The Theater of Time Unfolding
Human’s particular perspective and scale couldn’t allow them to perceive the ever-changing quality of the landscape through their senses. As landscape architects, we lack tools to communicate and work with not only time but typically experiment with the representation of time in physical landscape images. To create a dynamic experience, what tools of representation allow landscape architects to respond to time? This thesis explores many different types of representational techniques in terms of videos and drawings and uses them in a series of experimentation back and forward to make the unfamiliar familiar. The goal of the thesis is to build up the process of translating the 2D abstract visualization into the 3D design to allow the different possible dynamism of the design intervention.
These are experimental renderings to depict the experience. A certain degree of abstraction is necessary to stimulate the creativity of different design ideas.
This is a drawing to show the idea of using light reflection and refraction to make the tidal change more present to people.
What do I see?
What does it mean?
How do I make something so that people can also see them, witness them or be immersed in them?
Folding & Unfolding
This is a drawing to represent how water folds and unfolds the city according to the video.
This is a series of section drawings to test the sequential experience when walking on the waterfront and how the installation may influence the experience. The expression is abstract in order to emphasize the different forces and their interactions.
This is a drawing to show the experience of being immersed in the flowing light of the river.
Mo Kong received her bachelor's degree in urban planning from Beijing Forestry University. She came to RISD Landscape Architecture with an appreciation for the beauty and the dynamism of the natural environment. She is eager to explore the relationship between human and natural phenomena through the different creative ways of experimentation.