Günther Vogt: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. em. Günther Vogt
FieldLandscape Architecture
Address
Professur Landschaftsarchitektur
ETH Zürich, ONA J 25
Neunbrunnenstr. 50
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailvogt@arch.ethz.ch
DepartmentArchitecture
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
051-1236-21LIntegrated Discipline Landscape Architecture (G.Vogt) Information Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
The integrated discipline of landscape architecture is aimed at entire design classes in consultation and coordination with the respective design chair.
3 credits2UG. Vogt
AbstractThis part of the curriculum addresses design work in different areas of architecture and urbanism and integrates the knowledge acquired in previous years. It involves the active participation of specialists from related disciplines (e.g. building structures, landscape architecture, history of art and architecture, monuments conservation etc.).
ObjectiveThis part of the curriculum addresses design work in different areas of architecture and urbanism and integrates the knowledge acquired in previous years. It involves the active participation of specialists from related disciplines (e.g. building structures, landscape architecture, history of art and architecture, monuments conservation etc.).
ContentThis part of the curriculum addresses design work in different areas of architecture and urbanism and integrates the knowledge acquired in previous years. It involves the active participation of specialists from related disciplines (e.g. building structures, landscape architecture, history of art and architecture, monuments conservation etc.).
052-0718-21LTerritory of the City: Bern Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 12.
2 credits2GG. Vogt
AbstractThe elective deals with current transformation processes of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and introduces landscape architecture design on a territorial scale.
On the basis of cartographic analysis and field trips, students will develop concrete strategies for the urban landscape of the Swiss Midlands.
ObjectiveThe elective introduces to the subject and complexity of the urbanized landscape and teaches the critical engagement with the challenges and potentials of current tendencies in Landscape Architecture. On the basis of a concrete study area, students examine the large-scale processes of reuse, reform and reinterpretation of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and develop new approaches and strategies on various scales. They become familiar with GIS as an analytical tool, model building as a design methodology and the representation of landscape through plans. They develop a project based on the perception of place, knowledge of landscape-architectonic typologies and conception of public space. The design process is accompanied by workshops, lectures, excursions, critiques and a workbook.
ContentDie Art und das Ausmass der Nutzung von Landschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten grundlegend verändert. Einerseits wird die Ressource Landschaft heutzutage viel intensiver genutzt, wie dies die starke Zunahme von Rohstoffabbau und Materialtransporten sowie der massive Ausbau von Infrastrukturen verdeutlichen. Gleichzeitig wird die Nutzung in gewissen Gebieten auch extensiviert, wodurch Verbrachungs- und schliesslich Verwilderungsprozesse eintreten. Zudem sind Landschaften zunehmend rasanten und teilweise global wirkenden Veränderungen in Mobilität, Klima, Landwirtschaft, Energie und Freizeitverhalten unterworfen. In der Summe führt dies zu einer tiefgreifenden Transformation von Landschaften, wobei der Wandel uneinheitlich, ungleich und teilweise diametral erfolgt. Die historische Koexistenz und räumliche Trennung von bis anhin in die Landschaft eingelagerten Nutzungen (z.B. Landwirtschaft, Verkehr, Militär, Tourismus oder Energieproduktion) löst sich zunehmend auf. An ihre Stelle tritt eine operationalisierte Landschaft, in die im metropolitanen Kontext oftmals auch informellen Erholungs- und Sportnutzungen eingeschrieben sind. Die neuen Formen von «Parks», die dadurch entstehen, sind nicht mehr klar fass- und einordnungsbar, sondern breiten sich temporär und räumlich diffus auf das urbane Territorium aus. Die treibenden Kräfte hinter dieser Entwicklung sind einerseits im Ausbau der Infrastrukturnetzwerke des öffentlichen Verkehrs, insbesondere der S-Bahn, und andererseits in der oftmals chronischen Übernutzung innerstädtischer Freiräume zu verorten. Die Erholungssuchenden weiten als Folge ihren Aktionsradius auf die schnell erreichbaren und unmittelbar verfügbaren Freizeitlandschaften aus. Dieser Prozess erfolgt oftmals informell und ungeplant; die Menschen nehmen sich den Raum für ihre Aktivitäten, wo und wie sie es für nötig halten. Die Überlagerung und Verflechtung von teilweise konträren Interessen, die sich oftmals ausschliessen, führt zu Reibungen und Konflikten, die durchwegs positiv und produktiv sein können: Landschaft wird nicht mehr länger nur als ökonomische-, sondern vermehrt auch als öffentliche Ressource begriffen, was eine zukünftige Debatte über die Art und Weise der (Be-)Nutzung der Landschaft und die Möglichkeit einer integralen, demokratischen Entwicklung der Landschaft als öffentlicher Raum notwendig macht.
Lecture notesA workbook with texts and background information is available for purchase (CHF 20.-). A digital version is also available for free.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe participation in the course is subject to the following three conditions:
1) The course is limited to 12 students. The restriction follows the time of the inscription according to the first-come-first-served-principle.
2) A two-days trip to Bern is mandatory for all students.
3) The contribution to expenses will be max. 250.- CHF per student. In case of short-notice cancellation, these costs will be charged to the student.
052-1144-21LArchitectural Design V-IX: (G. Vogt) Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
Please register (Link) only after the internal enrolment for the design classes (see Link).

