Related Staff : Scott Melbourne
The linear landscape is a spatial configuration full of possibilities, suggesting configured combinations of outdoor spaces that must interface with various intersecting flows. Relative to more cohesive spaces that have greater opportunity to perform as self-contained destinations, the linear landscape demands intentional responses to edge conditions: at various times linking, resisting, previewing, defining, or welcoming. This studio was focused on exploring new possibilities for the linear landscapes bordering Tolo Harbour, Tai Po. During the course of the semester students examined the relationship between the two-dimensional image and three-dimensional space; investigated the biophysical systems of both reference and specified sites; related in-person observations with more conventional research findings to build determinate representations of dynamic systems; and, ultimately, developed design propositions that drew from the preceding analyses and projections and took the form of specific site-scaled interventions. As the third landscape design studio for this cohort of BA(LS) students, this class sought to advance individuals’ skills in computer drafting and design representation, with a particular emphasis on the development of accurately scaled drawings.