GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010
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Courses taught by Andrea Hansen
01111: Landscape Architecture I: First Semester Core Studio (STU 0111100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
This studio course introduces students to the fundamental elements of landscape architectural design at the scale of the public garden in an urban context. The studio examines the imponderable gaps between site, representation, and built work, in the context of landscape design. As the first of a four-term sequence of design studios, the course aims to help students develop spatial literacy, skills in the representation of landscape architecture, and critical design thinking. A typologically based series of design exercises introduce a range of issues of perennial concern to landscape design. These exercises build from the reading of precedent in the field, and increase in complexity as the semester progresses. Using a range of two- and three-dimensional media, both analog and digital, members of the studio work with orthographic projection, plan, section, elevation, model making, and three-dimensional drawing. The studio introduces and explores various tropes of landscape design through a typological reading of certain canonical projects from the history of the urban public landscape. These include the studied examination of promenade and path, permeability and pavement, ground cover and texture, spatial enclosure and bound, threshold and limit, topographic complexity and sectional variation, horizontal envelopment and canopy, prospect and refuge, among others. Throughout the semester, students are exposed to and expected to develop an iterative work process that responds effectively to criticism; an understanding of the stages of the landscape design process; a critical engagement with contemporary landscape architecture practice; an awareness of the complex ecological and social forces that constitute and affect urban landscapes; the ability to translate ideas into spatial form; visual and verbal presentation skills; and a culture of peer review. Emphasis is placed on the status and role of representation and the studio as a performative venue for the production of landscape design. Studio meets for twelve hours a week. The entire class will gather for project presentations, workshops and reviews, and the class will be divided into three sections, each meeting with a different instructor for desk-crits throughout the semester. GSD 6212 Sustainability for Planning and Design is an integral part of GSD 1111 Landscape Architecture I (Studio). For course details please refer to the syllabus and on-line description of GSD 6212.
02241: Landscape Representation III: Landform and Ecological Process (VIS 0224100)
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 10:45 - 1:45 Gund 517
Wednesday 12:45 - 1:45 Gund 516
This course seeks to expand the fundamental relationships between dynamic landscape processes and the methods in which they are understood, conveyed, and graphically communicated. As a continuation of Landscape Representation I and II, the course is positioned to examine leading models in digital representation techniques as they relate to 'time-based' successional landscape and urban design operations, processes, and systems analytics. The course provides a foundation into the exploration of digital media and the subsequent modes of conceptual, organizational, and formal expression.The focus of the course will be on the simulation, creation, and execution of methods in visual communication and representation of landscape processes. The breadth of the course will include a range of graphic investigations; from methods in informative mapping to techniques in illustrating time-based processes, from procedures in generating terrain models to distilling three-dimensional datasets, from synthesizing geological, ecological, and hydrological processes to depicting current fundamentals in planting strategy and field ecology, and from building expanded axonometric perspectives to establishing the fundamentals in montage operations.With a hands'on approach to graphic communication, the course provides a platform for engaging a range of digital based programs that are essential in the production of complex modeling forms and three-dimensional expression. The group will navigate advanced programs, methods, and applications in graphic representation in order to: develop a proficiency in manipulating 2D line-based datasets; establish fundamentals in terrain modeling; and introduce techniques in expanding distilled three-dimensional information.Weekly lab exercises and lectures will provide the foundation for the group's collective exploration, research, and discussion. Through a series of working labs, students learn various software applications and numerically-driven techniques as a means of introducing basic concepts of rigorous terrain construction and extraction. This format aims to establish a fluency in the medium of digital terrain modeling, process representation, and 3D communication as well as to provide a point of departure for an in-depth familiarity with leading graphical representation precedents, techniques, and methods.Software Covered: AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Rhino, RhinoTerrain, Adobe Photoshop CS5
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920101)
Independent Study - 4 credits
A. Hashim Sarkis, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Eric Belsky, Felipe Correa, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Richard T.T. Forman, David Hamilton, Jr., Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Christopher Hoxie, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Jonathan Levi, Judith Grant Long, Anne McGhee, Katharine Parsons, Christoph Reinhart, Michael Schroeder, Thomas Schroepfer, Mack Scogin, Rafael Segal, Jorge Silvetti, Maryann Thompson, Emily Waugh, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Christian Werthmann