Digital Design Methods III

Digital Design Methods III
21. July 2020 Cara Turett

Bonnie-Kate Walker

This course builds on the introduction of digital design methods in landscape architecture, and encompasses data acquisition and modelling to simulation and visualization. The final semester of this series focuses on consolidating the techniques previously learned.

Essential large-scale design tools that were introduced in the previous semesters will be applied to individual design tasks. 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 an individual case study, the students work on the entire workflow of a landscape architectural project. From data collection 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, Analysis
2. Modelling
3. 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 061-0120-00 L
  • 2 Lessons per Week
  • 2 Credits
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program