GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012 - VIS-02322-00

COURSE DETAILS


02322: Intermediate Landscape as Digital Media (VIS 0232200)

Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Thursday 8:30 - 11:30   Gund 516

Instructor(s)

David Mah

Course Description

The course will focus on digital modeling and representational tools for designers. Through the course, students will gain knowledge of digital design media and tools through a number of exercises that will model and simulate natural and dynamic processes and organizations in landscape architecture. Along with an interest in exploring digital drawing and modeling skills, an emphasis will be placed on exploiting the capacity for design software and diagramming techniques to model and represent difference and transformation over time in landscape patterns and formations.
The course will pursue a more explicit engagement with the capacities for digital media to communicate this temporal aspect of landscap material organizations. Various processes ranging from natural hydrological patterns to the changes in landscape formations over time will be represented and diagrammed.
In this course, students will be guided to develop skills in 3d modeling, animation and associative design. The course will be conducted as a weekly seminar in the computer lab. Exercises will be introduced and developed within class time with an interim and final document of the exercises to be submitted for course grading.
To date, digital media for landscape architecture has been largely used as tools for communicating design intentions through representations of complete and static forms and organizations. Given that landscape architecture as a discipline and practice is invested in the effect of time and change on our environments, the course will pursue a more explicit engagement with the capacities for digital media to communicate this temporal aspect of landscape material organizations. Various processes ranging from natural hydrological patterns to the changes in landscape formations over time will be represented and diagrammed.
In this course, students will be introduced to CAD, 3d modeling, animation and parametric software. The course will be conducted as a weekly seminar in the computer lab. Exercises will be introduced and developed within class time with a final document of the exercises to be submitted for course grading.

 
 


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