Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will be able to apply new forms of design methodology by integrating the potential of cutting-edge computational tools during all stages of their design. In addition students will be able to communicate their design through experimental modes of modeling, visualizations and NC models. Studens will be able using the facilities offered at the Aalto campus (FabLab, robotic lab, VR lab).

Credits: 10

Schedule: 04.03.2021 - 27.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pia Fricker

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pia Fricker

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course with varying content focusing on a relevant large-scale issue at the interface of landscape architecture and urbanism in relation with topography, vegetation, and human activities. Special focus is set on understanding the environmental factors. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The specific work methods and assessment criteria are given on the MyCourses portal.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Tutored studies 70 hrs (lectures, group work, assignments, seminars, feedback reviews, workshops, excursions), independent study 200-330 hrs (design assignments), in total 270-400 hrs.




Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Distributed during the course and published in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    •  Basic computational knowledge needs to be given. 
    • Before participating in studio courses student need to have finished their bachelor studies and applied for the bachelor's degree

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    6 Clean Water and Sanitation

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land


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