GALLERY INDEX

Things Are Not As They Seem

Landscape Design Studio 1 (2014-15)


In this studio we explored the landscape of Hong Kong through the places, nonplaces, boundaries, and mirages of local writer Dung Kai-cheung’s experimental literary work, Atlas. Paying particular attention to Dung’s history of Hong Kong cartography, student’s sharpened their representational toolset for mapping territories in time and space. Moving from boundaries to human bodies, the studio emphasized the importance of scale to the development of successful projects, and used aspects of the text to illuminate the hidden dimensions of actual and fictional physical locations in Hong Kong. Rigorous research was undertaken into the past and present of specific streets and places around the territory. Spatial concepts such as edge, boundary and place, were explored to rethink the landscape of what Dung Kai-cheung calls the ‘imaginary city’.

Students taking measurements from traverse stations in the Hong Kong geodetic network
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Minnie CHU Lok Yan, Natalie KHOO Ting Fung, Pearl SO Po Chu, Sherly ZHANG Tongtong
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Minnie CHU Lok Yan, Natalie KHOO Ting Fung, Pearl SO Po Chu, Sherly ZHANG Tongtong
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Minnie CHU Lok Yan, Natalie KHOO Ting Fung, Pearl SO Po Chu, Sherly ZHANG Tongtong
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Douglas FAN Man Ho, Daisy LAU Tik Sze, Ingrid TSOI King Yan, Joy ZOU Liu
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Douglas FAN Man Ho, Daisy LAU Tik Sze, Ingrid TSOI King Yan, Joy ZOU LiuDetails of model<br />
Douglas FAN Man Ho, Daisy LAU Tik Sze, Ingrid TSOI King Yan, Joy ZOU LiuThings Are Not As They Seem 8
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE