Second movie screening will be next week on Wednesday. It is again a documentary, this time by Wim Winders. His admiration of Ozu leads Wenders eventually to Tokyo that is the scenery of the cult classics of cult director Ozu. In this documentary he does not only pursue his idol but also try to understand Japanese culture and its rapid transformation after second world war. And the background of the picture is urban landscape of Tokyo.

Interdisciplinary Tools of Landscape Planning and Design

Today was the first day of regular semester as well as the elective course Interdisciplinary tools of landscape planning and design given by Ulrike Wissen from PLUS. We will be working in a riverine zone while learning how to integrate a bunch of design tools in order to create 3D presentations.

And I just came across this site called GIS and Scince that has links to several resource relating to geodesign and GIS. I must say it is overwhelming information, so run your filters if you are interested!

Movement Network

By Karol.

While Processing

This is the spirit.


During the regular modules Fridays are full-time MAS LA days as the lectures, presentations, exercises take place. Yesterday we had another one full of information, inspiration, exploration and joy indeed. While Pia gives a theoretical base to what we are and will be dealing in the forthcoming weeks or months Georg, as the instructor of programming, teaches the tool with its promising opportunities with a very gentle and stoic way. The truth is that we all are eager but also beginners at programming which may cause bizarre questions too, usually raise from girls.


Processing seems to be very easy to grasp and is very welcoming to new users. Just like any other drawing software it requires to be deciphered from many dimensions it contains to be able to accomplish works that can be satisfying. Yet the thing is that processing is neither a vectorial software nor anything like we have used before as architects. Grasshopper in M2 was a good start into this new design language since it has a familiar logic as processing in terms of requiring the command in advance of the line or object as oppose to common 2D-3D drawing tools. So the way of thinking is other way around.

Monday was the very first day of M3 when we learned the basic commands such as opening the paper, changing background color, drawing line in different lengths whereas yesterday was the real start. Georg taught how to make variables that are basically the core of parametric design. Below are anonymous images done with Processing.