University of Technology Sydney

11129 Communications 2

6cp; 4hpw: 1hpw (lecture, online), 3hpw (studio, on campus)
Requisite(s): 11128 Communications 1
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This subject prepares landscape architecture students with advanced skills for communicating and exploring the landscape. Three-dimensional communication is the primary focus of this subject. Drawing is a two-fold operation, a lens connecting the designer to the landscape and a communication tool to express design ideas to an audience. We explore this relationship in this subject through three-dimensional space.

The subject explores iteration (repetition of a process) to examine the productive potential of model-making for landscape design. Situated in Cloverly Beach and foreshore, students engage in repetitive terrain modelling, a tool to investigate the site's layered histories - the vegetal, the aquarian, the social, the human and more-than-human or the geo.

Participants learn to model complex terrains in Rhino, prototyping these in the workshop as physical forms, as site investigation and research, improving and developing their three-dimensional landscape skills and critical thinking. In the second half of the semester, students then take these models and re-model the site through speculative critical frames of climate, culture, nature and the social - exploring new narratives for Sydney coastlines through topography.

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