Course Content (Syllabus)
Landscape, and in particular the organization of the open space surrounding a building, plays a decisive role in the legibility and function of the building itself.
- Architecture and the natural environment.
- Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
- Urban / Architectural design and the natural environment.
- Urban / Architectural design and Landscape Architecture.
These are inextricably related concepts. In all cases, the relationship between built space and natural environment, or built space and artificially-shaped open space, is reciprocal. One element influences the other, one element serves the other.
In the case of large scale building clusters– where the grounds in which they are being erected is usually of commensurate size– the design of the surrounding open-air spaces acquires particularly substantial importance.
Promotional buildings– private and public- educational buildings, buildings for cultural and recreational use, administrative centers etc., are only some of the categories of buildings which require exceptionally detailed and systematic design of their immediate and wider outdoor environment in order to function effectively.
Within the framework of the course there will be critical presentation of specific examples with emphasis on the relationship between closed and open (outdoor and semi-outdoor) space.
The tutors contributed to the composition of certain studies and proposals for large-scale buildings, which particularly emphasized the surrounding open-air spaces design and these will also be presented.
The course aims to include a small project which the tutors will supervise during classes.