Urban Landscape / Garden and Landscape Design in the Perspective of Architecture - BMEEPUIQ705


    Lecturer: WETTSTEIN Domonkos
    Timeframe: one lecture every two weeks in parallel shift with the subject Urban Housing
    Friday, 12.15-15.00 (every two weeks, see the schedule)
    Credits: 3

    The urban landscape is an interdisciplinary theoretical concept in which the concepts of landscape, open space, and garden architecture appear in close symbiosis with architectural and urban architecture approaches. For this reason, interdisciplinary interpretations of the concept can be developed primarily in the interprofessional dialogue, from the comparison of different positions and visions. The aim of the subject is the complex interpretation of the concept of the urban landscape, the search for connections between the concepts of architecture, urban architecture and related disciplines. In its multi-scale methodology, the subject examines the interpretation of the urban landscape as both an ecological and social issue.

    During the semester, the emphasis is placed on the theoretical and practical problems of the urbanized landscape, interprofessional dialogue with invited specialist speakers, and joint site visits.

    The theme of the course analyzes the transformation along the three lines of "positions, visions, concepts", which can also be understood as a model of landscape theory, through which the urbanized landscape and the green areas and gardens appearing in the urban environment can be examined from the viewpoints of different disciplines (landscape architect, garden designer, urban architect, architect, etc.) , problems of parks. Contemporary horticulture and landscape architecture projects are presented by invited speakers, with particular attention to their practical experience gained during creative work.

    On each occasion, the theoretical perspectives of the urban landscape are shaped by a series of scale changes emerging from different concepts. The concept of the urbanized landscape appearing in the contemporary literature directs attention to the new qualitative dimensions that try to interpret the changes in territories that are becoming malleable, borders that are blurring, and territorial identities that are getting mixed up. The ever-changing, ever-changing landscape, the ever-stronger landscape-shaping role of humanity requires new approaches to the relationship between landscape and architecture.

    The motto of the subject also assumes the active participation of the students, in connection with the topic of the lectures, during the semester it is possible to present individual analyzes of the raised landscape problems. The core of the occasions is shaped by joint conversations and the discussion of different points of view arising in connection with the topics.