Milan, 16 - 25 September 2019 - 20 CFP released for Architects
Become a garden designer
Do you want to become a garden designer?
Il Masters in Garden Design IDI is a full-immersion professional training course that will allow you to learn external and bio-architectural design techniques, learning to manage a garden design project in all its phases, from the concept to the choice of ornamental plants and the elements of furnishings that best adapt to the ecosystem.
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What you will learn:
Botany and ecology of the landscape
Recognition of botanical and arboreal species
Classification of species of ornamental interest
Elements of the history of the garden
Choice of plants in the nursery
Exaltation of sensory elements
Creative workshop with plant design
The training process
Master in Garden Design
The aim of the Master in Garden Design is to consolidate the technical and artistic skills of the student in the design of gardens, parks and green areas, in order to create harmonious and fascinating compositions and insert them in a living and natural context. THE'integration with the landscape it is in fact an indispensable principle in green design, which must aim at a perfect fusion between nature and human work. Each of the decorative elements necessary to complete the project must aim to achieve the necessary balance between the vitality of the vegetation and the art of human intervention.
The aims of the training course are:
- teach how to look at external spaces through multiple points of view
- transmit the rules of the architectural composition, in all the different phases of design
- provide basic knowledge of the botanical world through species recognition
- make the design references of a "contemporary" design understand through the study of history
- teach the main representation techniques of a project
- identify the various technical aspects of a green project (irrigation, outdoor lighting, street furniture, design of the elements)
- provide the normative bases for operating in the sector (overcoming architectural barriers, reducing visual pollution, hanging green)
The design phase of this full-immersion garden design course it is based on the integration between the environment and the needs of the client, between functionality and design choices. All this is essential to find effective and appropriate solutions, able to shape the landscape with elegance and with a constant attention to the relationship between tradition and new trends.
The Garden Designer can be used in technical and architectural studies of exterior design, but also in nurseries and greenhouses, or operate as a freelance professional for creating or renovation of gardens, arcades and terraces of houses or offices. It can finally design the green areas of reception halls or reception facilities like hotel and resort.
- Anatomy of plants
- Physiognomy of plants
- Dimensions, foliage, colors, transparencies, full and empty
- Leaf, stem, hairs and thorns
- Vascular plants
- The biological form
- The underground organs
- The fruits
- Notes on the main ornamental tree species
- Annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous ornamental plants
- Type of use of ornamental plants
- The social function of ornamental plants
- The art of gardens - Historical notes
- The medieval garden
- The fifteenth-century garden
- The Renaissance garden
- The splendor of the court gardens of the seventeenth century
- Notes on the Chinese and Japanese garden
- The landscape garden
- The birth of large parks
- The twentieth century
- Contemporary landscapers
- (drawing exercises)
- The nursery material
- Classification of the material
- Morphological analysis of the material
- Visits to historic parks and nurseries
- Soil components
- Physical-mechanical properties
- Motion of water in the saturated and unsaturated porous medium
- Urban forest
- Design of terraces and roof gardens
- Artificial elements of green areas
- Analysis and classification of urban green
- Functions of urban green
- Regulations of urban green
- Public green and private green
- Creative workshop with plant design
- Seasonal colors
Event in collaboration with the Order of Architects of the Province of Milan. 20 cfp recognized to Architects. MILAN edition from 16 to 25 September 2019.
Italian Design Institute is a member:
- Preliminary lessons: texts + online platform
- Classroom phase: 72 hours
- Project work: realization of an individual project
- Stage of internship: Internships of 300 hours at partner companies in the region of interest of the participant
- Max. Participants: 18
How to apply
- Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates will be considered the school and work CV, in addition to the motivational letter produced; it is possible to support the candidacy with a portfolio of previous works. Considering these elements, the examining board will communicate the result of the selection and admission to the Course / Master, by submitting the registration form.
- Opportunity of financing the enrollment fee;
- Professional orientation meeting during the classroom stage;
- CV video realization during full-immersion;
- CV revision and updating for sending it to companies in the design sector at the end of the training process;
- Reports of accommodation facilities in areas adjacent to the venue of the classroom stage.
During the lectures the teachers have shown to have a very high level of competence. I found the study of how to structure the garden really interesting, where particular attention was paid to the use of plants to make the most of their physical and ornamental characteristics.
The teacher was very professional, helpful and kind to pass on her knowledge ... I really enjoyed seeing her projects. During the whole training course I had interesting ideas that I will develop.
Pleasant lesson on vertical green, a field for me new, whose topics have been treated in a clear and comprehensive. The visit to the nursery was very concise.
I am very satisfied with how the teacher has presented the topics. The hints of the Japanese Zen garden and the Chinese garden, very popular today, have caught my attention.
The report on the vegetation of the project was clear and direct, giving me the concepts I wanted.
During the lessons my interest was always high with topics treated in a clear and exhaustive manner.
The vertical green seminar was extremely fascinating, with a very captivating presentation. It is interesting to have known the approach and the philosophy of an entrepreneur / innovator such as Stefano Laprocina.
Short but intense training path. I was fully satisfied with the lessons received (...). From now on I have a new way to see the green. Thank you for the experience.