Architecture Studio OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Course by MIT

Published Feb 22, 2009

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Landscape architecture involves the use of responsive and imaginative design techniques, detailed planning and active management of the natural environment for the benefit of society. 'Architectural Studio: Building in Landscapes,' an OpenCourseWare provided by MIT, teaches students the skills required to design landscaping projects that maintain continuity with their natural setting. This course is intended for undergraduate students interested in Engineering, Architecture or related bachelor's degree programs.

Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes: Course Specifics

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Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes: Course Description

Landscape architecture is the process of bring together creativity, technology and science to plan, design and mold physical settings, including community developments, park systems, college campuses, golf courses, resorts, office parks, wetlands, waterfronts and more. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture provides this OpenCourseWare, 'Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes.' The course focuses on the skill set and knowledge that landscape architects need for designing everything from small sites to large regions. This course places an emphasis on how to analyze the setting, assess the climate and visualize design ideas. The lecturer, Professor Alan Joslin's objective is to develop students' awareness and skills for identifying the unique qualities of a setting while incorporating the values of the residents. Students will also study the variety of construction materials used and their properties.

The materials for this course consist of downloadable assignments and a project list that includes images of the work of various students. If you would like to take advantage of this course, visit the landscape architecture course page.

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