This studio emphasizes the essential continuities of the urban landscape as an extension of the aspects of urban landscape architecture design introduced in the previous studio course. Exploration of place and continuities is explored in the designing of a local open space network and the development of a detailed design of important network components. Instruction in both traditional and newer means of graphic media is extended to include three-dimensional digital modeling.
Course Description: As the density of modern cities compresses more and more on the public open spaces so integral to the well-being of their populations, the role of the landscape architect becomes increasingly vital to the development of viable schemes to maximize and enhance the parks and plazas that constitute the public realm. Additionally, it is arguably within the role of these designers to integrate, within their proposals, elements that will serve as markers or talismans of the history of the sites which, in the 21st century world, are being so rapidly redeveloped that the sense of the past is often irrevocably lost.
This semester’s work will focus on the both the weaving of park and plaza space into the urban fabric, and the relevance of history, both local and typological, into these projects.