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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. Edurado Benamor Duarte at Rhode Island School of Design


"Landscapes of Imagination: Mastering Site Planning and Design" is a comprehensive course that delves into the intricate world of site planning and design, offering a holistic understanding across various levels. This course explores fundamental principles and advanced techniques essential for shaping the physical environment. From the basics of topography and spatial design to the complexities of integrating sustainability and innovative technologies, students will navigate through the art of creating visually captivating and functional landscapes. Embracing both the artistic and technical aspects, topics cover a broad spectrum including vegetation strategies, hardscape elements, urban design challenges, historical perspectives, community engagement, and lighting effects. Advanced levels delve deeper into ecological systems, materials, global case studies, business aspects, climate resilience, policy regulations, visualization techniques, and the future landscape trends. Designed in a series of structured, 20-minute lectures, this course aims to equip learners with the necessary tools to conceptualize, plan, and execute landscape designs that harmonize with the environment and meet diverse societal needs.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Landscapes of Imagination: Mastering Site Planning and Design, by Edurado Duarte

  • Architect and Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design.
    He received his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the GSAPP Columbia University and his PhD in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisboa.
    He founded his studio Benamor Duarte Architecture currently based in NY and Lisbon focused on design of objects, and spatial environments at large. His studio practice engages the flexible adaptation of a geometrical abstract apparatus in works that include installations for public spaces, ceramic building blocks, home furniture or landscapes powered by renewable energies systems. Recent commissions, include group exhibitions at the Cite’ de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, Salone Satellite Milan Furniture Fair, Temporary Museum for New Design, Made Expo, Wanted Design NY, Soho Digital Art Gallery, Bienniale Design in Saint Etienne and Experimenta Design in Lisbon. His work has been awarded by institutions such as the Ministério da Cultura and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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