Project grading at semester end is based on the list of enrolments on 2nd April 2021, 24:00 h. This is the ultimate deadline to unsubscribe or enroll for the studio!
14 credits16UG. Vogt
Abstract
Objective
061-0106-00LDesigning with Plants II Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits2GS. Hassold, G. Vogt
AbstractThe knowledge of plant species is at the core of most designs in landscape architecture. This course will introduce basic knowledge about the following topics: the three primary landscapes of Switzerland (Alps, midland, Jura mountains), biotopes of Switzerland (phytosociology, plant societies, habitat conditions), expanding plant knowledge of native herbs.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to recognize and determine around sixty native herbs and implement them in their designs. They will understand the greater biogeographic connections in Switzerland and know the most important biotopes with their characteristics. They will further expand their knowledge about botanical terms and vocabulary which allow them to use botanical literature for their designs.
ContentExpansion of the plant knowledge of native species is at the core of this course. The course builds up on module 5 “Designing with plants I”. Theoretical and conceptual lectures are supporting the students to expand their knowledge. They will broaden their botanical knowledge which will allow them to professionally integrate plants in their designs. The concepts will be illustrated and discussed with realized examples to tie the theoretical basics with practical cases.

The course is structured into three topics:
1) Discussion of the three primary landscapes of Switzerland: Alps, midland, Jura mountains. The understanding of biogeographic connections in relation to climate, soil, altitude, exposure, etc. is essential to implement a design in architecture landscapes successfully.
2) We use the most important biotopes of Switzerland to explain plant societies and phytosociology. This knowledge is essential to find the most appropriate planting in the designs.
3) The knowledge plants will be expanded to ca. sixty native herbs using fresh plant material during the lecture. A one day excursion will be organized to observe the plant species in their natural habitat. The students will learn how to use a plant identification key in order to be able to identify plants on their own. Thereby they will also expand their knowledge about botanical terms.
Lecture notesThe notes will be distributed during the course. Additional notes will be provided on the student server.
LiteratureThe relevant literature and content for the examination will be indicated during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere is one full day excursion for the plant knowledge on a Saturday. The amount on lectures on Thursday is therefore reduced.

It is also highly recommended to visit the
lecture series D-ARCH, LV-063-0502-00 (no credits).
061-0108-00LMaterials and Construction II Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
2 credits2GG. Vogt, R. Voss
AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveThe students learn comprehensive skills in dealing with constructive questions.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.
ContentIn the spring semester 2021, the course Materials and Construction II deals with constructive questions on the topics of “Operating With Time”, “Measures and References”, “Use of Vegetation in the House and the City” (tree in the city, the green house). The lecture uses concrete examples to illustrate how thinking about constructive possibilities and conditions determine and permeate the design process. The lectures are accompanied by on-site inspections. The relevant data will be communicated at the beginning of the semester. The weekly schedule is published on the degree program's website (or is included in the reader).
Lecture notesThe reader will be distributed in the first lecture of the semester.
LiteratureThe reader contains all relevant literature (also relevant for the exam).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is aimed exclusively at the students of the master's programme in landscape architecture.

It is also highly recommended to visit the
lecture series D-ARCH, LV-063-0502-00 (no credits).
061-0142-21LFoundation Studio II Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
12 credits16UG. Vogt, T. Galí-Izard
AbstractThe task in the 1st part consists in the redefining of the meaning and use of the landscape on a neuralgic point within the urban topography of Switzerland: The configuration Biel-Bern-Thun.

By looking at Zürich through the lens of water, climate, soil, and plants the second half of the studio develops a language for translating the landscape and discovering new opportunities for design.
ObjectiveThe first part of the course introduces landscape architecture design on a territorial scale. The students develop a project based on the perception of place, knowledge of landscape-architectonic typologies and conception of public space. We understand the design explicitly as a process that needs to be carefully documented.

The aim of the second part of the course is for students to develop a design proposal in Zürich that uncovers new potentials for the city through an analysis of the dynamics of water. Using drawing-based investigations, each project will identify a transformative potential in a living system and make a design proposal that augments that potential.
ContentThe task in the first part of the semester consists in the redefining of the meaning and use of the landscape within the urban configuration of Biel-Bern-Thun. At this junction of urbanized Switzerland, the three primary landscape types (Jura, Mittelland, Alps) come together. Their transformation is characterized by centralization and the expansion of urban sprawl (city network Bern), developments along the transit axes (Genève-St. Gallen / Bern-Thun), the partial withdrawal of use (Alpine fallow land) and simultaneous intensification of agriculture (Valleys and Mittelland). In a first step, we examine the large-scale relations. On a field trip we supplement the analytical view with a personal view of the place. From this the students develop an individual program as a basis for their design. With this approach we understand design not as an end product, but as a process, which is about making the individual steps visible and recording them.

In the second part of the semester, students will analyze the topography, drainage, soil, climate in the urban condition and territory of Zürich. They will produce maps of the city and its watershed, and this investigation will generate a more specific zone of intervention that will be analyzed in greater depth. By the end of the studio the students will produce a series of drawings that describe their design proposals.
Lecture notesCourse material will be provided
LiteratureThe course material includes a reading list.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is also highly recommended to visit the
lecture series D-ARCH, LV-063-0502-00 (no credits).
061-0152-21LSeminar Week Spring Semester 2021 Restricted registration - show details
Only for Landscape Architecture MSc.
Enrollment is required until 12.3.21. Further information see course description.
2 credits3SG. Vogt
AbstractAlong five walks we explore the city vegetation of Basel and built connections to the conditions of the surrounding landscape. Obtaining a panoptical view of the “nature of the city” is the goal of intensive study of the territory.
ObjectiveIn addition to a comprehensive insight into the vegetation of the city of Basel, the students receive an introduction to the method of walking as a way of exploring the urban landscape from a pedestrian perspective.
ContentFive walks lead us through the territory of the city of Basel. The tri-national area (Germany, Switzerland, France) with its exceptional geological, topographical, hydrological and climatic situation has a specific and diverse vegetation. We discover this diversity on the walks in the Petite Camargue, on the Tüllinger Hügel, during the crossing of the Jura and in the parks within the city.

The walks are led by proven experts. In conversations, Sonja Hassold (biologist), Günther Vogt (landscape architect) and Markus Ritter (ecologist) explain the relationships between the vegetation found and the conditions of the landscape. In doing so, references are made to the political, social and economic influencing factors that regulate the development of the landscape and significantly influence its shape.

The program is contextualized by dealing with the topic of walking science. Markus Ritter introduces the theory and method of promenadology in evening lectures, seminars and reading sessions, focusing on the person of Lucius Burckhardt (sociologist, 1925 - 2003).
Lecture notesThe reader will be given at the introductory course.
LiteratureAll relevant literature is included in the reader.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe seminar weeks FS21 are not taking place (Corona).
In order to receive the 2 ECTS, enrollment by 12.3.21 is required. Select the director of studies, Prof. Maarten Delbeke, as lecturer.






The weekly schedule is included in the reader.

The costs for the seminar trip range between 251.- and 500.- (cost framework B). Included are: All overnight stays (including breakfast), a dinner together, transfers from the hotel to the excursions, reader and all costs for admission to museums.

The course is aimed exclusively at students of the master's program in landscape architecture.
063-0630-21LTerritorium of the City: Landscape as a Resource (Elective Thesis) Information Restricted registration - show details
Enrollment in the elective course is compulsory for this elective thesis.
6 credits13AG. Vogt
AbstractThe elective series "Territory of the City: Landscape as a Resource" deals with current transformation processes of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and introduces to landscape architectural design on different scales. On the basis of cartographic analysis and field trips, students develop concrete strategies for the development of urban landscapes.
ObjectiveThe elective introduces to the subject and complexity of the urbanized landscape and teaches the critical engagement with the challenges and potentials of current tendencies in Landscape Architecture. On the basis of a concrete study area, students examine the large-scale processes of reuse, reform and reinterpretation of metropolitan landscapes in Europe and develop new approaches and strategies on various scales. They become familiar with GIS as an analytical tool, model building as a design methodology and the representation of landscape through plans. They develop a project based on the perception of place, knowledge of landscape-architectonic typologies and conception of public space. The design process is accompanied by workshops, lectures, excursions, critiques and a workbook.
ContentDie Art und das Ausmass der Nutzung von Landschaft haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten grundlegend verändert. Einerseits wird die Ressource Landschaft heutzutage viel intensiver genutzt, wie dies die starke Zunahme von Rohstoffabbau und Materialtransporten sowie der massive Ausbau von Infrastrukturen verdeutlichen. Gleichzeitig wird die Nutzung in gewissen Gebieten auch extensiviert, wodurch Verbrachungs- und schliesslich Verwilderungsprozesse eintreten. Zudem sind Landschaften zunehmend rasanten und teilweise global wirkenden Veränderungen in Mobilität, Klima, Landwirtschaft, Energie und Freizeitverhalten unterworfen. In der Summe führt dies zu einer tiefgreifenden Transformation von Landschaften, wobei der Wandel uneinheitlich, ungleich und teilweise diametral erfolgt. Die historische Koexistenz und räumliche Trennung von bis anhin in die Landschaft eingelagerten Nutzungen (z.B. Landwirtschaft, Verkehr, Militär, Tourismus oder Energieproduktion) löst sich zunehmend auf. An ihre Stelle tritt eine operationalisierte Landschaft, in die im metropolitanen Kontext oftmals auch informellen Erholungs- und Sportnutzungen eingeschrieben sind. Die neuen Formen von «Parks», die dadurch entstehen, sind nicht mehr klar fass- und einordnungsbar, sondern breiten sich temporär und räumlich diffus auf das urbane Territorium aus. Die treibenden Kräfte hinter dieser Entwicklung sind einerseits im Ausbau der Infrastrukturnetzwerke des öffentlichen Verkehrs, insbesondere der S-Bahn, und andererseits in der oftmals chronischen Übernutzung innerstädtischer Freiräume zu verorten. Die Erholungssuchenden weiten als Folge ihren Aktionsradius auf die schnell erreichbaren und unmittelbar verfügbaren Freizeitlandschaften aus. Dieser Prozess erfolgt oftmals informell und ungeplant; die Menschen nehmen sich den Raum für ihre Aktivitäten, wo und wie sie es für nötig halten. Die Überlagerung und Verflechtung von teilweise konträren Interessen, die sich oftmals ausschliessen, führt zu Reibungen und Konflikten, die durchwegs positiv und produktiv sein können: Landschaft wird nicht mehr länger nur als ökonomische-, sondern vermehrt auch als öffentliche Ressource begriffen, was eine zukünftige Debatte über die Art und Weise der (Be-)Nutzung der Landschaft und die Möglichkeit einer integralen, demokratischen Entwicklung der Landschaft als öffentlicher Raum notwendig macht.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe participation in the course is subject to the following three conditions:
1) The course is limited to 18 students. The restriction follows the time of the inscription according to the first-come-first-served-principle.
2) A two-days trip to the respective metropolis is mandatory for all students.
3) The contribution to expenses will be 200.- CHF per student.
063-0818-21LExperimental Landscape Furniture (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details
Zulassung: Motivationsschreiben, Dossier
6 credits13AG. Vogt
AbstractExperimental Landscape Furniture

The Summer School is dedicated to the construction of seating furniture for a specific, chosen location in the urban landscape of the metropolitan area of Basel. We work in the workshop of the Vitra Design Museum as well as directly in the landscape.
ObjectiveThe teaching format combines three essential aspects:
-The perception of a specific (urban) landscape from a pedestrian perspective. The appropriation of a place for a chair or outdoor funiture means to position yourself personally.
The Chair: As a constructive and conceptual challenge on a small scale, it is a classic design theme by architects, especially in the tradition of the 20th century. In its relationships towards the surrounding landscape, the chair can take on the role of architecture.
-The experiment: The direct practical implementation 1:1 makes it possible to collect manual experience and to question or rethink design processes.
ContentIn a two-week workshop at vitra campus in Weil am Rhein, we will develop and build twelve chairs for the landscape. The choice of a precise location during an excursion to the surroundings will set the premises for the drafts. Ideas for a specific use are developed and constructive necessities have to be taken into consideration.

We will implement the drafts in the vitra workshop building or directly on-site, where they will be presented and discussed in a final critique. Our approach to the task is explicitly experimental: the chairs are not required to needs of serial production or technical perfection. Well-grounded inputs inform about the choice of materials (wood, metal, textile, plastic) and technics (glueing, srewing, welding, sewing, casting) used in furniture building.

The Summer School is accompanied by an inspiring framework program: At Vitra campus we will discover the production process of the legendary Eames Aluminium Chair as well as the Vitra test center and the furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum. Visits of exhibitions and museum architecture in Basel complete the program.
Lecture notesA workbook with texts and background information is available.
Prerequisites / NoticeCondition for participation is a continuous presence in Basel/Weil am Rhein during the workshop, probably from June 2th to July 3th 2021
Fee: CHF 550.- (including accommodation in Basel, public transport, all necessary materials, 8 lunches, as well as entrance fees for guided tours and visits.)
After the Summer School, two weeks of working time are required for submitting a documentation / process book and a reflective text.

Application until 28.02. 2021, to Max Leiß leiss@arch.ethz.ch, with short motivation letter and dossier (12 places available)
(12 places
064-0018-21LResearch Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies Information Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2KG. Vogt, T. Avermaete, T. Galí-Izard, C. Girot, H. Klumpner, F. Persyn, C. Schmid
AbstractAs part of the ‘Doctoral Programme in Landscape and Urban Studies’, the ‘Research Methods in Landscape and Urban Studies' seminar offers PhD students at the D-Arch an application-oriented introduction into the variety of methodologies and tools available to conduct research on the (built) environment at the urban and territorial scale.
ObjectiveThe seminar's objective is to introduce PhD students to the multitude of research methodologies, tools, and techniques within the fields of urban studies, urban design, territorial planning and landscape architecture. Based on the conveyed knowledge, the seminar ultimately aims at enabling PhD candidates to critically assess existing methods and tools, and to refine and develop an academically sound research framework for their own studies.
ContentThe seminar is organised along four modules that are arranged according to the PhD classes' particular needs:

A: Methodology Module >>> Introduction of a research methodology/approach by an expert + exercise and discussion / moderated by doctoral programme coordinator. (3 per semester)

B: Framework Module >>> Sessions organised and conducted by doctoral programme coordinator and invited experts to develop a first overview of different theories on landscape and urban studies (with this semester a specific focus on the Anthropocene and living systems). (3 per semester).

C: Techniques Module >>> Introduction into research techniques and tools / organised by doctoral programme coordinator and respective experts. These modules will make students familiar with technical aspects such as academic writing, or the the use of GIS software and visual analysis (3 per semester)

D. Doctoral Reviews >>> Presentation and discussion of individual PhD projects organised by the doctoral program coordinator with external guests (2 per semester).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe online seminar is jointly organized by the coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Landscape and Urban Studies, and the I-LUS faculty. Although located at the D-Arch, the seminar is open to all doctoral students (at ETH) who are involved or interested in research at the urban and territorial scale.

This seminar is complementing the gta doctoral colloquiums on Thursday afternoons.