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LK0387

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.



Se portfolio instructions on: https://www.slu.se/lam-portfolio/

Information from the course leader

Welcome to the course!

The course introduction will take place on Thursday the 24th of March in Stora Sessionssalen in Slottet (Alnarp Castle) at 9.00.

On Monday the 28th of March we will start a series of light workshops, please be prepaired to work on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening that week (see preliminary schedule for some more detalis).

A study trip with to Stockholm with field work will take place in May, Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th (Friday 6th will not be scheduled). This trip is optional and we we will NOT make reservations for travel or accommodation (feel free to save money and stay with friends or family). You will travel individually to Stockholm (and pay for it) by train or whatever you choose. We will meet in Stockholm at 15.00 (preliminary time) on Monday and end our scheduled activities on Thursday around 14.00. You will meet landscape architects, make field work and have possibilities to go with teachers on site visits. More details will be published in the final schedule for the course.

The design project that is carried out in the later part of the course will be carried out in groups where the groups are responsible of time planning and project leading.

In the course we will push limits of our knowledge and to give the opportunity to elaborate design and material preferences within a set framework. In workshops and short exercises we will e g : explore how to experience spatial design by walking or investigate light/lighting and sound as means of outdoor design. A high rate of physical presence is required, as discussions and confrontations with peer students and supervisors are of great importance to elaborate your ideas.

Looking forward to seeing you !

Jitka Svensson/Stefan Lindberg

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

LK0387-40125 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for LK0387

Academic year 2021/2022

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-M4125)

2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-40074)

2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2020/2021

Design project - Composition and Materiality (LK0387-M4074)

2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Syllabus

LK0387 Design project - Composition and Materiality, 15.0 Credits

Designprojekt – Komposition och materialitet

Subjects

Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Single module 15.0 0101

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

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.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which



Specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:



• landscape architecture

• architecture

• landscape planning

• built environment

• design

• spatial planning

• geography

• 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

Objectives

After 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

Content

The 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 examination

Lecturers 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.

Other information

  • 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 information

Se portfolio instructions on: https://www.slu.se/lam-portfolio/



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 department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0335

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0387 Application code: SLU-40125 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%