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!


Terrain analysis by Tasos and Ana consists of 4 subtitles that are experience, perception, memories, and impressions. They dealed with a huge amount data and explain us neatly how they achieved the proceeding. They too used GIS maps, so SAGA was the initial software to start with. Shadow and light, inclination-slopes, visibility and distance, height were among the information that are provided by them. They benefit from Grasshopper comprehensively and presented highly different visuals in terms of these analysis.


M2_Built Structure

Silke and George presented the Built Structure layers that cover industrial buildings, housing zone, farming areas of the valley. GIS data were crucial for their work and by processing them in Rhino and Grasshopper they achieved exquisite topography images. Their representation of the site with vertical and horizontal sections of the site model provided a sort of radiography of the valley. They overlapped lighting analysis of the site with the current settlement density.


Towards the End of M2

Exercise II of Modul II was presented on Friday. We have shared the various outcomes of Grasshopper while discussing the possibilities of the plugin. We have been divided into teams that each one is focusing on a specific landscape theme. 6 teams consisting of 2 have analyzed the water network, vegetation, movement network, territorial scale, terrain, historical development and built structures of Erstfeld.

Friday was the kick off the final exercise too, and the assignment is on December 12th. The teams of the mentioned themes will be proceeding the analysis widening their presentation with video and motion graphics.