061-0120-00L  Digital Design Methods III

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersC. Girot, P. Urech
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


061-0120-00 GDigital Design Methods III Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Keine Lehrveranstaltung am 21.3.22 (Seminarwoche).
2 hrs
Mon15:45-17:30HIL H 40.8 »
C. Girot, P. Urech

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AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveEssential 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.
ContentBased 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.
Lecture notesDigital and physical learning material is provided throughout the course.
Fostered competenciesFostered competencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingnot assessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworknot assessed
Customer Orientationnot assessed
Leadership and Responsibilitynot assessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence not assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Negotiationnot assessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection assessed
Self-direction and Self-management assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersC. Girot, P. Urech
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers

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Landscape Architecture MasterCompulsory Core CoursesOInformation