The course focuses on acquiring the necessary knowledge to generate, develop and output topographic models in the design process. In Level 1, students learn basic NURBS modeling techniques and output their models on the various CNC machines available. In Level II, students build upon and refine their basic skills and pursue alternate ways of generating topography through scripting (Rhinoscript) and /or graphic interfaces (Grasshopper). Various other potentialities for topographical modeling are also explored in instance-based sequences showing the design process over time. The end result is the integration of modeling in the landscape design process, not just for final presentations but as a dynamic verification and rapid prototyping tool.
Instructor Ilmar Hurkxknes