078-0204-00L  Regenerative Landscapes: Rule-Based Design

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersT. Galí-Izard
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


078-0204-00 GRegenerative Landscapes: Rule-Based Design
No course on 24.3.22 (seminar week).
Course room 5.5.22: ONA E25 (see room reservations!)
3 hrs
Thu12:45-15:30ONA E 7 »
05.05.12:45-15:30ONA E 25 »
T. Galí-Izard

Catalogue data

AbstractStudents will be introduced to methods and tools from regenerative agriculture and how they can be integrated into the discipline and practice of landscape architecture and territorial design. Traditional and contemporary approaches in designing with productive living systems will be critically discussed, including agroforestry, water harvesting, companion planting, and pasture cropping.
ObjectiveAn introduction to the strategies of regenerative agriculture will enable students to develop an understanding of key ecological parameters for design involving water, soil, animals, and vegetation. Students learn how to identify key components of a landscape system, understand relatively why and how they work, and abstract that information in drawings and diagrams that become useful for design. Additionally, the course will examine the potentials and challenges of these practices to influence landscapes at a territorial scale.
ContentThe course is organized around the presentation and discussion of traditional and contemporary case studies at the intersection of regenerative agriculture and landscape design. Through design exercises and discussions, students will translate this complexity to explore a rule-based methodological approach to designing with living systems.
Lecture notesCourse material will be provided in the form of a reader.
LiteratureThe course material includes a reading list.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Galí-Izard
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe performance assessment is carried out based on exercises and course participation during the semester.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupLandscape Architecture MSc (061000)
MAS ETH EPFL in Urban and Territorial Design (078000)

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