Landscape Design Studio 1

BALS Studio (2019-20)

Related Staff : Andres Delpon, Vincci MAK

This course intends to familiarise students with the vocabulary and tools that form the basis of design. The course was structured around three consecutive exercises of increasing complexity that had in common formal investigations around three dimensional objects. Firstly, students started applying some of the techniques learnt in Landscape Representation to analyze a given sculpture. The focus was placed on qualities such as form, scale, proportion, and composition, and how these can be applied in conveying a concept. Secondly, students were asked to imagine a three dimensional object with no function pre-determined to occupy the voids left by the once ubiquitous telephone cabins. The exercise confronted them with the dire reality of construction as the proposed designs had to be built in 1:1 scale. Thirdly, students were asked to imagine a landscape intervention on a real site: a garden for an artist in residence. In this case, the focus shifted from an object’s qualities to qualified space. Starting from the analysis of the artwork conducted in the first exercise, and from their small research about the artist’s formal (or informal) preoccupations, students had to think of space as reflecting on the character of a specific user and of the possible ways in which this space might be experienced.

Enlarge Photo: Model of Hudson River. By HO Dai Rong.Enlarge Photo: Analytical drawing of crouching boy. By CHOW Chiu Yin.Enlarge Photo: Analytical drawing of recumbent figure. By MOK Kai Fung.Enlarge Photo: Exploded axonometric view of sitting object. By WONG Hon Ting, ZHAO Ruoning, CHENG Tsz Kwok.Enlarge Photo: Axonometric view. By ZHAO Ruoning.Enlarge Photo: Section. By LEE Ying Ching.Enlarge Photo: Plan. By LAM Tsz Kiu.Enlarge Photo: Plan. By WONG Hoi Lam.Enlarge Photo: Plan. By WONG Hon Ting.