The Dark Line: illuminating the Unseen by Scott Hawken

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Michèle & Miquel. Lead architects.-  Michèle Orliac, Miquel Batlle.
Landscape architect.- Da Vision Design. Chung-Hsun Wu.
Taiwan, Sandiaoling - Ruifang District, New Taipei City. Republic of China.
LU Yu-Jui, Michèle & Miquel.

Scott Hawken

Dr. Scott Hawken is a Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, and Landscape Archaeologist, and his research and teaching bring together these three disciplines in creative ways.

He is a strong supporter of the transdisciplinary thinking required to tackle the major problems of our time. Scott is the Director of the Landscape Architecture program at the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He works across the architecture and landscape architecture programs in the school and convenes graduate courses in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Urban Design.

Scott is a world authority on the landscape systems of Angkor, the largest city in the pre-industrial world. He has presented his work on the BBC and National Geographic documentaries, speaking about his research in the field. His archaeological academic background is backed up with extensive field expertise in mainland and peninsula Southeast Asia.

He has published invited papers in eminent journals and volumes. Currently, he is editing a special issue for the leading journal "Urban Studies". The special issue synthesizes Archaeology and Urban Planning and Design. He is further developing this line of inquiry relating it to contemporary questions of patch urbanism and low-density urban landscapes using a mix of methods including advanced geospatial approaches and patch and network analytics.

As a result of his expertise in urban development, Southeast Asia, and megaprojects, Scott was invited to consult with the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights in Kuala Lumpur. This resulted in UN policy documents and peer-reviewed publications published in the journals "Cities" and "Sustainable Cities and Society".

Theoretically, Dr. Hawken's research spans critical urban scholarship, radical political ecology, and landscape archaeology. Methodologically, he makes use of high-end geospatial technologies including GIS, remote sensing, and on-the-ground survey to enable the integration of "big data" into real-world applications.

Architects Michèle and Miquel

Michèle & Miquel is an architecture urbanism and landscape atelier, based in Barcelona, Spain and Toulouse, Francia. It was founded in 1996 by Michèle Orliac and Miquel Batlle.

The team take part in the development of public spaces, urban facilities, strategic points, urban peculiar situations…etc. The philosophy of their work lies in the relationship between the city, architecture and nature, urban planning and landscape architecture and the articulation of different scales: from territorial scale to detail.

Throughout the professional life of the study, many projects have been developed in different topics such as Public spaces and urban facilities (Hortus wineries in Valflaunes, Wallon Marcadau refuge in the National Park of Pyrenees, or the canopies in Vieux Boucau); Director plan of public spaces (Director plan beach in VIEUX BOUCAU in the Atlantic Ocean).

Many projects have been recognized in national and international awards including:

By The Dark Line: AFEX Award 2023 (FR), BEAU XVI Award (ESP), Landezine International Landscape Award 2023, Arquin fad 2023 (ESP), IFLA ASIA PAC Excellence Award 2023, Architettura LOVERS il Premio 2023 (ITA), INT. design Grand Prix du Design paysage & territoires 2023, (CAN), WLA Merit Award Winner 2023, Taiwan Environment Lighting 2023, Building of the Year METALOCUS 2023 (ESP).
Award, The 7th Taiwan Landscape 2019.
First prize in the FAD 2017 award. International category with the project Le Jardin NIEL in TOULOUSE, France.
Selected in the international Mies van der Rohe 2017 award with the project Winery in Montpellier, France.
First prize in the FAD 2011 award, landscape and city category, with de project Aigües Park in Figueres, Spain.
First prize in the Trophées de l’aménagement Urbain award three times: at Pams Port Street in Vendres, France; at the ARLES SUR TECH square, France; and at the fairground in Treffort, France.


dA VISION DESIGN is an architecture studio founded by Chung-Hsun Wu that offers comprehensive consulting services in urban design and landscape architecture. The team combines experiences in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and urban planning. Passion for space, environment and people resonates within the team, influencing their work, values and professional approaches. With a reserve of optimism and professional skills, they skillfully tailor their services to precisely meet client needs.

​The core value of dA VISION DESIGN is to systematically apply site analysis, sensitively coordinate spatial and functional elements, and then seamlessly integrate them with construction knowledge to formulate holistic design alternatives. Their unwavering commitment includes providing meticulous attention and engaging in innovative problem solving, infusing each project with unique aspects and motivations.



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