Re-Gardening Week 5 – Scaled Diagram
Hello everyone, welcome back! This week’s project focus is to measure the dimensions of the garden for the redesigned diagram.
My initial plan was to measure the dimensions of the garden using a tape measure. However, as soon as I started measuring, I realized that the edges of the garden, instead of being straight, have uneven curves. As a result, I was unable to obtain accurate measurements and draw the diagram.
Because my initial plan does not work, I seek for an alternative by asking the admin for the school floor plan. I got the floor plan successfully, yet soon realized another problem. The floor plan of BISV was more focused on the entire building instead of the garden. I cannot simply zoom in and use the drawing for the design either because it does not provide an accurate representation of the garden.
*The circled area represents the garden. The hypotenuse of the triangle represents the curved edge I was talking about in the first paragraph
I also tried suggestions from a teacher to take an aerial view of the garden by going to one of the classrooms that is directly above. However, no matter how hard I tried, the picture I took is always skewed. Out of alternatives, I decided to return to my original plan and use the tape measure to obtain the dimensions of the garden. I measured in a way where the measuring tape was bent to fit the curve of the edge to minimize the error. My measurements are below: Shortest straight side: 654 cm
Longest straight side: 1392 cm
curve1(longest): 1655.5 cm
curve 2 (shorter): 217 cm
From the measurements, I drew a scaled drawing of the diagram. Next week, I will continue research for plants and select potential candidates that will populate the new garden. Thank you for reading!