LARC30150 Landscape Studio 3 A

Academic Year 2021/2022

The module encourages an approach to construction detailing for designed landscape which is integrated with the creative design process and based on a review and processing of physical materials in the workshop and studio, using the tools and equipment available. Drawing exercises focus on exploration of materials, setting out and construction detailing. The emphasis is on integration of function, form, making and materials. Students are expected to state their intentions, explore the physical attributes of selected materials, to demonstrate the coherence of their proposals, and (subject to conditions, or restrictions) construct 1:1 scale interventions.

Work stages may include both group and individual work. A joint project of a duration of approximately two weeks may be offered with students of civil/structural engineering. Interim submission requirements assist the students in planning their work, but students are expected to work in an increasingly independent fashion in this studio, to question, test and develop their own work using appropriate representational means.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate (i) ability to develop and critique projects in an individual and group setting (ii) ability to analyse and represent site context (iii) understanding of the influence of site constraints on design development (iv) ability to make and represent appropriate detailed design interventions in a given context (v) understanding of issues concerning appropriate choice and use of materials (vi) ability to research appropriate subject matter and physical materials relatively independently and to use such research in support of design (vii) improved familiarity with the physical attributes of materials and ways in which multiple materials can be fixed together at 1:1 scale (viii) ability to work and think independently, and to make choices when confronted with conflicting information or advice.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module promotes action-based learning (subject to conditions or restrictions), independent thought and project planning, three-dimensional and four-dimensional awareness, awareness of sustainability in the selection of materials for construction, awareness of proportion and human scale. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

LARC 20150

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LARC20150 - Landscape Studio 2A, LARC20160 - Landscape Studio 2B

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Broken down into work stages Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The module is studio and workshop based and involves drawing, model making, processing of sample materials and sometimes construction of sample materials outdoors on campus, therefore it is subdivided into several 'work stages' across the semester. These are assessed on the due date and feedback is given verbally within several days or the following teaching date. Additionally, a joint, group activity may be included with engineering students, during a period of approximately two weeks. This activity is assessed separately by teaching staff from landscape architecture and engineering.

Name Role
Mr Luke Byrne Tutor
Mr Philip Doran Tutor
Ms Angela Hayles Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 09:00 - 12:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 14:00 - 17:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Mon 09:00 - 12:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 12 Mon 09:00 - 12:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 14:00 - 17:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 3 Tues 16:00 - 17:50