这个studio从课程结构上可以理解成由若干个两周为一周期的workshops组成,每个workshop借由对一种操作技术的学习探讨来完成对一个景观涉及范畴的演练,并以生成一个原型。例如参数生成模型/水文生态,或者FAR操控/城市密度讨论。

经过前半个学期对生态原型,城市原型和建筑原型的研究,后半段进入场地设计,选址依然是波士顿。场地上有高架路,地铁轨道,附近有居民区和波士顿大学,未来场地内还要容纳哈佛一个学院的新校区。复杂的场地状况催生出了多组有趣的矛盾体,例如未来新居民与原有居民被铁轨相隔,本地的波士顿大学与新迁入的哈佛新校区的共融等等。为处理这些双生关系,我和队友想到了用Superimposition的方法搭建一个巨构景观,用桥这一原型来解决矛盾关系。

Gandong Cai, September 2015

GSD studio work

Advisor: Chris Reed, David Mah

Teammate: Jenny (Ho-Ting) Liu, Timothy Clark

2015年9月

哈佛景观设计学院课程设计

​指导老师:Chris Reed, David Mah

团队:Jenny (Ho-Ting) Liu, Timothy Clark

This studio could be described as a series of workshops. In each workshop we explored a dual task of technology study and landscape-related topic discussion and produced a prototype. For example, we examined the possibility of using parametric modeling to test out the best landform in terms of water ecology, and manipulated FAR to control the density of a single urban block.

 

After the study of prototype, the studio entered the step of site design. The site was a complex piece of land occupied by highway, subway lines, residential zones and university. In the future a new Harvard campus will be moved to the site. It generated a set of interesting paradoxical pairs: the future residents and the local dwellers separated by the subway trails; the old Boston University and the new campus of Harvard, and so on. To deal with these relationships, my teammate and I proposed a superimposition method for the site: to build a Mega-infrastructure as a bridge to connect all these issues and solve the problems.