When observing the changes of the maps of the Cromarty Firth in the past hundreds of years, it is easy to find that the Cromarty Firth is facing the problem of landscape fragmentation. There are many landscape patches in the bioregion with the Cromarty Firth as the centre. Especially in recent decades, with the development of the industry, the patches have become more and more fragmented; simultaneously, there are also many edges between them. These edges are usually not determined by the natural landform; they are artificial and rigid. They affect the energy cycle between patches, the utilization of resources, and Cromarty Firth’s biodiversity. However, it seems that the edges do not only exist between patches but also within patches. For example, in some towns, roads or walls strictly divide the whole town into several areas. The possible consequence of this is that residents are mainly distributed in certain areas and rarely go to other places.
In order to investigate the negative impact of landscape fragmentation and patch edges and solve a series of problems brought about by them, I chose an area centred on the town named Invergordon as my site, then put forward the strategy to solve the problems, which is also the name of this project “deconstructing and weaving”. The purpose is to break or weaken the edges by deconstructing and reweaving the patches in the site. The project is divided into three stages: from site to strategy - Deconstruction – weaving. After the design, the site is no longer composed of many patches but becomes a large patch with many functions.