There aren’t any lights in the space? Can i play with lighting to create a feature of my experience?
Consider water and flow- where are sources of water on the site and how can I connect it in to my design to create movement and sound
Think about spirits and ancestors- can I represent my walk through sculptures as Maori beings or add a sense of magic to my proposal?
Make your design more specific to the site’s contexts (relate/bigger relationship)
Go beyond the 5 senses of a sensorial experience- gravity/balance, feel of water
Uncover your design gradually on the walk- following the trail
Stream around the area used to provide nourishment for people- can relate to providing nutrition and nutrients for insects and birds
Research into sustainable and recycled materials
Nature in the gardens are protected and have freedom to grow a bit wild which contrasts the control of nature outside the gardens (urbanization, colonization). Starting to raise awareness of preservation outside the bubble of restricted areas
Tea room idea has a bigger connection to the site- directly targets a re-designing of the Wintergardens and tradition of afternoon tea after the Wintergardens style or architecture
How can I connect the idea colonization of Aotearoa including specific historical events to my proposal?
Feedback from 1:1
biomimicry, sensory experience, confinement/micro-climate and sustainability are all methods to approach your design
you can go more in depth in your design about sustainability issue. The past and future are important to consider but not as important as the present , action, how people currently will experience the space. Consider the rain water system and current environmental issues we face. Maybe do a water collection in the fernery- how does the rain look falling down in there and how it can be collected. Flower beds can have a water garden system
look at some examples of biomimicry and sensory experiences for inspiration
biomimicry is a concept that doesn’t have much purpose to it- example of sculpture garden in Singapore which looked cool but didn’t have much purpose- why implement something artificial?
The tea room is a good idea- how it links to the style of the gardens
Any design concept is a good one if you have done a lot of research of the site to be a better designer, and if the design has purpose and connection to the place in some way whether it has significance to what you are interested
To get a better idea with scale and you design- model 3D perspectives and design iterations whether its with clay, hand drawn or digital. Fabricate through laser cutting patterns too
What do you want your design to express and why is it relevant? What is its poetic? What is its purpose? What is its value?
Why is your design addition important in a contemporary context?
Research Te Arana principles and Maori idea of whenua (land). How might the culturally specific ideas behind the Winter Gardens converse with indigenous thinking?
Look into planting guidance around the gardens as maintaining the ‘arts and crafts’ style and other requirements
Consider furniture fabrication and design, tile design, stained glass or wall pergola grid, flower beds