This course is meant to provide the basic knowledge about landscape design and understanding about the natural environment for Architectural Design students through a multidisciplinary approach.

Between the skills of an architect it is good to list the ability to recognize the quality of an outdoor space beside the built one, the ability to design the natural environment together with the buildings, the ability to work with the own materials of the discipline of the Landscaping like plants, trees, soil, rocks, water, wind, sun…

 

According to the Oxford Dictionary the meaning of the ward landscape is “All the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal” so the landscape design is the process of reinventing those features.

More in detail the branch of landscape architecture is the art of planning, designing, maintaining, rehabilitating and preserving the green space and design of man-made constructions. It involves topics such as architectural design, site planning, living space design, urban planning, urban design, park planning, regional planning, and historic preservation.

Landscape design reunite numerous elements from others disciplines including: botany, climatology, topography and floriculture.

The course will provide theoretical tuitions, information about case studies and a brief design experience.