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Undergraduate Course: Landscape Architecture Design 2B (ARCH08042)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course introduces students to basic principles and methodologies involved in Urban Design, Urban Regeneration and Housing. While conducting fieldwork and taking part in seminars and tutorials, the students will learn about landscape design processes in urban contexts and learn how to assume a critical position towards their design proposals for urban sites in the UK.
Course description This course introduces students to principles and methodologies involved in Urban Design, Urban Regeneration and Housing. It will allow the students to become familiar with landscape design processes in urban contexts on a broad range of scales (from strategy, to masterplanning, to construction detail) and to assume a critical position towards their design proposals for moderately complex urban sites in the UK.
Studio-based activities are supported by fieldwork, lectures, seminars and tutorials. These components support complementary courses in the study of landscape architecture. The course also capitalises on knowledge previously acquired, with regards to fundamental landscape architectural techniques such as detail construction, plant material, planning and ecology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Landscape Architecture Design 1A (ARCH08031) AND Landscape Architecture Design 1B (ARCH08030)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on the MA Landscape Architecture programme.
Additional Costs Materials for drawing and building models, printing costs of material to be presented and handed-in. Estimated cost: £100
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  15
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Fieldwork Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 134 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% portfolio. The portfolio should comprise drawings at the key scales developed during the semester, pictures of the working and final models and reflective texts. Due Week 12.

The portfolio assessment is based on all of the learning outcomes, which are weighted equally.
Feedback Formative assessment and feedback

You will present your work in weeks 5 and 9 as part of a group. You will present your work in week 11 as an individual submission.

You will receive verbal feedback at these stages, except in week 9 where you will receive written feedback for your group work. You will receive regular verbal feedback at tutorial sessions throughout the semester.

Summative feedback

Written summative feedback on the whole project will be given after final submission of a portfolio of work. Summative feedback will include grading based on the course learning outcomes.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of urban design and urban regeneration
  2. Produce creative design proposals for urban contexts at a full range of scales
  3. Demonstrate skill in communicating design proposals through graphic, verbal and written techniques
Reading List
Cullen, G. (1987) The Concise Townscape. Oxford Architectural Press
Gehl, J. (1987) Life between buildings: Using Public Space. Van Nostrand Reinhold
Gehl, J. and Gemzoe, L. (2001) Winning back Public Space. In New City Spaces. Copenhagen: Danish Architectural Press
Density Projects, (2007). A+T Density Series
Designing Streets (2010) Scottish Government
Designing Places (2010) Scottish Government
Hertzberger, H (2000) Space and the Architect: Lessons in Architecture. 010 Publishers
Hillier, B & Hansen, J (1984) The social logic of space. Cambridge University Press
Koolhas, R (1997) S, M, L, XL Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large. Benedict Taschen
Llewelyn-Davies, Urban Design Compendium
Lynch, K (1960) The image of the city. MIT Press
Moughtin, C, (1999) Urban Design Methods and Techniques. Architecture Press
Smith, H. and Ferrari, S. G. (2012 Waterfront Regeneration: Experiences in City-building. New York: Routledge
Solà-Morales, M. (2010) The Impossible Project of Public Space. In In Favour of Public Space. Barcelona: CCCB

PRP Architects, (2002) High Density Housing in Europe: Lessons for London. EM EN ESS
Scottish Development Department, Scottish Housing Handbook 3 HMSO (1977)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On the completion of this course you will:

Improve your generic cognitive skills, namely evaluation of appropriate theoretical and design sources and critical analysis of design precedents

Improve your written and verbal communication skills

Improve your IT skills
Keywordsurban design,urban regeneration,housing,landscape masterplanning
Course organiserMr Miguel Domingues
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Course secretaryMrs Abbie Humphreys
Tel: (01316) 502306
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