Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 18. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. ASBN15 overlaps following cours/es: ASB121. Compulsory for: MSUD1. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Ass. professor Peter Siöström,, Architecture and Built Environment. Prerequisites: At least three years approved full time education at university level (or a Bachelor degree) in architecture, landscape architecture, spatial planning or urban design, or equivalent. Assessment: Approved assignment work, approved completion of the project task and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and group presentations. The qualities of the project assignment and presentation are evaluated and discussed by an examination team comprised of the course examiner, lecturers and external critics after which the examiner decides if the project is considered to fulfil the requirements for a pass. In the case of a non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendments or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass. Further information: Obligatory for those participating in this course is the theoretical course ASBN10 The New Urban Landscape – Theory and Methods. It is also appropriate to take these courses together with course ASBN25 Landscape Architecture and Garden (6 hp).

The aim of this course is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding for landscape components as a point of departure and object for design measures. A further objective of the course is to help the student become well familiar with planning strategies for sustainable built environments in rural and semi-rural zones. In addition, the aim is to develop advanced skills on the part of the student in the design of long-term sustainable environments taking into account cultural environments and their surroundings.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The focus of this course is on the design of the cultural and natural landscape. The predominant part of the course is a design assignment where the students propose new buildings in or adjacent to a large continuous landscape space. In the initial phase the overall environmental objectives for building development in the area are surveyed and problems are defined. The project area is studied and analysed with regard to the existing situation and current developments underway. Based on this analysis, an overall strategy for future building development is formulated, and during the next stage a smaller area is studied in more detail. At different stages themes dealing with sustainable landscape development are dealt with. The end result of the course is a proposal for an in-depth comprehensive plan for the entire space studied, in addition to a detail study in the form of buildings and possible landscape components. Support for the design assignment work is provided by the knowledge and theoretical content included in the parallel course ASBN10 The New Urban Landscape – Theory and Methods. It is also appropriate to study these courses together with course ASBN25 Landscape Architecture and Gardens, where the focus is on artistically advanced landscape design and which aims to inspire and develop the student’s creative design ability.

Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary from year to year.