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Sites and Measures

Landscape Design Studio 1 (2016-17)

Related Staff : Dorothy Tang, Xiaoxuan Lu


In this studio, students worked in between representation and physical interventions, experimenting with an iterative and cyclical process of documentation, projections, and constructing realities. Students used established means of representations—such as plans, sections, projects, and models—to develop composite and complex understanding of the landscape. This understanding then evolved into plans for action and intervention in a given site. In Project 1, Taking Measures, students explored the biophysical processes of two typical landscape elements at multiple scales. The mapping of a tree and modeling of the rock challenged students to work in between digital and analogue media. In Project 2, Sites and Artifacts, students alternated between siting “artifacts” on a “site” and the “site” itself as an artifact. Experimenting with mixed media representations, including drawings, models, and film, students developed a specific reading of their assigned site that informed future interventions. In Project 3, Shifting Projections, students propose and built physical interventions on their respective sites. In addition to drawings and models that were presented on campus, students also set up a projection installation at WKCD Nursery Park, conveying the spatial, textural, and temporal quality of the design, the speculative realities of their sites.

The modeling of the rock exercise as part of Project 1 - Taking Measures
The mapping of a tree exercise as part of Project 1 - Taking Measures. The mapping of a Chinese fan palm : moisture content of the leaves / MAK Jacky Ka Lun
The mapping of a tree exercise as part of Project 1 - Taking Measures. The mapping of a Chinese fan palm : roughness level of the trunk / MAK Jacky Ka Lun
The mapping of a tree exercise as part of Project 1 - Taking Measures. The mapping of a Chinese fan palm : microtopography of the above-ground tree roots / MAK Jacky Ka Lun
Five-minute film as part of Project 2 - Sites and Artifacts. Stills from videos / MAK Jacky Ka Lun, LEUNG Kerry Shui-kay, HUI Ling Hang, AU-YEUNG Cheuk Wa, LEE Choi Ching, FAN Lixue
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UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE