GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by David Mah

01212: Landscape Architecture IV (STU 0121200)

Landscape Architecture
Core Studio - 8 credits
Tuesday Thursday 12:30 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Chris Reed, Gary Hilderbrand, David Mah, Miho Mazereeuw

Course Description

This studio focuses on the development of urban form as driven by ecology and environmental dynamics. The studio will introduce students to methods and representational techniques for describing urban form and the underlying ecologies that might be invoked to shape the urban fabric. Representational strategies begin with mapping and diagramming larger ecological processes and dynamics on an urban brownfield site, and then focus on the description of built form, urban infrastructure, and the relationships between the city and its reconstituted riverine setting. Early and mid-semester workshops will focus on urban ecologies and parametric urbanism, respectively.


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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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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Daniel D'Oca, Gareth Doherty, Andreas Georgoulias, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Niall Kirkwood, Sanford Kwinter, David Mah, Panagiotis Michalatos, Mark Mulligan, Ciro Najle, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Richard Peiser, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jeffrey Schnapp, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Del Tredici, Martin Bechthold

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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