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Tree Museum

Landscape Design Studio 1B (2020-21)

Related Staff : Andres Delpon, Vincci MAK


The studio had two main goals: to consolidate the basic design vocabulary (elements and principles of design) explored in Design Studio 1A; and to anchor the planting knowledge obtained in ARCH 2105 Plants and Design 1. Students started the studio selecting a tree species to study and analyse. In addition to their recently acquired botanical knowledge, they developed a broader understanding of the tree informed by the artistic, social and cultural aspects that define it. Students also looked into the physical features of the tree. They produced abstract drawings and models, gradually distilling into a spatial concept some of the characteristics that make the observed trees more distinctive. After these considerations and formal explorations, students went on to develop the concept for a specific site in Hong Kong: Red Brick Hill. The brief asked them to imagine an open-air museum dedicated to showcase an indefinite number of specimens of their choice. Concepts combining previous formal abstractions and socio-cultural association were confronted with the temporal and spatial changing needs that resulted in ephemeral studies and growing scenarios. The open-air museums seen here provide a valuable catalogue, not only of trees, but of landscape designers’ dilemmas and the attitudes and tools at play to solve them.

Enlarge Photo: Perspective. By LAI Man Ki.Enlarge Photo: Concept development. By LI Huitong.Enlarge Photo: Concept development. By LI Huitong.Enlarge Photo: Concept development and progress model. By LI Ziyuan.Enlarge Photo: Perspective (sunny). By LI Ziyuan.Enlarge Photo: Perspective (rainy). By LI Ziyuan.Enlarge Photo: General layout plan. By KWONG Wai Yan.Enlarge Photo: Longitudinal and tranverse sections. By LI Huitong.
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE