Course Title: Landscape Architecture Environments 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Environments 3

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1350

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

ARCH1350

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Ata Tara

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: ata.tara@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The landscape architecture environments stream gives you the opportunity to study, explore, research and challenge notions of landscape processes, landscape systems and landscape materials. You will study the complexity and dynamic processes of environments through a wide range of design based learning activities such as drawing, documenting, mapping, recording, researching, making, fabrication and prototyping.

The environments stream consists of four distinct courses: environments 1-4

Environments 3, the third course in the course sequence, focuses on structural and material aspects of landscape architecture through processes of built form. The course assumes and builds on the knowledge and skills that you have gained in environments 1 and 2.
You will apply material and construction techniques to concepts of dynamic landscape systems to evaluate performative qualities in relation to landscape processes through prototyping and modeling tasks. You will document your work in a design documentation package.

You will investigate structures, materials, techniques and processes of construction in landscape architecture through fabrication and design investigations in small-scale prototyping. Aspects of the course focus on landscape architecture specific documentation drawing sets, modeling and site manipulation.

Learning activities include field trips, lectures and workshops that involve making and analog and digital fabrication tasks through which you will investigate structures and material processes in landscape architecture.

This course is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design, in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context, projects and placements and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

Critically apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge incorporating ecological, cultural, economic and ethical issues of landscape architecture in the medium of design using a range of design methods and practices.

Communicate using a range of forms and media to clearly and coherently present ideas, which are informed by the underlying principles and concepts of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture.

Refer to technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture to describe, critique, modify and utilize relevant and innovative forms of design for professional work in the discipline.
 


Course learning outcomes (CLO)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply material and construction techniques to landscape systems
  2. Evaluate performative aspects of structures and material in landscape systems
  3. Investigate structures, materials, techniques, and processes in material landscapes
  4. Produce drawing documentation sets that demonstrate your understanding of landscape structures, materials and construction technique


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in environments 3 involve field research, lectures, tutorials and workshops.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
The University Library has extensive resources for Landscape Architecture students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/landscape-arch

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Tristan Badham, tristan.badham@rmit.edu.au
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include documentation drawing sets, models and 1:1 prototypes, research documents in digital and analog formats.

Assessment may include drawing sets, mappings or design tasks that are specific to scale and type of drawing such as plan, section, layer diagram.

Assessment Task 1 - 35% (linked to CLO 2,4)

Assessment Task 2 - 30% (linked to CLO 2,3)

Assessment Task 3 - 35% (linked to CLO 1,4)

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. Feedback will also be provided verbally throughout the semester in class through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and drawings.

Equitable Learning Services
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

Assessment Policy
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures outlined in the Assessment and assessment flexibility policy.

Student Charter
The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.