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Type: Conference paper
Title: From large to miniature to site specific: On the approach of design processes in contemporary Japanese landscape architecture
Author: Rahmann, Heike
Jonas, Marieluise Charlotte
Citation: Proceedings of IASDR 2009 held in Seoul, Korea 18-22 October, 2009: pp.1897-1906
Publisher: IASDR
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9788996319405
Conference Name: IASDR (2009 : Seoul, Korea)
School/Discipline: School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
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Heike I. Rahmann and Marieluise C. Jonas
Abstract: This study examines the design processes in contemporary Japanese landscape architecture. It is framed by the question whether exposure to smallness and dense environments generates knowledge that motivates and enables Japanese landscape architects to approach small spaces different from large-scale projects. The aim is to investigate if design strategies exist that reveal specific methods in designing for small spaces and to further understand how theses methods are applied in designing for small spaces. Interviews as well as a specific design task focus on designers’ understanding, perception, and appraisal of design possibilities for small urban spaces through investigation of their design process and work practice. The study reveals that rather than a single approach on designing for small spaces differentiated design strategies are utilized, which consider spatial context, sensory experience and processes and emphasize the understanding of site specific-ness in the design process for these spaces.
Keywords: Design Process; Japan; Landscape Architecture; small space
Rights: Copyright (c) 2009, Korean Society of Design Science
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