The course aims to an introduction of architectural theory while in the same time some practical tools of design are investigated. Its objectives are formed through a series of lectures. The students are asked to participate in an obligatory seminar discussing their own theoretical projects before producing them and while they are working on them.
The seminar includes a theoretical introduction to the concept of landscape as a philosophical concept. The text of reference is Georg Simmel's "theory of landscape" which even if written in 1913, organizes the concept of landscape as an extendable concept that can intrude other fields. The landscape in Simmel's approach is an architectonic notion that investigates in the same time a viewing system and a constructive procedure.