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One of the primary themes driving environmental design thinking in the first decades of the 21st century is the concept of sustainability. Cities, other forms of human settlements, landscapes and larger bio-geographical regions can be made to be more sustainable through various design interventions. This studio explores different ways of making sustainable environments through addressing a range of environmental (e.g. energy, water, materials, waste, ecology and community) and social/cultural factors (e.g. cultural heritage conservation), and interrelationships between factors. A range of studio projects will be offered in each semester, aimed at exploring how selected sites can be made more sustainable through various types of design interventions.”
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
- Explore theories related to design approaches and practice that focus on the notion of sustainability through their application to a design case;
- Understand sustainability principles through a typical sequence of site and contextual analysis, site planning and detailed design;
- Develop advanced design and communication skills to effectively generate, develop and present design proposals.
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills:
- The application of contemporary landscape design theories related to the nation of sustainability;
- Advanced landscape design research and analysis;
- Advanced design practice based on solid research and analysis of sites and their contextual settings.
Last updated: 18 December 2020