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11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2: Making

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 3hpw (studio), on campus
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 11209 Architectural Design: Making

Undergraduate

Description

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 a 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.

The studio's assessment tasks challenge students to creatively address the practical and experiential requirements of a specified program – a ceremonial union - in a manner that amplifies a site's inherent qualities. To achieve this aim, students participate in a guided process of site immersion, interpretation and transformation. Through the course of this study program students experiment with:

  • the definition of a system of landscape architectural values
  • an approach to design with an emphasis on site as a source of design expression
  • a basic vocabulary for the medium's articulation across space and time

The subject is strengthened through a direct link with 11170 Landscape Tectonics in the second half of the teaching session. Tectonics serves as a vehicle through which conceptual ideas developed in design can be three dimensionally modelled and tested, aided by the technical expertise and professional experience of the teaching staff in Tectonics.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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