Landscape Architecture II

Second semester core studio explores research and methods in the design of complex urban conditions: sites layered with multiple and uncoordinated interventions that present issues of fragmentation, ecological degradation, and the need for greater diversity of programs. Through several explorations in a public space of significant size and historical importance, this studio will extend the design methodologies of the previous semester (the overlay, the section, the complex edge) to include other concepts and criteria that are fundamental to landscape architecture such as typological continuity and invention, connectivity and accessibility, the relationship between space and social practices, and environmental comfort in the context of climate change. The studio will explore iterative design across scopes and scales, from the physiological body to the metropolitan fabric of the city.