Undergraduate Course: Landscape Architecture Techniques 1 (ARCH08037)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to deliver basic teaching in construction, structural components, levels and gradients, and planting, which is applied at a detailed design scale in studio projects. The course consists of lectures; seminars, practical workshops, fieldwork, site visits and individual project work in the design studio.
The course explores detailed design in landscape architecture and how hard and soft materials can be applied in practice. This includes the integration of structural components as part of the resolution of a detailed design brief. Students also develop a practical understanding how levels and gradients work in the context of a detailed design. Project work communicates a detailed design proposal graphically using a range of appropriate drawing techniques
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|| Public transport costs to RBGE and project sites in the vicinity of Edinburgh.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5,
Fieldwork Hours 5,
External Visit Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0%
Practical Exam 0%
66.6% Design Project
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.
Relationship between Assessment and Learning Outcomes: Design Project: LO2, LO3
||Formative feedback will be given at weekly seminars in Semester 2, weeks 1 to 13.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a simple knowledge of soft landscape materials and their utilisation
- demonstrate an ability to employ hard and soft materials in the detailed design process in response to simple spatial contexts and functions
- demonstrate an ability to communicate detailed design proposals in three dimensions through basic working drawings
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Littlefield, D (ed.) (2008) Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data. Architectural Press.
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Kingsbury, N & Oudolf, P (2013) Planting: A New Perspective. Timber Press.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||By successfully completing the course, students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and critical understanding of:
the principles and practice of horticulture
the principles and application of landscape construction and engineering techniques
|Course organiser||Ms Elinor Scarth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5887
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803