2017 Landscape Design Studio I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Urban Design and Built Environment
Instructor(s)
Saito Ushio 
Course component(s)
Exercise     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(社工製図室, (Drafting Room), W9-511 )  
Group
-
Course number
UDE.D446
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course discusses the possibility of remodeling our Ookayama campus from the standpoint of the social significance of existence of university or college.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Acquire the design vocabulary, sense of scales, observation skills on people’s behaviours and environments, spatial imagination skills and expression skills that are needed for designing the landscape.
2) Acquire an ability to creatively integrate distinctive elements of open space such as temporal elements of the weather and seasons, unspecified users, unexpected ways of use and issues relating to space management, and an ability to draw a draft expressing these integrated elements.

Keywords

Landscape design, open space, drawing, sense of scales, creativity

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

How each class will be conducted: A lecture on a topic is provided for the first 50 minutes; and for the rest of the class, students learn observation and drawing skills through exercises.
How the subject matter will be covered over the course of teaching: The course teaches work processes of landscape design.
The method of teaching: This course encourages students to multilaterally consider the meaning of drawing by combining lectures with exercises on the same topic.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Instruction, grouping students and choosing the place for exercises Understand the purpose and significance of the class’s exercises.
Class 2 Recognising scales of the open space Acquire the sense of scales by measuring an open space.
Class 3 Introduction to community design Understand an outline of community design and the drawing exercises taught in the class.
Class 4 Discussion for the concept design: thinking of the use Assume the use of space by the community and decide the design concept. Understand the drawing exercises taught in the class.
Class 5 Discussion for the concept design: thinking of spatial arrangements Understand spatial arrangements that realise a design concept and express them with a drawing. Understand the drawing exercises taught in the class and improve the drawing draft.
Class 6 Consideration of a plain view plan: considering scales and the relationship of them Clearly design spatial arrangements, understand the drawing exercises taught in the class and improve the drawing draft.
Class 7 Consideration of a plain view plan: considering the use and materials to be used Decide the details of facilities and furniture, understand the drawing exercises taught in the class and improve the drawing draft.
Class 8 Consideration of a plain view plan: integrating parts for the entirety Complete the plain view plan, understand the instructions of teaching staff and improve the drawing draft.

Textbook(s)

Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture and Randosukepu no Shigoto Kanko Iinkai eds. (2003) “Randoskepu no shigoto – hito to shizen ga ayanasu fukei zukuri no genba [The profession of landscape]”, Shokokusha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Unspecified

Assessment criteria and methods

The teaching staff assess the final work based on such criteria as design vocabulary, sense of scales, observation skills on people’s behaviours and environments, spatial imagination skills and expression skills.

Related courses

  • UDE.D449 : Landscape Design Studio Ⅱ
  • ARC.P302 : Landscape Architecture
  • ARC.P204 : Introduction to Urban Study

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment in the related course is desirable.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Prof.M.Dohi : dohi.m.aa(at)m.titech.ac.jp
Prof.U.SAITO : saito.u.aa(at)m.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

Prof.U.SAITO - West Bidg.9, Rm 501, 5Fl.
Prof.M.Dohi - West Bidg.9, Rm 534, 5Fl.
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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