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