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Landscapes of Flux and Demand: Anticipating Change at Hong Kong’s Soko Islands

Landscape Design Studio 2 (2019-20)

Related Staff : Elizabeth Leven, Scott Melbourne


Landscapes change. Their internal dynamics, usage and roles, and relationship to, and impacts from, external contexts are all in a constant state of flux. Landscape designers and planners are inserted into this mix of processes, called upon to recognize functions, and anticipate future effects, all while helping craft a vision for how discrete actions can help create desirable results. These forces are present within even the smallest of sites, but are of even greater importance when operating within larger landscapes composed of distinct layers of ecology, geology, culture, and even economic potential. This studio explored design strategies that were responsive to anticipated environmental and societal change, making use of Hong Kong’s remote Soko Islands as a study site. Students related in-person observations with more conventional research findings to build determinate representations of dynamic systems. They investigated strategies for how design has engaged with biophysical systems in case study sites, mapped spatial consequences of competing land use goals, and ultimately developed design propositions that drew from preceding analysis and projection to take the form of specific site-scaled interventions.

Enlarge Photo: Site visit to Soko Islands.Enlarge Photo: Site visit to Soko Islands.Enlarge Photo: Site visit to Soko Islands.Enlarge Photo: Site visit to Soko Islands.Enlarge Photo: Site dynamics study. By LI Ho Lok Klaus, CHEANG Yuk Ching Sarah, CHAN Wing Han Penny, TO Cheuk Hei Agnes .Enlarge Photo: Biophysical case study. By GOROKHOVA Anna, CHEANG Yuk Ching Sarah, LEUNG Chun Fai Anson.Enlarge Photo: Biophysical case study. By TO Cheuk Hei Agnes, MOK King Hei Jack, MAK Sum Yuet Faustine.Enlarge Photo: Landscape management strategies presented for midterm review.Enlarge Photo: Final project. By LEUNG Chun Fai Anson, LI Ho Lok Klaus.Enlarge Photo: Final project. By LEUNG Chun Fai Anson, LI Ho Lok Klaus.Enlarge Photo: Final project. By FONG Joyce, TO Cheuk Hei Agnes.Enlarge Photo: Final project. By CHAN Ka Yui Carice, CHONG Man Ting Mandy.
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE