NIGK15015U Landscape Studio
MSc Programme in Landscape Architecture
Landscape Studio is an advanced design course
where students train individual and
collective skills in a group-design
process. The ability to formulate design solutions,
strategies, planning- and methods of analysis into structures of
transformation in time, place, and programme constitutes
a core component of the course. This is because landscapes that are
studied and planned for embody interpretation of the past,
understanding of the present and expectations for the future.
Society is constantly undergoing transformations that impact the landscape profession. Such issues are addressed in the course and this is why themes are different from year to year depending on professional and social significance.
The field of the issues are space and works in their context meaning urban landscapes that creates the framework for movement and pause, experience, remembrance and recognition. Besides the well known genres such as historical and modern parks and gardens, squares and streets, cemeteries and recreational landscapes, residential areas, institutions and businesses the course focuses on damaged and derelict landscapes like costal-, harbour- and industrial areas that are in transformation towards new use, new aesthetics and new meaning.
Taking a position on the situation of any landscape is part of all projects as is taking a position on the relation between building and landscape. Architectonic craftsmanship is trained through programming and through proposals for transformation of urban landscapes. Therefore priority is to assemble knowledge of terrain (modelling), knowledge of construction and materials, water circulation and plant growth into coherent landscapes. The ability to think specially, social and artistically, to understand the significance of a work of art is trained throughout the course as well as the ability to evaluate the quality of own- and others works. As a core learning experience the course entails a fieldtrip (mandatory) as a part of the design process.
The main aims of the course is to provide academic,
professional, artistic, and scientific competence in problem
solving related to landscape architecture through project work of
different scale. The aim of the project work itself is to gain
insight into (1) analysing and structuring of complicated landscape
related problems into (2) spatial programming and
conceptualisation, describing, and reflecting on the biological
regulating aspects and social communicating aspects that embody
works of landscape architecture and thereby (3) communicate issues
of landscape architecture that deal with the relationship between
nature and man.
Please see Absalon course page.
Students are expected to be present and to participate in course activities during studio hours. Students are expected to meet the handin's during the course, participate in presentations and critiques, written assignment (project report) and posters for the examination.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, during courseOral examination, 20 minutesThe examination concists of an oral examination and will address issues relating to the theme project. The project (including assignments produced throughout the course) accounts for 80 % of final the grade and the oral exam for 20 %.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
A written assignment related to the course project handed in prior to an oral exam, 20 minuttes. The project accounts for 80 % of final the grade and the oral exam for 20 %.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please refer to learning outcome.
- Project work