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.
Additional course evaluations for LK0387
Academic year 2020/2021Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-40074) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2020/2021Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-M4074) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
LK0387 Design project - Composition and Materiality, 15.0 CreditsDesignprojekt – Komposition och materialitet
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which
Specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• spatial planning
• landscape science
• environmental science
and an approved portfolio accordning to specific instructions. See link for portfolio instructions during additional information.
OR 150 credits from a Landscape Architecture programme at SLU or an Erasmus partner University
and the equivalent of 15 credits in Landscape Architecture on second cycle level
English 6 or equivalent
ObjectivesAfter completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- prepare design proposals where the expression and interaction of different materials are the main components
- understand the origins and function-related characteristics of different materials and apply this knowledge in compositions and new applications of materials
- evaluate different materials in relation to cost, durability and maintenance
- fulfil conceptual ideas in complex situations to functioning compositions
- formulate ideas, proposals and reflections, both graphically and verbally
ContentThe course is an intimate study of design where spatial compositions and 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. In experimental studies, the frame of reference is extended.
The emphasis in the course is on shorter and longer exercises, both individual and group, that are presented and critically discussed. Lectures, study trips and picture and literature seminars are important elements in the articulation of knowledge
The course comprises lectures, literature seminars (mandatory), reviews (mandatory), field work with mandatory exercises, workshops, independent studio work and independent writing work.
The course gives 15 skills training credits for students in the Landscape Architecture Programme.
Formats and requirements for examinationLecturers will evaluate the quality of compulsory assignments submitted and presented by students, particularly the design assignments. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start. Students’ knowledge and ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions will also be assessed in picture and literature seminars.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationLink to portfolio instructions:
High attendance during the independent studio work in group is strongly recommended and necessary.
Previous studies in material and construction are recommended.
Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Students admitted to Landscape Architecture – Master´s Progamme 2011-2019 are eligible for the course
Responsible departmentDepartment of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
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
Subject: Landscape ArchitectureCourse code: LK0387 Application code: SLU-40125 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%