University of Technology Sydney

11197 Landscape Architecture Studio 2

12cp; 8hpw (2 x 1hr lecture; 2 x 3hrs studios)
Requisite(s): 11119 Landscape Architecture Studio 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Studio options are structured around a specific strategy for encountering and transforming the world around us. Each design is defined by a conceptual framework and accompanying representational forms and techniques. In support of this approach, students are introduced to a community of projects, practitioners and scholars and learn to position themselves critically relative to the thinking and activities of others. On this basis, design is pursued as a form of intellectual and material inquiry.

Students learn to approach design from a variety of perspectives at multiple scales. They are supported in exploring and testing ideas spatially, materiality and systemically through various outputs, including but not limited to drawings and models (analogue and digital), and discursively through presentations, tutorials and workshops.

The outcomes of each studio option are distinct and varied. Their variety speaks to the plurality of landscape architectural approaches to design; each seeks to effect positive change in their own ways.

The themes covered are small-scale territorial and system-scale landscape thinking, ecologies, geologies, and hydrology.

This subject provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of design for Landscape Architecture approached from the perspective of site, and the influences of topography, geology, geomorphology and hydrology. Working at multiple scales on a specific site, students explore the physicality of grading flat ground, slopes and hilltops; the design of interventions such as ramps, retaining walls, stairs and terraces; techniques of representation including analogue drawing, digital production and physical model making; and the potential for designing landscapes that are expressive, experiential and dynamic.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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