Landscape, Infrastructure, Intervention
Columbia University GSAPP
Fall 2002 - present
This seminar aims to explore how the physical, material and conceptual understanding of landscape can enrich current forms of architectural and urban design practice, and to introduce landscape thinking into students' design vocabularies. Given that topography and ecology are two discourses that increasingly impinge on the fields of architecture and urban design today, it may be argued that landscape in the broadest sense of the term begins to assume a new stature as a design discipline, both literally and metaphorically. This is particularly apparent where landform and built form are combined together in infrastructural interventions at an urban or regional scale...