Landscape Design Strategies

  • Daniel Jauslin TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment


In the second chapter we will set the thematic context more specifically and explore the terms of landscape and its design strategies as I will use them throughout this study. The whole chapter focuses on the exploration of the idea of landscape around the question:

What landscape strategies are applicable in architectural design? (Q. 1.1.2)

I refer to landscape from a number of selected standpoints and discuss the concepts of landscape space. There I encounter crucial ideas about the human experience of landscape that are generally applicable to understanding space (2.1.). This will lead to a specific and concise definition of the discipline of landscape architecture through its approach to landscape itself (2.2.). Of many strategies of landscape design, this thesis relies on a comprehensive definition of landscape architecture "attitudes" by Sebastien Marot (1999). I illustrate each of Marot's four attitudes of landscape design with specific examples and distribute key concepts to landscape (2.3.1. to .4.). To explain the application of landscape strategies, I also place the four attitudes of landscape in the theoretical context of architecture in each section and briefly summarise them in the last subchapter 2.3.4. The introduction of landscape attitudes in this chapter is different and more accurate than the idea of nature in architecture that I will discuss in the chapter three.

How to Cite
JAUSLIN, Daniel. Landscape Design Strategies. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, [S.l.], n. 13, p. 55-69, dec. 2019. ISSN 2214-7233. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2020. doi: