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Design Strategies of Asian Gardens (ABPL90402)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90402
Semester 2
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This subject introduces design strategies of Asian gardens and explores the aesthetic values and underlying concepts through lectures, readings and workshops. Gardens in East and South Asia, including China, Japan and Korea, are used as primary cases for investigation, but students can select gardens in other parts of Asia as their case studies for class presentation. After having a fundamental knowledge of design principles of Asian gardens, students will be required to apply those design methods and approaches to formulate creative design responses and generate multiple design outcomes.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

• develop a knowledge of design principles of Asian gardens;
• understand the aesthetic values and underlying concepts of Asian gardens;
• analyse the spatial strategies of Asian gardens; and
• apply those garden design methods and approaches for generating multiple design outcomes and improve their own designing in the future.

Generic skills

  • • Ability to deliver written, verbal and graphic presentation of gained knowledge and ideas • Critical thinking and analysis • Creative response to complex problems • Ability to select appropriate design and assessment approaches • Ability to collaborate with others

Last updated: 21 August 2019