Week 4. Urban Metabolism. Yambol has a relatively clean environment – water, air, soil, and green system. The main task is to sustain this and keep pollution as little as possible. Unfortunately, the water supply network and equipment in the town is very old and depreciated which often causes problems. The industrial zone is also another source of air pollution. My proposal aims to tackle both problems – air and water flow.
Week 3. Reading the landscape. Urban Design. The image represents the 3 very important layers in a city/town - natural, cultural and urban. In this assignment, we had to choose a location for a new rowing course and a club house on the 'edge' of our hometown. My proposal lies on the meeting point of the 3 layers.
Week 6. Modelling in Urbanism. For this task, I decided to look at the waterfront of a different town from my hometown. I recently visited Falmouth, UK and my first impressions were that it's a very lively and welcoming place surrounded by water and boats from all sides. Proposing an iconic buidling of such height would ruin the appearance and character of the place as shown on the shadow analysis (left - 15.05; right 15.11).
Week 7. Structure Transformed. Conversion of an abandoned industrial site into a residential development + hypothetical planning stages.
Week 5. The Fair City. Proposal for an improvement of the coach station in my hometown.
In this image you see the new town centre of my hometown. The project was very successful but in order to cover all 4 of the 'placemaking' principles the project needs improvement in the 'image and comfort' aspect.
Week 1. Mental map. Yambol, Bulgaria. Hi, my name is Zhanet and I'm an architecture student in Cardiff University. For this assignment I drew a mental map of the route from home to my high school which I used to walk every day before I started university. As you can see there are shorter ways to get there but I always walked a few more minutes to make my journey more pleasing by going through some of my favourite places and reducing the number of crossings.