Digital Design Methods II

Digital Design Methods II
22. July 2020 raskin

Shohei Kunisawa, Thorben Westerhuys, Nicolas Wild / Design Studio HS2017, Chair Girot

This course continues to introduce digital design methods in landscape architecture from data acquisition and modelling, to simulation, and visualization and consolidates already learned techniques. Essential large-scale design tools are introduced and expand the students’ knowledge of digital design methods. By the end of the semester the students have mastered the introduced survey methods, landscape modelling tools as well as simulation and visualization techniques. They are able to use those methods independently in the following semesters and in practice.

Based on a case study, the students work on the entire workflow of a landscape architectural project: From data collection in the field to 2D and 3D modelling in the Landscape Visualization and Modelling Lab (LVML), analysis and simulation with various software solutions to visualizations and physical prototypes, this course covers the most important digital methods in landscape architecture. The course is divided into three parts:
  1. Survey
  2. Modelling
  3. Analysis, Simulation, Visualization
The case study will serve as a synthesis project where the students can apply their acquired skills. During the course, students are supported by an interdisciplinary team in the development of their case study. The case study will be conducted individually.
  • Course 061-0114-00 L
  • 2 Lessons per Week
  • 2 Credits
  • Language: English
  • Organized by the Large-Scale Virtualization and Modeling Lab (LVML)
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program