M4 Applied Programming

The second modeling and visualization unit works with various tools to supplement the possibilities for site interaction, modeling terrain, and parametrizing the generation of landscape systems.The unit begins with the use of navigatable 360 degree panoramas, which can be used to document existing site elements, or present site changes. RhinoTerrain and Grasshopper form the bulk of the module, in which external data, editable parameters can be implemented to generate diverse landscape solutions. After an introduction to the possibilities within Grasshopper, the students each develop their own application to landscape generation and design. The final research is into existing landscape projects, in which modes of working and possible landscape design workflows are proposed.

Instructor: James Melsom + guest tutor