Artificial Nature

Morgan Taylor 3RD YEAR

Design proposal for a subdivision in Karaka, Auckland which focuses on the integration of storm water infrastructure and public space, to benefit the community at a local level through the sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced amenity values for the community.

Exotic tree species planted around native kahikatea trees provide bright autumnal color and strike a strong contrast between the native vegetation. The exotic tree species emulate the artificial nature of the ponds, acknowledging the infrastructure built into the ponds forming awareness for the community around storm water management. Raised timber boardwalks protect the planting and create a sense of direction for the public alongside the ponds.