Constructing Landscapes

Landscape Design Studio 1 (2017-18)

Related Staff : Natalia Echeverri, Susanne Trumpf

Course Code: 2102

The relationship between the representation of landscapes and the production of landscapes are integral. Drawings, models, or other types of representational tools offer possibilities in understanding the landscape in different ways, and are a critical part of the design process. Throughout the studio, students experimented with different model and drawing technics to develop composite and complex understanding of the landscape. This understanding then evolved into an intervention in a given site. The course consisted of a sequence of three projects. In the first project, students explored the tectonics of the ground through a series of topographical studies working primarily in model and parallel projective drawings. In project 2, students explored the concept of “type” though an analysis of modern garden and park case studies. By using two dimensional and three dimension diagrams, students articulated each case study as a sequence spaces and distribution of elements. The final assignment was built upon the skills and knowledge acquired in Project 1 and Project 2, combining ideas of type, experience, surface tectonics and performance. By working at multiple scales through both physical modeling and 2D and 3D representation, students designed a series of spaces in a steep terrain on the foots of Mount Davis.

Enlarge Photo: Surface Techtonics Addition and Subtraction Models.Enlarge Photo: Axonometric drawing. By MA On Ki Rachel.Enlarge Photo: Model. By SZE Pui Lam Jacky.Enlarge Photo: Model. By WEI Gongqi.Enlarge Photo: Model. By SHAM Chi Chung Theo; MA On Ki Rachel.Enlarge Photo: Diagram. By MA On Ki Rachel.Enlarge Photo: Section. By SONG Ziqi Sally.Enlarge Photo: Constructing Landscapes 8