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Copy of Entering Landscape Architecture

Julia Torr Portfolio
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Loni Demaine

on 16 May 2013

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Julia Torr Entering landscape architecture. Building blocks of knowledge and understanding... Strengthening creativity... Thinking outside,- -and inside, of the box. -into reality. Turning ideas and client requests- -to the modern over time. A florist's background... From the traditional- A flexible attitude to adjust plans and designs is key to presenting clients with a variety of designs to suit their needs. The planning and designing process is something which is improved over time with practice and perseverance. As can be seen in this design, styles and abilities change over time. Being able to retain key elements is important but trends do move on.

Traditional use of symmetrical shapes and old fashioned, commonly known materials lean heavily towards a softer appearance, which lacks impact.

Materials are not shown to their best ability in this style. Personal style. In this much more modern and recent design the difference is clear.

Simpler use of colour, use of modern materials such as anthuriums and eremurus, and an understanding of how materials are best displayed creates much more impact.

Increasingly this is a far more popular style for a intersting and neatly finished design. Whether a personal preference for modern or traditional, having a grasp of these (and many other!) styles is an asset when creating a piece for a client - as can clearly be seen in these two very different designs. Through studies and qualifications I have learned to plan and create designs to the specifications of a customer's needs. Taking into account budget, the purpose and preferences of the individual to supply an accurate design with the relative information of what they will receive. Attention to detail is imperative in the construction of the piece at each stage, following a plan through from start to finish to ensure the design is as intended.

An in-depth knowledge of materials adds to understand which materials work best together, and whether a client uses a common or Latin name of a material that it will be understood to help create what they looking for! Naturally over time a personal style develops, which is beneficial as it allows your own work to be distinct and for a client to know who it was made by.

When allowed more free rein in a design I prefer to strike a happy medium of modern and traditional, as shown with these flowers, with a modern style of using them. This allows the client to feel that they are familiar with what is used, but see them in a way they may not have done before such as grouping in the design on the right or staggering in the design in the left.

While small examples of a bigger picture it is things such as these that separates everyday designs to eye-catching creations that still fit the brief of the client. Sometimes a particularly difficult request has to be met and can be a bit of challenge such as these two designs.

Time and practice is excellent for honing skills. While these delicate designs may have once been a tricky task, dedication and learning through doing makes these corsages much less trouble than before and an enjoyable task! Another two examples of using the same materials in very different ways and showing that than one option is available.

Using deep red anthuriums in the first, short, simple design creates a cute and pretty hand-tied. But in the second when used tall and at various angles the overall effect is dramatic and structured. Often, making the most elaborate arrangement possible in the budget pleases a client. However it is important to keep things simple sometimes and use basic, or in this example, one material to create something equally effective.

These two arrangements are for the same weekly contract yet both are striking in their own ways.

Knowing that there is more than one way to present and design something is useful to remember when working on projects. Thank you for viewing.
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