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Site Tectonics (LARC30001)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeLARC30001
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

Students who have successfully completed this subject should 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;
  • Use correct terminology in the description of landform manipulation, grading and drainage;
  • Conceptualise and represent three-dimensional landforms, including use of contour and grading plans, sections and elevations;
  • Produce creative and technically accurate responses to grading and drainage issues clearly defined by design intentions.

Generic skills

Students completing this subject will have developed the following generic skills:

  • Ability to use sketches and diagrams to analyse and communicate design ideas
  • Correct use of technical terminology
  • Three-dimensional conceptualisation and representation
  • Ability to develop creative responses to complex problems.

Last updated: 6 August 2019