Explore initial studies in design thinking; an introduction to design materials and methods; spatial typologies; and investigations in shaping terrain.
The studio will resolve two projects that engage the formation of landscape architectural space and experience. The early project explores form and appearance through exercises addressing composition, operation, organizational structure, and the shaping of volumes essential to the landscape architectural experience. The latter project engages the complexities associated with a geographical location where course participants reconcile form and appearance with landscape process and action.
- Develop a facility with the materials and measures of landscape architecture.
- Develop techniques of abstraction, visual analysis, and composition.
- Apply representational methods of drawing, computation, and modeling as a means to further research, record thought, and interrogate site.
- Apply techniques of abstraction, composition, and spatial operations in the formation of landscape architectural space.
- Encourage critical inquiry into the spatial and resolution of the landscape architectural project.