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Site Tectonics (ABPL20047)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20047
Semester 1
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This subject introduces landscape as a three-dimensional space. Aspects of site grading and earthwork manipulation will be explored, including their experiential and functional implications. The Importance of landform modelling to the design vocabulary of landscape architecture will be introduced, alongside principles of technical and representational techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of this subject students will be able to:

  • Understand site grading and earth manipulation from functional, aesthetic and ecological perspectives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical aspects of site grading
  • Understand and apply a range of representational techniques associated with designing landform
  • Correct use of terminology in the description of landform manipulation, grading and drainage
  • Three-dimensional conceptualisation and representation of landform including use of contour and grading plans, sections and elevations.
  • Creative and technically accurate responses to grading and drainage issues clearly defined by design intentions.

Generic skills

  • Use of sketches and diagrams to analyse and communicate.
  • Correct use of technical terminology.
  • Three-dimensional conceptualisation and representation.
  • Creative response to complex problems.

Last updated: 23 July 2019