THE MATERIALITY OF THE SQUARE

DESIGNERS DISCUSS THEIR 'BACK OF HOUSE' DESIGN PROCESSES

Rarely do we hear how landscape architects work with materiality and detail design. Instead discussions tend to highlight the ‘big’ ideas – the meaning of the work or a more general response to ecology, community or program. With a focus on the urban detailing required of the Square, designers will offer an in-depth account of how materiality is embedded in their design processes. Discussions will cover the potentials of fabrication, the budgetary challenges of balancing ‘off the shelf’ with bespoke outcomes, and the ephemeral materiality of digital media and lighting.

PRESENTERS

TBA

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Mark Jacques

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Huicheng Zhong

Huicheng Zhong is the managing partner and creative director of Lab D+H. With offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul and Los Angeles, Lab D+H projects have been recognized with many international awards. Huicheng is particularly interested in research, education, and pro-bono endeavors, where he aims to connect Design with Hope. Prior to founding Lab D+H, he worked at SWA Los Angeles.  Huicheng received his Master of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and his Master of Urban Planning from Beijing Forestry University.