Heike Rahmann, a landscape architect and urban researcher, is lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the RMIT School of Architecture and Design.
Dr Rahmann's research explores the intersection of landscape and contemporary urbanism with focus on design practice and theory. Her most recent project explores the relationship between digital technologies, landscape architecture design practice and fabrication.
She is the co-author of a forthcoming book published by Routledge, which examines the potential of new media to expand landscape architecture design into a more dynamic field of creativity and enquiry. She is also co-author with Marieluise Jonas of Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence (Jovis, forthcoming).
Dr Rahmann has a background in landscape construction and worked as a contractor before pursuing her academic career. Her international work experiences cover various practices within the fields of landscape architecture, environmental and urban design. She has established a strong partnership with industry, community and government bodies, especially in Japan, Germany and Australia and is a member of IFLA Japan.
She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo where she received awards from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Japanese Government (MEXT). Until recently, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, to undertake research on the culture and ecology of interstitial spaces in Tokyo.
Dr Rahmann teaches design studios and core subjects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which introduce digital technologies as tool for creative exploration and as a strategic link between design, construction and material applications.
In 2013, she was the recipient of the MSD Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
- Walliss, J.,Rahmann, H. (2016). Landscape architecture and digital technologies, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Walliss, J.,Rahmann, H. (2015). Designing the twenty-first century urban park: design strategies for a warming climate In: Proceedings of the 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 December 2015
- Rahmann, H.,Jonas, M. (2014). Void potential: spatial dynamics and cultural manifestations of residual spaces In: Terrain Vague. Interstices at the Edge of the Pale, Routledge, New York, United States
- Jonas, M.,Rahmann, H. (2014). Tokyo void: Possibilities in absence, Jovis, Berlin, Germany
- Walliss, J.,Hong, Z.,Rahmann, H.,Sieweke, J. (2014). Pedagogical foundations: deploying digital techniques in design / research practice In: Journal of Landscape Architecture, 9, 72 - 83
- Rahmann, H.,Walliss, J. (2014). Interdisciplinary intersections: new roles for digital technologies and landscape architecture in the design of large scale infrastructures In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2014, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 31 March -3 April 2014
- Greene, B.,Rahmann, H. (2014). Glitterosophy: the good, the bad and the ugly In: Landscape Review, 15, 24 - 46
- Kazerani, I.,Rahmann, H. (2014). Re-visiting best practice: Investigating place experience in the nexus of theory and design In: Specifics: Discussing Landscape Architecture, Jovis Verlag, Berlin
- Rahmann, H.,Walliss, J. (2013). Digital design and creativity: A reflection on curriculum change in landscape architecture education In: DRS CUMULUS Oslo 2013, Design Learning for Tomorrow: Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, Oslo, Norway, 14-17 May 2013
- kazerani, A.,Rahmann, H. (2013). Design strategies in contemporary open space design: From additive approaches to minimal interventions In: Proceedings for the 50th IFLA World Congress, Auckland, NZ, 10-12 April 2013
- Computational design strategies for a warming climate: Melbourne and Seoul. Funded by: Australia Korea Foundation 2016 from (2016 to 2017)
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