TROPICAL PLANT IDENTIFICATION 2
2008/2009, Semester 2
School of Design and Environment (Architecture)
Modular Credits: --
This module follows from Tropical Plant Identification 1 and addresses plants grown under special conditions. The format of learning through site visits will remain. Constraints of the urban context – the use of planters, planting on streets and roofs, indoor plants, commercial applications – will be discussed in particular. New techniques for growing plants like hydroculture, non-soil growing media and aeroculture will be covered. In terms of plant species, the use of non-local and climatically different plants will be discussed. This module uses the knowledge the student has learned to date and apply it to create ecologically sound plant habitats within both natural and urban contexts. Various scenarios: wetlands, waterways, environmental decks, high-rise gardens, streetscapes, parklands, urban plazas will be used to demonstrate application of principles and technical knowledge.