This module activates theories and methodologies concerning site and investigates the site as an urban landscape of technical and aesthetic features. Thus, the module draws on subjects such as Landscape Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, site mapping and spatial development, as well as geotechnical methods and theories; all of which contribute to the understanding of the site as a living organism. This course works with the spatial section as a tool in order to examine what is above and what is below the surface in order to facilitate a movement from analysis to conceptual design in an integrated process - a process within which, technique, nature and aesthetics mutually influence each other, and are parts of the same totality.
Students who complete the module:
• Must exhibit knowledge of natural processes and their effect on technical and formal considerations relating to landscape and urban design
• Must be able to understand theories and methods relating to sites and technical and aesthetic landscapes
• Must be able to understand theories and methods relating to geotechnical conditions; among these knowledge about soil conditions and ground water conditions, as well as knowledge of the methods used to solve geotechnical and foundation problems.
• Must be able to apply theories and methods relating to the site seen as a result of natural processes
• Must be able to utilise analytical and methodological tools in the determination of site characteristics, origin and development and further to use this information as a catalyst for design proposals and the generation of form and space
• Must be able to work with sectional models, using this technique as both an analytical and a conceptual design tool
• Must be able to understand the site as being made up of what occurs both above and below the surface, as well as it being constructed of both technical and aesthetic elements
• Must be able to understand what a geotechnical report is and what constitutes the content of such a report
• Must be able to reflect upon the interdependency and mutual influence that the built and natural environments have on each other
• Must be able to present the movement from analysis to conceptual design as an integrated proposal through the use of sectional models
• Must be able to communicate knowledge of and methods relating to the geological conditions of the soil
See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.
|Name of exam||Site Morphology and Landscape Techniques|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the framework Provisions.|
|Study Board||Study Board of Architecture & Design|
|Department||Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|