ECTS credits: 15
Level: D (Advanced)
Grading: A, B, C, D, E, F, Fx
Compulsory for: UPD1
Period: 4 Time (Subject to Change):
Lectures: 48h; Seminars: 24h; Project work: 72h
INTRODUCTORY URBAN DESIGN STUDIO COURSE
Course Responsible 2008: Dr. Daniel Koch, Architect and Researcher (E-mail: email@example.com) Tel: +46 8 790 6021 + Johanna Wiklander, Architect & Critic (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel: +46(0) 706662695
The course presents students with an opportunity to explore deeper specific fields within urban planning and design, such as landscape planning, traffic planning and real estate analysis. It also provides the understanding of the interplay between such fields through practical work.
The objective of the course is to train the students in a deeper theoretical and practical knowledge in specific components and aspects in urban design as well as the handling of the interplay between them. The course includes training in individual and group work as well as presentation techniques.
After completing the course, the student shall:
· Be able to define, investigate and explain different components in urban design
· Be able to present proposals for such components in standard documents (texts and diagrams)
· Be able to apply knowledge of such components in practical cases
In practical exercises and through selection of writings, the students are confronted by the conflicts and interplay between different aspects and perspectives. The aim is to deepen the knowledge and insights of the difficulties and possibilities of producing proposals that take into account the many facets of urban planning and design. The course will also give insights in the many interests and approaches in such projects, especially when it comes to the possibilities to integrate these in an urban structure. All components are to be related directly to urban space, its physical form and domains, as well as to social, economic and environmental aspects.
In the first period the students knowledge of different components is deepened, which can be seen as what Swedish comprehensive planning calls “public interests”. For example: housing, offices, retail, culture, public service, public space, traffic, technical support systems, ecology and historic landmarks. Students analyses as well as relevant literature is followed-up by worked-out proposals focusing on certain components or aspects (ideal plan). The course ends with proposals where all components and aspects are taken into account (synthetic plan).
120 p from architecture, landscape architecture or planning programmes on graduate level. The courses “Concepts and Tools in Urban Analysis” (5 c) and “Urban Theory, Advanced Course” (5 c).
Paper writing (3 c)
Literary test (2 c)
Ideal plan (4 c)
Synthetic plan (1 c)
Will be announced at course start