GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2013
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Courses taught by Zaneta Hong
01111: Landscape Architecture I: First Semester Core Studio (STU 0111100)
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00
This studio course problematizes issues of orientation and experience, scale and pattern, topographic form, canopy and climatic influences, and varied ecological process that help define urban public space. As the first of a four-term sequence of design studios, the course helps students develop spatial literacy, critical design thinking, and proficiency in diverse modes of representation in landscape architecture. The first studio exercises investigate a set of typological models rooted in historical and contemporary precedents. These undergo sequential transformations aimed at devising hybrid solutions to common conceptual design problems: conditions of stasis, movement, and change over time. Later in the semester, these studies are examined through a specific site program on an urban waterfront site. Two workshops are planned: a one-week engagement of specialized analogue techniques of surface description, and a second week-long focus on conceptualizing coastal vegetative palettes. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the design studio as a performative venue for conceiving, interrogating, and elaborating concrete ideas about the role of the biophysical landscape in urbanization and urban life.
02141: Landscape Representation I (VIS 0214100)
Lecture Workshop - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 124
This course introduces students to the history, techniques, and conventions of representation used in the field of landscape architecture. Rather than a static description of a set design agenda, landscape representation is an active means for understanding and building complexity in design work. The primary objective of the course is the cultivation of a drawing practice that facilitates critical thinking, the testing of design ideas, and effective communication. The course begins with a five-day pre-semester workshop that introduces students to orthographic projection through a reading of precedent drawings. Students work with a range of two- and three-dimensional drawing and representation types, including orthographic, axonometric, and perspective projections, sketching, and model making. Emphasis is placed on concurrent and iterative development of analog and digital representation techniques; analog media include graphite, ink, and mixed media; and digital software includes AutoCAD, Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) and Rhino. Classes consist of lectures, assignment tutorials, and pin-ups.
Topics and assignments for GSD 2141 are closely integrated with GSD 1111: Landscape Architecture I Design Studio and are designed to provide strategies and tools for approaching studio work. Evaluation will be based on class participation and a series of weekly exercises; grades will reflect growth made throughout the semester. There are no prerequisites.