15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts associated with the basic materials of landscape design, how they are commonly used and configured in practice, how landscape architects specify these materials in projects and how landscape architects communicate their spatial arrangement and configuration through appropriate detailed drawings for construction. The module will explore key aspects of the landscape architecture profession, including how to shape the exterior environment with the aim of providing a range of benefits for both humans and the broader natural environment through the judicious use of a range of materials including ground, vegetation, and hard materials with the aim of indirectly shaping and managing other fundamental markers of landscape space, including water, sky, and animal life (including humans).

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Landscape Architecture):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK