Course detail

Landscape Architecture

FA-ZAA-TEAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course builds on core urban design courses dealing with functional, operational, and spatial relations. In the lectures students are introduced to the development of landscape and garden art, the current concepts of the discipline and its relation to urban design and architecture. The lectures and seminars are also focused on comprehensive design of urban environment, i.e. on paved surfaces, street furniture, water features and works of art. The emphasis is on the use of plants in urban design and the principles and rules of using greenery in design. In the lectures and seminars students are acquainted with inspirational realisations of city and landscape environment.
In the study programmes “Architecture and Urban Design” the course is part of the theoretical courses.

Department

Department of Urban Design (UU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

JELLICOE, Geoffrey Alan and Susan JELLICOE. The landscape of man: shaping the environment from prehistory to the present day. 3. vyd. London: Thames and Hudson, 2000. 408 s. ISBN 0-500-27819-9. (EN)
HOLDEN, Robert. New landscape design today. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2003. 192 s. ISBN 1 85669 290 6. Holden, Robert. New landscape design today. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2003. 192 s. ISBN 1 85669 290 6. (EN)
LYNCH, Kevin. The Image of the City. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1960. ISBN 9780262620017 (EN)
MOSTAEDI, Adrian. Landscape design today. Barcelona: Carles Broto & Josep Maria Minguet, 175 s. ISBN 84-89861-97-8. (EN)
SPENS, Michael. Modern landscape. New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2003. 239 s. ISBN 0 7148 4155 2. (EN)
GOTHEIN, Marie Luise. Geschichte der Gartenkunst, 1. a 2.díl, Jena: Eugen Diederichs, 1926. (DE)
DUNNETT Nigel. Naturalistic Planting Design: The Essential Guide. Bath: Filbert Press, 2019. 240 p. ISBN 9780993389269. (EN)
DUNNETT Nigel and James HITCHMOUGH. The Dynamic Landscape: Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting. London and New York: Taylor & Francis, 2004. 336 p. ISBN 978-0415438100. (EN)
DUNNETT Nigel and Noel KINGSBURY. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls. Portland: Timber Press, 2008. 256 p. ISBN 978-0881929119. (EN)
BLAKE Jimi and Noel KINGSBURY. A beautiful obsession: Jimi Blake´s world of plants at Hunting Brook Gardens. Bath: Filbert Press, 2019. 240 p. ISBN 978-1999734527. (EN)
WALLINGTON Jack. Wild about Weeds: Garden Design with Rebel Plants. Laurence King Publishing, 2019. 176 p. ISBN 978-1786275301 (EN)
Piet OUDOLF. Planting the natural garden. Portland: Timber Press, 2019. 288 p. ISBN 978-1604699739 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Based on the theoretical knowledge, students will develop a design for a selected area in urban or landscape environment. They will apply the principles of designing a renovation of public spaces containing greenery, paved surfaces and street furniture. The final design should revitalise, modernise, or completely change the use of the existing space.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. The development of landscape architecture and garden art I (gardens of antiquity, medieval gardens, modern gardens)
2. The development of landscape architecture and garden art II (gardens of the 19th century – formal garden, collection and introduction of new plant species, city park)
3. The development of landscape architecture and garden art III (organic and modernist gardens, outdoor room, gardens designed to be viewed from above, gardens in the natural environment, structural gardens)
4. Application of natural elements in human settlements and their meaning for sustainable development
5. Detail in the present-day landscape design
6. Land art in landscape design
7. Work on design assignment

Aims

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N_A+U Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Seminar

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer