Theory & Methods
Theory in Landscape Architecure is a specific universe of discourse of open space and landscape issues, that lies between the superstructure of the cultural sciences and the basis of architecture and engineering. For the most part, it is a translation and transformation of qualitative approaches from other disciplines into the design method.
Facing the challenges of mega-, sub- and de-urbanisation - megacities, urban landscapes and shrinking cities - the spatial planning disciplines, such as architecture, urbanism and regional planning, ask for landscape and open space as a spatial generator of structure, order and legibility. Restructuring Landscape Architecture lay open permanent structures of space, reconstruct them in a 'critical design' and develops new concepts and shapes.