GALLERY INDEX

Landscapes of Flux and Demand

Landscape Design Studio 2 (2017-18)

Related Staff : Elizabeth Leven, Scott Melbourne


Course Code: 3101

The dynamism of landscape may conventionally be relegated to considerations of vegetative growth and decay, human uses, seasonal change and the like, but every site of terra firma is built upon geological conditions that are themselves in flux. With the logarithmic distancing of geologic- and human-timescales, such change can remain largely invisible to most observers. In unique conditions where grounds are vulnerable to erosive weathering, however, such change can have a desirable legibility that draws in users and creates a self-feeding loop of erosion and attraction. This studio focuses on exploring the consequences of landscapes being simultaneously places of flux and yet also in demand. During the course of the semester students: relate in-person observations with more conventional research findings to build determinate representations of dynamic systems; investigate strategies for how design has engaged with biophysical systems in case study sites; map spatial consequences of competing land use goals and, ultimately, develop design propositions that draw from preceding analysis and projection and take the form of specific site-scaled interventions. As the third landscape design studio for BA(LS) students, this class advances individual’s skills in computer drafting and design representation, with a particular emphasis on the development of accurately scaled drawings.

Enlarge Photo: Geography of Castle Peak & Tuen Mun. By CHEANG Brian; HUI Ling Hang; LAM Hoilok Heather; MAK Jacky Ka Lun; TONG Siyu.Enlarge Photo: History and Community of Po Lo Shan. By CHANG Gengjiaqi; KOO Cheuk Ling Charlene; LEUNG Kerry Shui-kay; NG Kwok Jing.Enlarge Photo: Vegetation and Wildlife of Castle Peak & Tsuen Mun. By CHAU Li Yin Sabrina; LAU Pui Ki; LI Haolin; WONG Wing Yin.Enlarge Photo: Site Visit to Po Lo Shan. By Scott Melbourne.Enlarge Photo: Site Visit to Po Lo Shan. By Scott Melbourne.Enlarge Photo: Site Visit to Po Lo Shan. By Scott Melbourne.Enlarge Photo: Site Visit to Po Lo Shan. By Scott Melbourne.Enlarge Photo: Final Review Presentations. By Scott Melbourne.
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE