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Postgraduate Course: Landscape Construction 1: Detailed Design (ARCH11190)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryLandscape Construction 1: Detailed Design focuses on landscape design at a detailed scale, and is delivered through lectures, site visits, and a studio based design project/s. The course aims to:
1. enable exploration of a range of materials commonly used in landscape architecture, and to provide the opportunity for appropriate selection through the creative development and resolution of a detailed design.
2. introduce basic structural principles and to provide the opportunity for their application through the creative development and resolution of a detailed design.
3. enable development and testing of graphic communication skills and techniques.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Project/s and workbooks 100%
Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explore, select, and apply a range of hard landscape materials to the resolution of a detailed design project.

  2. Apply a knowledge and understanding of structural principles to the resolution of a detailed design project
  3. Communicate a detailed design project clearly through the application of a range of appropriate graphic techniques.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of scale and composition, and deliver a clear design intent through to the resolution of a detailed design project
Reading List
Beazley, E (1990) Design & detail of the space between buildings. Spon.
Blanc, A (1996) Landscape construction and detailing. Batsford.
Downing, M F (1977) Landscape construction. Spon.
Munson, A E (1974) Construction & Design for Landscape Architects. McGraw-Hill.
Strom S. & Nathan, K. (1998) Site Engineering for Landscape Architects. Wiley NY.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills critical analysis, orgainzation and setting aims
creative problem solving
communication and presentation skills: graphical and verbal
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMs Elinor Scarth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5887
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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