Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

APL8006 : Landscape Architecture Design 2

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To enable students to learn, develop and demonstrate:

- A range of advanced planning and design skills in relation to relatively large scale, extensive and complex landscape issues and problems, with particular reference to large scale master-planning.
- The ability to integrate a variety of complex and conflicting landscape issues, land-uses and functions
- A combination of technical, aesthetic, social and economic competence and realism
- Advanced abilities and skills in responding to a masterplanning brief including:

• Undertaking site surveys and investigations
• Analyses, including historical analysis, landscape character analysis, functional analysis, structure, spatial and other analyses as relevant
• The evaluation and communication of issues, conflicts, opportunities and potentials
• The production and communication of the conceptual basis for the design
• The production of integrated, optimal and sustainable solutions in the form of landscape change (masterplan) proposals
• The illustration and communication of those proposals

To prepare students for undertaking the Major Design Project in Semester 3.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to module.

Project 1: Introductory briefing, theory and methods of landscape master-planning

Weeks 2-7: Site visit, studio based tuition and review, 1 interim review and a final review/assessment.

Week 8: Project 2 Introductory briefing, development of site selection criteria

Week 9-12: Interim review of sites, studio-based tuition, feasibility exercise, initial survey and analysis work, presentation & final review of initial work on selected site

Additional activities will be arranged as appropriate

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyProject work1140:00140:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision106:0060:00Tutorials, critical reviews and site visit
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The design studio is the integrative environment where students can synthesise knowledge from other modules and develop their understanding and skills in the context of a design problem set by tutors. Students are supported in their learning through briefings, site visits, lectures, group working, tutorials and critical reviews. Tutorials and reviews are also the principle means through which students receive feedback on their progress.

Studio tuition and review sessions allow for the Tutors to assist and encourage students in the development of their projects

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation302A70Final critical review & hand-in of project work - organised by the school
Oral Presentation302A30Final critical review & hand-in of project work - organised by the school
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Design/Creative proj2MInterim reviews - important technical tool as well as a way of giving feedback at a set stage of the project
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1. During the normal studio sessions work will be reviewed and tuition carried out on a weekly basis to encourage progression; the interim crit/stage review allows students to learn from each other as well as from the tutor.
2. This reviewing technique also provides practice for the final reviews and for the kind of presentations commonly expected of landscape professionals in practice.
3. The presentation of issues analysis, methodology, concepts and proposals provides students with the opportunity to explain and communicate the development and depth of their knowledge and understanding.
4. Assessment of the graphic representation of the projects indicates the ability of students to select and use appropriate communication techniques and media for landscape planning projects.

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