Materials & Construction I Module

Materials & Construction I Module
23. July 2020 Cara Turett

Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten


Günther Vogt, Prof.

The fundamental course discusses current constructive problems in landscape architecture as part of the complex and multi-faceted urban space that is cultivated and animated by humans. The two parts of the lecture (Materials and Construction I and II) are designed as complementary modules.

The students learn comprehensive skills in dealing with constructive questions (regarding the topics of soil, water and topography). The goal is to promote a value­ based critical and research-based thinking that is the prerequisite for discovering new questions and developing independent solutions.

The course Materials and Construction I in the autumn semester 2021 deals with constructive questions around the topic of soil, water and topography. The introductory lecture introduces the two parts of the lecture (Materials and Construction I and II) as a whole and illustrates with concrete examples how thinking about constructive possibilities co-determine and penetrate the design process.

Subsequently, in addition to principles in dealing with soil (floor structures, surface treatment) and water (physical state, element dynamics), a wide range of topics are discussed. These deal with current questions of today’s urban landscapes in dealing with contaminated soil, flood protection, drinking water management, etc. The topic of topography represents the continuous and connecting moment.

The fundamental course Materials & Construction I (16th November – 26th November 2021) and the Foundation Studio I are interrelated. The weekly schedule is published on the course website (and is included in the reader).

  • 16 – 26 November, 2021
  • Course 061-0107-00-G
  • 2 Credits
  • Language: German
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program