GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:53:34.
Courses taught by Jill Desimini
01112: Landscape Architecture II (STU 0111200)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Second semester core studio explores the research and design methods associated with interventions in complex urban conditions: sites layered with multiple interventions across a long span of history that present issues of connectivity, accessibility, identity, and need for contemporary programs. Students will learn to apply various forms of research - historical, social, material, spatial, and technical - to the formulation of project arguments and strategies. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the relationship between documentation, analytical research and design through diverse conceptual frameworks and projective representational techniques.
02142: Landscape Representation II (VIS 0214200)
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30 Gund 124
Building on the foundation established in Landscape Representation I, this course seeks to expand on the essential tools and methods required to develop, test, produce and communicate spatial ideas with great clarity. The course will explore numerous landscape representation techniques, from site analysis and mapping to the three-dimensional modeling using landscape design precedents to detail design modeling and the extraction of data for communication purposes. A series of drawing types, including mappings, plans, sections, elevations, orthographic projections, and perspectives, will synthesize and document the specific approaches explored throughout the semester. A range of scales will be covered.
Weekly lectures and exercises will provide the basis for investigation, research, and discussion. Through a series of working sessions, students will learn software applications as a means of introducing concepts of using digital media towards rigorous landscape construction, extraction and manipulation. Digital work will be complemented by analog techniques. This format aims to establish a fluency in the medium of digital modeling, representation, and communication; to investigate the relationship between digital and analog tools; and to gain a familiarity with leading graphical representation examples in landscape architecture.
Software Covered: Adobe Suite CS5, Rhino, RhinoTerrain
09342: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Master in Landscape Architecture (ADV 0934200)
Research Seminar - 12 credits
Following preparation in GSD 9205, each student pursues a topic of relevance to landscape architecture, which must include academic inquiry and design exploration.