Design project - Composition and Materiality
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
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Academic year 2021/2022
2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05
Academic year 2020/2021
2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2020/2021
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, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1F)
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 informationSe 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
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
- Literature list 2022 [Literature list 2022] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/LK0387/40125.2122/Literature_list__2022.pdf)