Shakun represents the name of the natural landscape, describing the dunes above the sea, which look similar to the backs of whales, while Yuhuo symbolizes the initial relationship between the settlement and nature.
Shakun Yuhuo describes the connection between the settlement and the landscape in the past, while people build barriers between to pursue more stability and safety. The primitive appearance of the edge of the island gradually disappeared under the expansion of urban development. The ancient settlement born from the sea is now disconnected from the environment.
Ancient people describe the great significance of the landscape as the back of the whales or mountain, however it has become a wasteland nowadays. The old cemetery became a contradiction in the settlement which had already transformed into a tourist area, although it can also be classified as a relic.
Trying to find a new balance in the relationship between urban development, historical value, and local culture through the design strategy.
Refilled nature and penetrated paths rebuild the relationship between landscape and settlement, turning the contradictory situation to a new hub. The new structure marks the ridge of the hill, which creates a new image for both harbor and the settlement rising from the sea.
The ancient settlement is facing the wave of modernization. My design is trying to answer the dilemma of the old landscape.