061-0113-00L  Digital Design Methods I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersB. Kowalewski, D. Häusler, Z. Ma
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Landscape Architecture MSc.

AbstractThis course introduces digital design methods in landscape architecture from data acquisition and modelling, to simulation and visualization.
ObjectiveStudents know the most relevant 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.
ContentBased 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 in teams of two students.
Lecture notesDigital and physical learning material is provided throughout the course.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed