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11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2

6cp; 2 x sessions/week: 2hpw (lecture), 6hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 11119 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Extended
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 11209 Architectural Design: Making



This subject provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of design for Landscape Architecture. This is approached from the perspective of design as both verb and noun; as process and artefact, respectively. Students spend the semester engaging with physical, theoretical and procedural aspects of Landscape Architecture through the development of a site-specific intervention for a location in Sydney. Students will come to understand landscapes are the product of continual re-imagination, learning to engage critically and creatively with a landscape's past, current and potential states.

Building on skills and knowledge acquired in session one students continue to refine an iterative and exploratory approach to design through a combination and representational modes addressing two, three and the introduction of four dimensions . This process underpins a detailed design brief, specifying a landscape response guided by particular contextual concerns, programmatic priorities and wider disciplinary questions.

Central to the subject’s approach is a focus on the role of topography in landscape architecture. Working at the intersection of time, scale and matter students will explore the creative potentials of topography for designing landscapes that are expressive, experiential and dynamic. This will involve working with a range of landfrom archetypes in the process of generating, developing and resolving a compelling landscape architectural proposition.

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Spring session, City campus

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