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NATALIA KRYSIAK

Natalia Krysiak
Where do The Children Play?
2013

This view illustrates a shared garden on the west side of the site, which is overlooked by the private gardens owned by the larger rooftop townhouses. The shared external corridors of the apartments are seen in the background, enclosed by a playful facade of vertical bamboo screens.

Where do The Children Play?
Exploring a High Density Suburban Dream

In the past few decades there has been a startling decline in the health and wellbeing of children in Australia. Is the suburban dream, we have been chasing for so long, causing harm to our children?

This project explores the possibilities of the new sites, currently being cleared for high density redevelopment, within suburban Activity Centres. The chosen site, located in Dandenong, was carved from the inside forming a series of interlinked public and private gardens. The built fabric becomes a protective barrier, creating safe green spaces that connect residents with the community and provide a rich and interweaved fabric for families with children.

natalia.krysiak@yahoo.com

Natalia Krysiak
Where do The Children Play?
2013

The perspective illustrates a widened area of the shared corridor. The walkway is lined with vertical bamboo screens which can be moved across and overlayed creating a variety of different patterns and playful shadows.

Natalia Krysiak

The perspective illustrates a view into the carved volume. The playful landscape is contoured into the site creating a variety of green spaces for pedestrians to inhabit. An upper level garden is seen in the background with a delicate bamboo facade as a backdrop.

Natalia Krysiak

The perspective demonstrates one of the three vertical public spaces, located at the main entry points, which are enclosed in a delicate net structure.

Natalia Krysiak

Ground Level Plan

Natalia Krysiak

Top Levels 3 & 5 Plan

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