Platsanalys, grunden för en gestaltningsprocess
Site analysis for a design process
Today’s short-term approach to the garden constructions and the design process needs to evolve and become more focused on long term. It is common to adapt the growing site to the plants aesthetic features. The procedure should be reversed and the site should create the framework for the design. By identifying already existing conditions of the growing site during the site analysis, the first step towards a change can be taken. Therefore, I have researched the possibility for a development of the site analysis procedure. The work process has been divided into two phases. In the first phase I have study the agriculture’s, the forestry’s and the garden culture’s different methods and procedures for identifying site-specific conditions. The scale and the various focus of the horticultural specializations creates different procedure for the analyses. The literature study resulted, in the second phase, in a compilation of factors that affect the plant site and how they can be identified. The compilation of factors then was adapted to the function of a site analysis. This thesis work is designed to serve as support for the site analysis. With this thesis work a first step towards the development of the site analysis is taken. By further adjusting the usability and applying the developed site analysis to a design project, additional exploration and development can be made.
Uppsats för avläggande av högskoleexamen i Kulturvård, Trädgårdens hantverk och design 7,5 hp, 2014