Ashley Scott Kelly

Visual Communications for Landscape Architects
Undergraduate core visual methods (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)

The University of Hong Kong

Instructor: Ashley Scott Kelly

Course abstract
Visual communications for landscape architects, as it's taught and practiced, is often appropriated and derivative from technologies and pedagogies of architecture and planning. This course offers a landscape-centric approach to digital representation that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of a wide array of tools from design and affiliated fields in the representation of topography, natural form and ecological processes. Digital histories from the 1960s and more recent 1990s digital revolution in architecture provide context to make critical design decisions when working with such mediums. Weekly lab sessions provide concepts, workflows, and horizontal knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computational logic—critical base tools for landscape research and design from regional to site-scale works. Quickly moving beyond mere acquisition of data and basic skills in drawing and automation, this course is a critical extension of GIS and programming that focuses on the manipulation and creation of data, i.e., the "fabrication" of information and spatial description across many scales, with critical and ethical reflection on decision-making during research (data organization) and the exhibition of spatially explicit methodologies unique to the design disciplines.

1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:500 model. By Minnie CHU Lok Yan, 2016.
1:2500 plan showing vegetation cover distribution at 2000 and 2012. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
1:2500 plan showing vegetation cover distribution at 2000 and 2012. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
Section series showing vegetation cover distribution at 2000 and 2012 around Aberdeen Country Park and South Island Line tunnel construction area. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
Section series showing vegetation cover distribution at 2000 and 2012 around Aberdeen Country Park and South Island Line tunnel construction area. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By David Jun Wen, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
Site sections for Tai Po development sites, Area 9 and Area 10. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
Site sections for Tai Po development sites, Area 9 and Area 10. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model detail. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:2500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:500 model. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
Site drawings for Tai Po Area 9 and Area 10. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
Site drawings for Tai Po Area 9 and Area 10. By Sherly ZHANG Tong Tong, 2016.
1:500 model. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2016.
1:500 model. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2016.
Shui Hau Penisula mudflat, Lantau Island. By Chloe LIN Zhiqi, 2014.
Shui Hau Penisula mudflat, Lantau Island. By Chloe LIN Zhiqi, 2014.
Zoning and environment of So Lo Pun. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2015.
Zoning and environment of So Lo Pun. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2015.
Zoning and environment of So Lo Pun. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2015.
Zoning and environment of So Lo Pun. By Daisy NG Lai Ching, 2015.
Agricultural land cover change of Lai Chi Wo. By Natalie KHOO Ting Fung, 2015.
Agricultural land cover change of Lai Chi Wo. By Natalie KHOO Ting Fung, 2015.
Tai O salt pans and mangroves. By David Jun Wen, 2015.
Tai O salt pans and mangroves. By David Jun Wen, 2015.