Undergraduate Course: Urban Design and Housing (ARCH08011)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative 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.
Mode of delivery
Studio, seminars and critiques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Co-requisites
ARCH08015 Horticulture and Plant Materials 2
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate and understanding of the basic principles of urban design.
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles involved in housing layouts
- design simple housing layouts employing basic principles of urban design.
|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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design
|Keywords||URBAN DESIGN,HOUSING LAYOUT
|Course organiser||Mr Tiago Torres Campos
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803