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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Undergraduate Course: Urban Design and Housing (ARCH08011)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIndicative course content
Studio analysis projects combined with site visits to explore suitable precedents lead on to design projects where students produce design proposals for both Urban Design and Housing layouts following an exploration of alternatives.

Aims of course
1 To introduce students to the basic theories and issues involved in both urban design and housing layout.
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3

Mode of delivery
Studio, seminars and critiques.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Co-requisites
ARCH08015 Horticulture and Plant Materials 2

Prohibited combinations
none
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate and understanding of the basic principles of urban design.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles involved in housing layouts
  3. design simple housing layouts employing basic principles of urban design.
Reading List
Indicative Bibliography
Lynch, K. (1960) The Image of the City. MIT Press. Lynch, K. (1984) Good City Form. MIT Press. McKean, C. (1991) Edinburgh: Portrait of a city. Century. Llewelyn-Davies (2000) Urban Design Compendium. English Partnerships, London. www.scotland.gov.uk/planning/pan67 Housing Quality www.scotland.gov.uk/planning/pan43 Designing for Security/Designing out crime
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design
KeywordsURBAN DESIGN,HOUSING LAYOUT
Contacts
Course organiserMr Tiago Torres Campos
Tel:
Email: tiago.t.campos@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803
Email: Karen.Biggar@ed.ac.uk
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