This elective course introduced students to notions of landscape design in an urban environment by decomposing and then recomposing differently a well known public space in Zürich.
llmar Hurkxkens, Philipp RW Urech, Magdalena Kaufmann, Johannes Rebsamen
Lloyd Broda, Dorothee Hahn, Karin Pfeifer, Corinne Räz, Tudor Stefanescu
Investigating a new urban Landscape Proposal in Zurich
Green spaces create vibrant streetscapes and are key factors for attracting residents and businesses. Compared to the built substance of Zürich, their development remains paradoxically quite marginal and conservative. These spaces require new suitable design solutions for city life while enhancing natural qualities. The Goal of this elective course in fall 2015 is to introduce students to notions of landscape design in an urban environment by decomposing and then recomposing differently a well known public space in Zürich.
The technique for this exercise will rely on three-dimensional point cloud scans that will be edited in order to modify, propose –and visually represent– a new landscape design for the Röntgenplatz. Short workshops will alternate with design inputs where students will gain the ability to edit and represent 3D point clouds models.
‘Decomposing Röntgenplatz’ Design Techniques – Animated sequence of the 28-million-dot point cloud model of the Röntgenplatz, rendered in Cinema 4D
Student Work: Karla, Thalia
Student Work: Lloyd Broda, Suwa
Student Work: Tudor Stefanescu