Though landscape architecture is getting deeper and wider ever in history, the fundamental approach and methodology never change. You need to understand what information you need to collect and read from the level and understand its human beings. This class will train and teach young space crafters, not yet landscape architects, in various ways to do so.
The studio will be conducted under two main modules “Realizing the Future on Mars” and “Future of Landscape in Historical Reality”. Additionally, please note that the class will be conducted in English only.

Dr. Kim, Ikhwan

The Project III studio introduces students to the fundamental elements of landscape design at the scale of public space. The studio investigates landscape design methods and approaches, based on morphological, experiential, and visual, to develop spatial landscape setting with diverse programs and functions. The studio helps students to develop spatial literacy, the ability to represent the landscape, and critical design
thinking. The objective of this studio is to gain an understanding of the design process and hybrid solutions to common conceptual design problems. The 14-week studio program is accompanied by three common workshops and seminars that are organized within an interdisciplinary perspective by the active involvement of instructors and tudents from urban and regional planning and architecture departments to create an interactive studio environment.


In the context of the first module, students will be dealing with the complexities of the site to develop design ideas based on the local context of the planet Mars. Mars is the most earth-like alien planet in our solar system and facing space exploration in near future. This class will let students study and analyze the environment of this alien planet and will let them select the perfect landing spot for the first expedition team.


The second module of the studio includes development of design ideas with respect to preliminary investigation of the site. With this perspective the main goal of the second module is to develop small scale design interventions which are going to be attached to the existing spatial setting of the Haliç. The rich historical background of this unique estuary and ecological structure of the landscape will be scrutinized in this module. Site specific design regarding these cultural settings, geographical context and topography will be expected from students.