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Landscape Institute Design Studio I


This studio explores the process of designing a landscape from the initial inspiration to the finished design. The class begins by abstracting design principles from art. Using landforms as the primary form and space generator, we will explore themes of movement, passage, repose, and threshold. Students are asked to reduce the forms of historical paintings to simple designs which are then "borrowed" to transform a local site. The poetics of painting will guide the design process from the layout of the garden to its details. Students learn to use sketching and model building not only as a tool for communication, but also to explore and further develop their designs. Weekly slide shows and group critiques form the structure of the class and provide inspiration for designs.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fall, Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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