Murray Boissery

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Social places, Intimate spaces

This design project aims to respond to the site conditions and provide small urban spaces of an intimate scale in order for people to interact and socialise. The forms, edges, materials and planting create intimate spaces within the design. The forms and pavement strategically direct people and slow their movement, holding them in designated spaces. This connects people and creates the social energy required to activate space. The scale of the forms and their shapes are chosen to create as many edges as possible, to build relationships with facing forms and to make people feel protected and comfortable. The detail of the materiality maintains the existing character of the site and planting softens the landscape to create an intimate experience.