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APL8009 : Landscape Architecture Studio 3: Landscape Construction

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop understanding of the materials used in landscape architectural design, and the ways that these can be used in the process of construction. The module includes earthworks, grading and drainage, but the emphasis is upon hardworks, rather than the use of softworks (i.e. planting) which is covered in other modules.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction – city centre walkabout
Surveying, grading and earthworks
Drainage
Waterbodies: formal and informal
Concrete
Stone
Paving
Brickwork
Freestanding walls
Retaining walls and other stabilising structures
Metalwork
Timberwork
Outdoor lighting
Outdoor furniture and fittings
Play areas / sports surfaces

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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops104:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork24:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1152:00152:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Weekly workshops combine taught content with practical exercises, developing the both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Private study is required to increase familiarity with materials and construction techniques. As the module progresses students learn to synthesise previous learning in the production of more complex hardworks details.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M60Design exercises (drawn) and drawn tasks (10)
Design/Creative proj2M40‘Take-away’ design exercise (2)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The acquisition of knowledge and skills is tested each week by shorts tests and exercises initiated during the workshops. These are collected into a portfolio for submission at the end of the module. In the last two weeks of the module, students are required to synthesize their knowledge in the completion of two more substantial design exercises.

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