Site Morphology: Advanced Analysis and Design

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Urban Design engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 level at the Urban Design Engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module focuses on theories and methods relating to site and landscape, with the objective to investigate physical sites as urban landscapes conditioned by spatial, functional, technical and aesthetic properties. The course explores urban environments in section as a mode of analysis and as method of designing; to examine what is above and what is below the surface, as well as to facilitate a transition from analysis to conceptual design in one process.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must demonstrate proficient knowledge of site and landscape analysis, site and landscape theories, and conceptual urban design, observing technical, functional, spatial and aesthetic conditions of sites.
  • Must be able to understand as well as academically reflect on integration of selected technical, functional, spatial and aesthetic conditions of sites to identify and discuss key potentials, problems and concepts.

Skills

  • Must master a wide range of methods and theories relating to site and landscape analysis and conceptual urban design, herein the spatial section as an integrated tool.
  • Must proficiently be able to assess, select, adapt and apply specific methods and theories in an integrated urban design site and landscape analysis and conceptual design.
  • Must be able to communicate site and landscape analysis and conceptual design in proficiently written, visual, spatial and verbal form.

Competences

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in conducting a site and landscape analysis, as well as a conceptual design, using the spatial section as an integrated tool in the design process.
  • Must independently, and in collaboration with others, demonstrate responsibility towards integrating technical, functional, spatial and aesthetic conditions of sites in an analytical and conceptual urban design process.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSite Morphology: Advanced Analysis and Design
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStedets morfologi: Udvidet analyse og design
Module codeAODUM2K203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design