PART III – PLAY
THE WAY WEPLAY/HOW DO WE PLAY?
This booklet ties up and ends the Project with part 3: “Play with Plants”. This project deals with the play side of “LIVE, WORK AND PLAY” and the idea of playing and having fun indoors while being around nature and plants. The definition of play in this case is by making the learning of plants and gardening fun.
Being stuck at home during the circuit breaker we had in Singapore, we had to enjoy our leisure time indoors within the four walls of our own homes. This caused us to not be able to enjoy the outdoors and the nature as often as we used to. In this part, I will be creating spaces where residents can play/relax within the HDB building itself. The ‘playing’ will be with plants as plants represent the outside.
The intention is to integrate the idea of “outside” into indoor spaces. The design is mainly for the children living in the HDB to be able to have some fun while they are indoors. Adults are able to use the space as well, they can join the children in their activities or simply just take a break and rest or even garden. The intervention is having a nature trail within the HDB block by having several garden spaces on different stories of the HDB.
The nature trail will consist of four gardens, three in the residential stories and the final rooftop garden. The trail starts off with the first garden – nonflowering plants, then it continues to the second garden – flowering plants, the third garden – vegetables and fruit garden and it finally ends with the main roof garden space. The nature trail allows both children and adults to have fun going through the nature trail doing activities and learning about plants and nature.