ARCH 215 SPRING 2014
Instructor: René Davids
While much of the urban design discourse is stuck in a quest for recapturing village life, landscape and architecture practice don’t have by themselves the tools to reform the US city that includes very large areas of horizontal non-dense development. On the other hand Landscape Urbanism is indifferent to the residential fabric and the rhythms of everyday life, but it has had an impact in heightening the relationship between architecture urban design infrastructure and landscape and in re-enforcing ideas of process over final product. Urbanity remains a key issue to provide judgments far more germane to the problems of architecture and city-building than the predominant emphasis on form.
The seminar culminated with the construction of a space or an object that will had a major impact on its surroundings.