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Design project - Composition and Materiality

The course is an intimate study of design where compositions of different materials in form, colour, texture and other characteristics comprise the medium. The design exercises are characterised by high complexity in interface situations between the functions, forms, ages and expressions of different materials. In the composition exercises, both built materials and vegetation are used, where the properties of the respective materials and their immediate impact and respective dynamics over time are exploited. The student will prepare design proposals where the expression and interaction of different materials are the main components. In experimental studies, the frame of reference is extended with understanding of origins and function-related characteristics of different materials. Questions about the materials relations to cost, durability and maintenance are also important.

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The course evaluation is open between 2024-05-26 and 2024-06-16

Additional course evaluations for LK0387

Academic year 2022/2023

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-40009)

2023-03-22 - 2023-06-04

Academic year 2021/2022

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-40125)

2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-40074)

2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

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Design project - Composition and materiality LK0387, 15 ECTS, 2024, course period 4

Mandatory readings:

Book for Literature Seminar 1:

Dee, Catherine (2012). To Design Landscape. Art, Nature & Utility. London and New York, Routledge.

Mandatory literature below will be available at Canvas

Compendium for Literature Seminar 2:

Bergsjö, A. (2017). *Materials in the outdoor environment and sustainability *(bilingual Swedish/English), Department of Landscape architecture, Planning and Managment

SLU Alnarp [Unpublished manuscript]

Articles for Case Place study:

Francis, M. (2001). A Case Study Method For Landscape Architecture.

Landscape Journal. Vol. 20 (1), 15-29. doi: 10.3368/lj.20.1.15

Szanto, C (2016). The polysensory dynamics of ambiance. Exemple of a Japanese garden (Murin-an).

Journal articles for light workshop:

Fontenell, C V (2008). *The importance of lighting **to the experience of architecture - the lighting approach in architectural competitions. *KTH. Kvalitetsfr%C3%A5gor-Fontenelle/8b8936e12ac1153f8142f6ae8cc1728af4db19a2

Moyer, J L (2013). The landscape lighting book. 2. ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley

Luminous Composition, 19-32, Public Spaces 205-209, Plant Materials 221-228.

Matusiak, B., Fridell Anter, K., Arnkil, H., Klarén, U. (2011). *PERCIFAL – Perceptual spatial analysis of color and light. Background and study guidelines *SYN-TES Report 2E, Publisher: The Perception Studio/ Konstfack - Univ. College of Arts, Crafts and Design


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Journal articles for sound workshop:

Brown, A. L., Muhar, A. (2007). *An approach to the acoustic design of outdoor space. *Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Volume 47 (6), 827-842.

Cerwén, G. (2020) *Listening to Japanese gardens II: expanding the soundscape action design tool. *Journal of Urban Design Volume 25 (5), 607-628.

Hosanna research project, (2013) *Novel solutions for quieter and greener cities. *Summary broschure, The project was funded from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007– 2013) under grant agreement n° 234306, collaborative project HOSANNA. [Unpublished material]

Rasmussen, S. E. (1964). Experiencing architecture. 1. ppk ed. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. 224-237. Schafer, R. M. (1994[1977]). The soundscape: our sonic environment and the tuning of the world. Rochester, Vt.: Destiny Books. 3-12, 205-213

Articles for fieldwork:

Treib, M. (ed), Andersson, T. (1993). *Erik Glemme and the Stockholm park system. *Modern Landscape architecture: A critical review

Andersson, T. (2012). *Landscapes of resistance. *Paisea Landscape Architecture Magazine. (8), 4-11. Isling, B. (2005). *A typology for the parks of Stockholm. *Garden History 32(2):248

DOI: 10.2307/4150384

Sundström, E. (2004). The Restoration of Norr Mälarstrand: A linear park of the Stockholm School.

Garden History Vol. 32(2), 272-278.

*Skogskyrkogården. *World heritage list, no 558 Information course compendium.

A list for further optional reading will be published on Canvas.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master's Programme Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1F)
Subject: Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0387 Application code: SLU-40035 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%