George and Tasos
Tania and Enise
Ioulitta and Karolina
Efi and Marina
We presented the final works of video&photography modul on last Friday. Final works consisted of image pairs and landscape videos.
Recently we had a lecture by the well known landscape and architecture photographer Erieta Attali. She presented us how her profession evolved and took its shape throughout the years as well as a wide variety of places in the world that she has worked until now.
During the workshop we had a Pecha Kucha Night among us. This one was a little MAS style of Pecha Kucha (means chitchat in Japanese). Everybody or team presented his/her own unfinished thesis projects within the restricted time flow of the Pecha Kucha format.
Susanne and Corina put a great award for the winner that was selected with a voting for the best presentation: 2 editions of Landscript and one of the earlier landscape video collection Blicklandschaften, all published by the chair.
Modul 5 has started with the 3 days workshop that started in Erstfeld where we have been working for the thesis project since the last semester, and ended in Zurich. Corina Rüegg who is an artist and also a former graduate of MAS LA, and Susanne our tutor of landscape film and sound are conducting this module together that will be over by the end of this month.
During the workshop Corina gave us some inputs and a couple of exercises on photography. We also shot videos to be processed in Media Lab with the support of Susanne.
Towards the end of MAS LA everybody is quite busy with final synthesis. Last week we presentedour works in progress to Professor Girot third time. Currently all the projects have already clear statements and directions. From now on we will be working on elaboration of these design ideas and testing various contemporary design tools within our own concepts and interests. We have been trying many of them since the beginning and so far everybody has developed considerable skills on particular options.
Here are some sample images that presented last week
We just returned from the 3 day workshop took place in Riein. Having stayed in a chalet we have not only enjoyed the captivating scenery of Alps and Swiss cuisine but also worked and produced ideas. In every workshop of MAS LA there is a specific theme and this time differently than others we did not deal with a direct aspect of design but seek how design would meet programming. 3th and 4th Modules were a kind of introduction to programming for us where we tried to benefit and test new tools for our design solutions whereas the most recent workshop was an overarching event of the accumulated information.
Here is a video displaying how Tree Dispenser functions. We use an image of our design project in the background, embedded in processing file. And then define the areas where we want to plant different types of trees in processing again. When we run the code mouseclick enables us to draw the clarified information in the background image. Then we export it to be able to use in Rhino and Grasshopper.
Module 4 has just ended leaving us a large amount of information regarding to programming and landscape visualization. During the module visualization and design have proceeded in parallel with each other and within this framework new tools other than the most common landscape architecture workflow have been widely tested. For the final presentation everybody visualized different aspects of their own design approach that is still currently being developed and will be presented at the end of June. Presentations were held in video format that are accessible below.
Marina Tsintzelli and Efi Laskari
Tasos Roidis, George Orfanopoulos and Wolfgang Novak
Tania Kaushal and Enise Burcu Karacizmeli
Karolina Katsabi and Ioulitta Stravdi