Master LA: Welcome

Hi all, here are the materials for Week 2 Landscape Architecture session.

1 of 5 Master LA_Introduction

2 of 5 Master LA_Walker

3 of 5 Master LA_Gustafson

4 of 5 Master LA_Valkenburgh

5 of 5 Master LA_Discussions and closing

Supporting materials:

Landscape as architecture


In the first part of session, we will be indulged with design precedents designed by the three master landscape architects and their teams. Second session is structured with discussions, please follow the related link and join the online form at the bottom of each post. Input text related to each landscape architect can be found in their respective group’s link.

Discussion 1: After reading an interview of the landscape architect group you would be assigned, discuss about his/her approach to design.

Assigned group can be found here:

D1.1 Group 1: Peter Walker, click here

D1.2 Group 2: Kathryn Gustafson, click here

D1.3 Group 3: Michael Van Valkenburgh, click here

Discussion 2: After reading the other two groups’ discussion, draw your own conclusions about typology of landscape design practice.


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Week 3: Discussion

Input materials for discussion is as follow:

FABRICATE 2017 excerpt, page 286-293: The Armadillo Vault.

BRG link:

Virtual walk through can be accessed through this link:

YouTube video:


How does dialectics between academia and industry exhibited in this project?

How did the conversation between academia and industry in design stages contribute to advancement of the project (and design field)?

As usual, leave you thoughts in the forum at the bottom of this post. If (only if) you have problems submitting it, send it to me via email with the format: DG_W3_D_Student ID_Name. 

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Week 3: Welcome

Hi all, welcome to week 3 of the module. This week we are exploring digital design practice and research. What I would like you to consider is that how dialectics between academia and practitioners have shaped the way we now think-draw-make. Here are the materials, please spend more reading time this week through the downloadable FABRICATE 2017 book and the input text for discussion.

W3 practice and research_Part 1 of 2

W3 practice and research_Part 2 of 2

Link to Week 3 discussion is as follow:

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Week 2: Welcome

Hi all, here is our Week 2 materials. This week we look at historical background of digital architecture to be able to scrutinise the proliferation of digital design tools. I have compiled decade-by-decade key events and influential figures. It is hoped that once we looked backward we will understand how designer can tap into potentials of technology in the past, to be able to critically inform the future.

There is no embedded audio in this week’s material:

NBU_Digi_W2_Final_No Audio

Links to discussion are as follow:

Discussion 1:

Discussion 2:

Make sure you sign in to both discussions, which will mark your attendance this week.

Supporting materials are as follow, others please refer to references on the ppt slides:

The Fun Palace

The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics

Man-Computer Symbiosis
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PGCHE EDU710 Assignment 1 Practice Class: Materials

Due to the fact that I am unable to record my students in China (as we started the semester on distance learning) with the support of friends and family; I am recording a session in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Here are the slides:

PGCHE teaching practice slides low

And here are the supporting  materials:

Group 1

Group 2 

 Group 3

Link to the peer evaluation, click here.

Online forum discussion can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Week 1: About the module and important notions

Hi all, here are the materials for this Week 1. First part explains about this module (aims and objectives, learning outcomes etc). The second part gives a brief introduction through my writing in terms of digital design pedagogy, click here to download the paper. There are audio embedded on the files so please click of the “play button” icon.

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 1

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 2

Attached is the Harvard referencing guide for academic writing, for the essay submission. If you have a different existing referencing guide you have been using during your study, let me know and we can discuss.

Harvard referencing guide

Week 1 Discussion:

What are major changes in terms of the way architects think, make and design?
How did the relational value between design tools and designers shift?
What did you know about digital architecture which previously you didn’t know?

Leave your thoughts at the bottom of this post (online forum widget).

Supporting materials (6 case studies mentioned on the paper) can be found here:

1- a new representational ecosystem bla

2- spaceship architecture2- spaceship architecture

3- the nine square grid

4- remote studio site

5- digital culture bla

6- vase

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