about 2 years with mainte- an invasive plant which should easy to maintain and fun for
ferent, good cover and grows
nance. http:stickwork.net not be planted in the ground. young children to play in.
well in shady areas.
Jumping fountain specifications
Water ARCHES

Water Angle 75 Degrees - 2 Metres Long - 2 Metres High

Water Angle 65 Degrees - 3 Metres Long - 1.5 Metres High

Many Jumping Jets can be synchronized to Water Angle 40 Degrees - 4 Metres Long - 1 Metre High

achieve a choreographed display.


A popular variation on this concept is to have many jumping
jets hidden in different plant-ers. The jets shoot, in sequence,
from planter to planter, looking like leaping snakes.

Jumping Jet Fountains Technical Details LED lights with changing colours can also be included in
the
Dimensions (L x W x H) - 478mm x 305mm x 555mm system to add a dynamic effect at night time.
Light Type - LED RGB Multiple Spotlights

Power Consumption (mechanical components i.e.pump) - 50 Watts


(30% Energy Saving)

Water Jumping Jets Diameter - 12mm (approx 1”)

Minimum Water Depth - 200mm (approx 8”)

Maximum Water Depth - 300mm (approx 12”) water can be deeper,


however, support
pillars would be necessary
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UaXOHKjkia8

Material - Stainless Steel & Plastic


Interactive pond technical details
The interactive floor would work
similiarly to touch screen technology.

A small amount of voltage is supplied to the


four corners of the interactive floor surface with
a uniform electric field.

A foot touches the floor and draws a minute


amount of current to the point of contact.

The XY location of the point of contact is cal-


culated by a controller and transmitted to a
PC.

Meanwhile the image of the pond is projected onto the interactive sur-
face using a projector connected to the pc.

When the child steps or jumps onto the interactive surface, it can create
a ‘splash’ with sound (depending on the pressure of the step) and also
track movement on the surface.

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