Friday, April 16, 2010

As part of the preparations for the new course LAD302: 3D in Design, Irene Rasmussen and Ramzi Hassan made a visit to BIG Architects exhibition in Oslo. April 15th, 2010. Here is a video showing a discussion during the visit.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New course for autumne / 2010

Credits: 5 ECTS
Autumn parallel/2010
Irene Rasmussen & Ramzi Hassan

3D in Design
The aim is teaching students using new methods based on computer visualizations and VR techniques for landscape architectural design and planning. Students will use 3D modelling and visualization techniques as a supportive tool for the design of a space. More specifically, the course will focus on the following subjects:
- Introducing advanced computerized visualization techniques and Virtual Reality as a tool for studying space formation.
- Introducing new methods for interacting with a design. Virtual interactions with a design will provide routines for modifying and enhancing a design in a flexible way.
- The course will focus on studying intuitive methods for working with spaces in a 3D computerized system environment for landscape architecture and planning.
- VR-Lab will provide access to the latest advanced visualization tools to create immersive and interactive environments.

The course is based on a combination of lectures, excursions and group work, and consists of a theoretical part, a studio part and a part with introduction into 3D modelling techniques. The emphasis is put on investigation of the added values of using immersive Virtual Reality in design and the interpretation of a space. The participants will get an overview of the tools used in order explore some basic design questions: How does a designed space perform in various locations? What is the impact the designed space has on the surrounding? How does the observer perceive the proposed design? In addition, the course will propose procedures for collaboration and communication for design concepts through interactive display systems (VR-Lab). The VR-Lab will offer an arena for testing new ways of communication and knowledge-sharing, increasing collaboration, motivation and engaged learning.