Landscape Design: An Introduction To Landscape Architecture?

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Landscape architecture is a design discourse that evolves over time in responding to past influence that imparts form and gives expression to a place. Edmund Husserl, whose thought profoundly influenced the landscape of 20th century, says ‘each expression not merely says something, but says it of something; it not only has meaning, but refers to certain objects’. The landscape can, therefore, be seen as a nonverbal expression by injecting intangible past into physical material palette through certain design technique. That is, landscape elements are shaped and arranged by the designer, but their presence and design triggers the expression. As a tool for the elements’ application, design strategy can be summarized as a combination of point,…show more content…
In landscape design, points define outdoor attractions and line indicates the movement and flow between those attractions. Namely, the line gives the park a strong linear focus. The result in Ballast Point Park melted with geological expressiveness, while remain relevant and accessible through the sequential walls and paths. In John L. Motloch’s book ‘Introduction to Landscape Design’, he points out that the geology of the site is referenced with the palette used, not only for their structural integrity but spatial quality(John L. Motloch,2001). In today’s world where the used as sandstone quarry transformed into lubricating oil manufactory finally becomes park, the composition of cultural geology is what the public has to notice. In this way, this project is read as a refined palette of recycled material that gives the site a geological atmosphere. Precisely, dominant new terrace walls sit atop the sandstone cliffs in the park but these walls are not made of precious sandstone excavated from another site, rather from the rubble of the past; these walls negotiate a series of terraces and walkways on the site, leaving and skimming over remnant sandstone and use some gravel materials to bring a fine-grain textural quality to this otherwise geological context. This is a design that evokes a deep emotional response from the natural geology environment. For design technique used in site, this experience is comparable to that is viewing a cinematic montages, with the point and line – industrial and geological expression – contrasting scenes juxtaposed and superimposed against one another. Additionally, Tim Ingold underpins that the landscape line system is in the movement from place to place – from topic to topic – that knowledge is integrated (Tim Ingold, 2007). What under those words is the idea of expression transformation occurs along the combination

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