Undergraduate Course: Landscape Architecture Design 1B (ARCH08030)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces students to some articulated key principles and methodologies in landscape architectural design, building on knowledge previously acquired in the first project-based studio (ARCH08031 Landscape Architecture Design 1A).
This course introduces students to some articulated key principles and methodologies in landscape architectural design, building on knowledge previously acquired in the first project-based studio (ARCH08031 Landscape Architecture Design 1A). Its primary aim is to allow students to become familiar with design on a broad range of scales (from strategy down to detail) and techniques of drawing, crafting and modelling. It also encourages the cohort to assume a critical position towards the balance between existing conditions of a site, new proposed conditions and problem solving.
Studio-based activities are supported by fieldwork, lectures and tutorials, and different components will aggregate towards a final output in the form of a design project. These components complement and support parallel introductory courses ARCH08045 (Landscape Architecture Theory 1B) and ARCH08037 (Landscape Architecture Techniques 1), and capitalises on knowledge previously acquired in the previous semester, with regards to some fundamental landscape architectural techniques such as topography, hydrology, plant material, land use and construction. They are aimed at helping students to articulate their own areas of concentration at higher levels.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Landscape Architecture
|Additional Costs|| Field trips (£30 approx.), materials, printing costs of material to be presented and handed-in.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30,
Fieldwork Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Final Portfolio (100%)
Each one of the three Learning Outcomes has equal weighting (1/3).
You must pass all Learning Outcomes. Failure of one Learning Outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
||The first four presentations will be formative (whether in group or individual). During tutorials, students will also be given formative feedback, including a series of action points for subsequent stages
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the fundamental design methodologies in landscape architecture at appropriate scales: context, strategy and detail
- develop creative design proposals by demonstrating an essential understanding of topography, hydrology, plant material and land use
- demonstrate a fundamental ability to communicate design proposals, through graphic, verbal and written techniques
Baljon, L. (1992) Designing Parks. Amsterdam: Natura Press
Cumberlidge, C.; Musgroove, L. (2007) Design and Landscape for People. London: Thames and Hudson
Corner, J. (1999). Recovering landscape. Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture. New York: Princeton University Press
Corner, J.; Hirsch, A. B. (eds.) (2014). The landscape imagination. Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010. New York: Princeton University Press
Czerniak, J.; Hargreaves, G. (eds.) (2007). Large Parks. New York: Princeton University Press
Jackson, J.B. (1984) . Discovering the vernacular landscape. New Haven: Yale University Press
Littlefield, D. (2008) Metric Handbook. Oxford: Oxford Architectural Press
Mathur A. and da Cunha, D. (2001). Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape. New Haven: Yale University Press
Mathur A. and da Cunha, D. (2009). Soak
Mathur A. and da Cunha, D. (20014). Design in the Terrain of Water. ORO Editions/Applied Research and Design
Tate, A. (2004) Great City Parks. London: Taylor & Francis
Treib, M. (1993) Modern Landscape Architecture: a critical review. MIT Press
Waldheim, C. (2006). The landscape urbanism reader. New York: Princeton University Press
Journals and Magazines
a+t journal Space issue 137, Spring 2011
Edition Topos, (1999) Barcelona in Progress Talks about various new parks in Barcelona
Edition Topos, (1999) Whole issue on the IBA projects in the Ruhr Valley including Duisberg Nord Landschaftpark
Edition Topos, (2002) Parks : Green urban spaces in European cities, Calway Birkhauser
Landskab 1981 7-8, Anderson, S. The Park a Municipal Green
Fromont, F, Musee Hombroich a Dusseldorf, Architecture d Aujourd hui 1977 Sept. no. 312 p.40-47
Robert Holden, New Parks for Paris, The Architects Journal Vol. 190 July/Sept. 1989 12 July
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In this course students will learn fundamental skills of landscape architectural design at different scales by dealing with a real site. Students will also learn how to make use of different core design and technical skills (applying the knowledge being acquired simultaneously in Context 1B and Techniques 1). Finally, students are expected to evolve in their graphic, editorial and curatorial skills, building up on the knowledge previously acquired in Landscape Architecture Design 1A.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Studio days: Tuesdays (9:00 - 17:00) and Fridays (9:00 - 17:00). In these days, students are expected to be in the studio conducting independent work and should expect to be seen in either group or individual tutorials (between 30 mins and 1 hours) twice a week.
|Keywords||landscape architecture,spatial design,context,strategy,design,topography
|Course organiser||Ms Elinor Scarth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5887
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803