POST- Crit

Notes taken by Lewis:
Lewis Feedback


Issues that I need to address:

  • What is the GOAL?
  • What do I want Dungeness to be in the future?
  • Zoning – what areas are zoned and how are they created
  • Where will these pathways go (hard ground walking, soft ground avoid walking)


How am I going to address these issues:

  • Write a manifesto & create a planning strategy
  • Create a model to show the ground conditions┬áthat which could help inform pathways
  • Create a palette of tools that can do different things for the ground and the scale
  • Work in 3D more to get a better overall
  • More overall ground makeup required
  • Artificial vs natural landscapes
  • Scaling plants to make habitable landscape
  • State principles of the plants
  • Experiment growing the plants in shingle


In later presentations

  • 1st sentence – statement that explains project BEST
  • Make sure get across what Dungeness is like, through models, maps, photographs etc
  • Be more clear about my aim
  • How hard it is to walk around Dungeness
  • The invisible boundaries
  • Have some more of the import images from the portfolio out and size adjusted
  • More context & story telling
  • Planning policy maps
  • Identifying places for taller buildings
  • Better Curation

2 thoughts on “POST- Crit

  1. Hi Roxanne,
    Following the crit, it would be great to see on Friday a time-based drawing for your overall strategy for the site as a work-in-progress. In general, as reflected in the notes above, you need to build up your documentation of Dungeness (most of which already exists but was hidden away in a booklet during your presentation). Starting some models where you grow different types of plants in shingle to test their effects would be great and then to draw these experiments up as a palette of hybrid materials. This would help both your technology and your project since then you have a material palette to apply to various conditions across the site such as pathways, and foundations for buildings of various scales. Maybe have a start on thinking about what those models might be so we can discuss on Friday?
    It would be great to do some forensic drawings to show how from the size and potential of the foundations, you can reverse engineer the size of the building that might be on top of it – it could be a good set of drawings to show what a root says about the plant that tops it, vs. what foundations say about the size and type of building on top of it. See Forensic Architecture – they work mainly with trying to understand humanitarian crises and catastrophic events, using evidence to piece together what actually happened: – it could be useful in terms of techniques and formats to employ in your drawings. Also I read awhile ago that in earthquake prone areas they use planting or reforestation to stabilise the ground and prevent damage from future earthquakes – could be a good precedent to look into a redraw for your own “new ground” purposes?
    Perhaps also think how to set the scene more in the presentation – to show how shingle is a difficult surface to build on, to walk on, to live on – yet so many plants manage to survive against the odds. Looking forward to seeing how it develops for Friday!

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