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LAR-601 Land Studio I: Region

5 Credits

  • Monday, Thursday

    2:00 pm – 5:50 pm

    Higgins Hall North, 505

This first semester core studio introduces students to design strategies and techniques in the design of urban public spaces. Structured as a 2 part sequence, the course focuses on the fundamentals of landscape-based interventions within an urban context including scale, orientation, materiality, enclosure, typology, natural systems and vegetation, topographic design, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and basic ecological principles as spatial determinants in the landscape medium. The course provides rudimentary information in the evaluation and testing of the projects in their potential performance as types of carbon sinks, as a response to the climate crisis.