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Landscape Architecture

  • Course Code :
    ARC 453
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Develop landscape design process awareness (including data gathering and analysis). 2. Develop the ability to study, analyse and solve a complex of design problems that relate to the outdoor environment. 3. Develop drawing and representation techniques. 4. Present the vocabulary, significance, characteristics, potential uses and design guidelines for landform, buildings, pavements, site structures and water-features in landscape architecture design. 5. Gain a basic understanding of the significance and use of the major physical components of the outdoor environment. 6. Establish solid links between different disciplines of landscape architecture, architecture design and urban design. 7. Test different design alternatives.

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This course introduces the approaches, techniques and tools of Landscape Architecture. This is to understand the different five elements of the landscape; landform, water, vegetation, site furniture and paths. The students will be able to apply the design process of the landscape ar projects of different scales.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1 Interpret elements of landscape design.
2- a2 Identify historical background of the world’s landscape.
3- a3 List different landscape architecture ideas and their applications in different projects.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1 Evaluate different landscape projects
2- b2 Generate alternative solutions according to different environmental conditions

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1 Design different landscape solutions and projects that integrate program, materials and Structure
2- c2 Prepare detailed drawings of landscape architecture applications and site design
3- c3 Express the ideas and concepts by 3d models

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1 Work in teams.
2- d2 Use different techniques and photography with focusing on manual techniques to present concept and ideas.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
introduction to the Scope of specialization in LA and interdisciplinary professional practice Introduction to the Elements of LA, Class work: Class Organization. 4 2 2
Lecture: The Land form / Design Process: (Inventory and Site Analysis) Classwork: follow up and correction of the 1st exercise 4 2 2
Lecture: Water elements / Design Process: Zoning and conceptual  plan   Classwork: 1st project brief  4 2 2
Lecture: Vegetation / Design process: Structural Plan Classwork: Site analysis and site inventory of the project 4 2 2
Lecture: Paths/ Design Process: The master plan Classwork: Zoning and concept of the project 4 2 2
Lecture: Site furniture   Classwork: Follow up on the conceptual plan 4 2 2
Lecture: Discussion of student researches (1) Classwork: discussion of the Draft master plan Lecture: Discussion of student researches (1) Classwork: discussion of the Draft master plan 4 2 2
Submission of the first project 4 2 2
Lecture: Discussion of student researches (2) Classwork: Introduction to the second project   4 2 2
Follow up on the site inventory and analysis 4 0 4
Follow up and discussion of the conceptual plan and zoning  4 0 4
Pin up of the structural plan + Discussion 4 0 4
Pre‐final assessment of the Master plan + Discussion  4 0 4
Final follow up 4 0 4
Final Submission for the 2nd Project  4 0 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lecture.
Research
Class Work

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00 a1, a2, a3, a4, b1, b2
Performance & Participation 10.00
Year work: 1st Exercise 5.00
Year work: First project 20.00
Year Work: Second project 25.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

No course notes are required.

Periodicals :

•Total Landscape Care Magazine •Landscape Magazine •Lawn & Landscape, UK. •Total Landscape Care Magazine •Landscape Magazine •Lawn & Landscape, UK. •Landscape Architecture, magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects •Fine Gardening American magazine •“Canadian Gardening”, Canadian magazine. •“Horticulture” The Art & Design of smart gardening magazine, UK. • “The English Garden”, UK. • “Contractor Landscape + Landscape Manager Magazine”, Australia. • “Easy Container gardens” magazine. • “Luxury Landscapes”, America. •“The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography” is produced by the experts at Digital SLR Magazine. •“JOLA” Journal (International Journal of Landscape Architecture)

Web Sites :

http://www.gardendesign.com/  http://www.informationvine.com/home-garden/outdoor-living/landscaping/bestmagazines-landscape-design-ideas  http://www.thebutterflysite.com/gardening.shtml  http://www.freeconstructionmagazines.com/landscape-magazines/

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