INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Architecture Master With Thesis
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 567 Landscape Architecture Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 6 + 3 119

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erna Husukic Erna Husukić, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course introduce theories, methods and applications of landscape design. Further, course explore the importance of the form, forces and features of the natural and man-made landscape. Students will be exposed to critical concepts associated with planning, design and environmental issues. In examining a landscape designed for multiple functions (ecological, economic, and social) course addresses importance of sustainable landscape solutions. The course introduce theories, methods and applications of landscape design. Further, course explore the importance of the form, forces and features of the natural and man-made landscape. Students will be exposed to critical concepts associated with planning, design and environmental issues. In examining a landscape designed for multiple functions (ecological, economic, and social) course addresses importance of sustainable landscape solutions.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• Give students fundamental knowledge of landscape architecture
• Introducing the students to methods of analyzing landscape based on performance criteria
• Explore traditional and emerging technologies in landscape architecture
• Develop understanding of students about the ordering principles, aesthetic values and social meanings
• Introducing students the tools, techniques and technologies of design development in landscape architecture
• Encourage students to reach innovative landscape design solutions by hypothesizing, experimenting and learning from practice
• Explore design strategies based on understanding of the complexity of urban landscape

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic

    LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
    Week
    Topic
    1. Defining Landscape Architecture
    2. History of Landscape Design and Ideas.
    3. Representation
    4. The Anatomy of Project
    5. Designing the Landscape Areas
    6. Designing the Landscape Areas
    7. Site and Context. Climate. Land. Water. Plants. Topography. Landscape character.
    8. Midterm
    9. Elements of Visual Design In Landscape
    10. Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture. Spaces. Paths. Edges. Foci. Thresholds
    11. Inhabiting Landscape. Site Planning and Development.
    12. • Design ideology and theory in applied landscape architectural practice. Case reviews of built works including significant gardens, urban designs, recreational areas, corporate landscapes, restored natural sites, heritage sites, waterfront projects etc.
    13. Continuous Productive Urban Landscape
    14. Natural hazards and Landscape Design. Design for Flooding.
    15. Course Overview


      TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
      Description
      • Interactive Lectures
      • Practical Sessions
      • Presentation
      • Discussions and group work
      Description (%)
      Method Quantity Percentage (%)
      Homework10
      Midterm Exam(s)40
      Final Exam150
      Total: 100
      Learning outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the ‘big picture’ comprehensive view of the profession of landscape architecture
      • Obtain the development of landscape architecture within its historical context
      • Identify the major issues in the analysis of a landscape visually and formally, as well as how to relate architecture to broader cultural and social contexts
      • Understand the role of exploration and dialogue in creative design process
      • Demonstrate an understanding of conceptual clarity and expression in landscape architecture
      • Understand the importnace to create sustainable built environments
      • Develop abilities and skills of comparing, critical observing, analysing and evaluating landscape architecture
      • Effectively present project according to the contemporary practices in visual, written, and oral formats and various digital media
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Tim Waterman, The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture, 2009

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15345
      Midterm Examination (1 week)122
      Final Examination(1 week)122
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination15050
      Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 119
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5