Research on Culture-Specific Landscape Design in South Korea. The aim of the research project is to explore thoroughly, how different cultural and historical design approaches can be correlated in contemporary landscape design.
Investigations on the Perception and Implementation of Landscape Acoustics. The goal of this project is to develop a model of landscape acoustics as an integrated design practice by linking acoustic qualities to spatial concepts of landscape design. more
The research investigates the significant role of exotic ornamental trees and shrubs within the Swiss bourgeois garden culture in the 19th century.
The Landscape of Modernity as Aesthetic Counterworld. A Typological Investigation in Architecture and Landscape Architecture Based on the Work of Mies van der Rohe, Alfred Caldwell and Ludwig Hilberseimer. more
Landscape Gardeners and Plant Breeders in Zurich. The significance of their work for the development of Swiss landscape architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. more
The dissertation presents the first comprehensive critique of the work of Dieter Kienast and covers the period from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. It intends to show to what extent Kienast developed a new aesthetics for designing with nature in the city through his investigation in methods of plant sociology and his research on spontaneous vegetation in the city that he started at the Gesamthochschule in Kassel. more