NUS BA (Architecture) Year 1 / Semester 2

AR1724 Introduction to Landscape Architecture
NUS BA (Architecture) Year 3 / Semester 1
AR3101a Design 5 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis)
LA3201 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture
NUS BA (Architecture) Year 3 / Semester 2
AR3102a Design 6 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis)
LA4212 Tropical Plant Identification

MLA Year 1 / Semester 1

Modular Credits

LA4701 MLA Studio: Quarter

8

LA5301 Geo Design

4

LA4301 Material and Design

4

LA3201 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture

4

MLA Year 1 / Semester 2
LA4702 MLA Studio: City

8

LA4202 Planting Design

4

LA5302 Detail Design

4

LA4212 Tropical Plant Identification

4

MLA Year 2 / Semester 1
LA5701 MLA Studio: Country

8

LA5201 Policy of Landscape

4

LA5222 Urban Ecology and Design

4

UD5221 Theory and Elements of Urban Design

4

MLA Year 2 / Semester 2
LA5702 MLA Studio: Region

8

LA 5303 – Urban Greening: Technologies and Techniques

4

LA5742 Dissertation

8

BA (Architecture) Year 1 / Semester 2
AR1724 Introduction to Landscape Architecture. This module introduces basic concepts in landscape architecture and
design through a series of lectures and site visits. Urban landscape architecture and tropical climatic considerations are
emphasised.

BA (Architecture) Year 3 / Semester 1
AR3101a Design 5 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis). This studio-based module develops basic skills in landscape
design and marks the 'first-time experience' of architecture students in the field of landscape architectural studio work. It
leads the students into urban and suburban contexts, where landscape 'meets' city and city 'eats' landscape.
LA3201 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. Human inhabitation and intervention on the landscape is traced
from prehistoric times to the present. In particular, the relationship between humans and landscape as presented in
particular traditions and cultures is highlighted. The coverage is broad, including both Eastern and Western traditions and

There is an emphasis on sustainability and tropical design. It leads the students into central urban contexts. The module focuses on developing the knowledge and techniques of site analysis and planning.g. residential. BA (Architecture) Year 3 / Semester 2 AR3102a Design 6 (Landscape Architecture Emphasis). engineering limitations. programme and socio-economic considerations. where architecture 'meets' landscape architecture and built city 'defines' public open space. This studio-based module develops basic skills in landscape design and marks the 'second-time experience' of architecture students in the field of landscape architectural studio work. plazas. highways. The case of the need to extend these forests by recreating them in the urban context will be discussed. This studio-based module develops higher level skills in landscape design and marks the first of four subsequent master-level core studios in landscape design. as well as understanding existing natural land and urban systems will be introduced into the design process. the beautification of place should not be done at the expense of making another landscape look less attractive. Civic spaces like roadsides. The need to be ecological-minded when selecting plants will be emphasised with particular attention being placed on conservation. in which the analysis is supported by contemporary theories and methodologies in landscape and urban ecology. evaluating. using quality plants and then being able to care for them professionally will be covered. This studio-based module develops an appreciation for design skills in tropical landscape design as applied on a large city scale and marks the second of four subsequent master-level core studios in landscape design. the relationship between humans and landscape as presented in particular traditions and cultures is highlighted. Human inhabitation and intervention on the landscape is traced from prehistoric times to the present. The topics of the module include site inventory. The irreplaceable values that natural primary forests have will be emphasised. Project sites will be larger . LA5301 Geo Design. parks and city squares will also be tackled. commercial. scenario techniques. The tool of geographic information system (GIS) is provided for the development of advanced techniques in analyzing. LA4301 Material and Design. industrial. and interactive 3D visualization as well as how geo data and these methods can be incorporated into the planning and design process. LA4212 Tropical Plant Identification. landscape and vegetation modeling. In particular. The creation of a forest within a city. This course will develop skills and explore issues and chances of modeling and understanding the physical and visual aspects of sites and their context using georeferenced digital resources. e. and modeling. is one of its aims. The course will leverage on the experience gained through establishing Singapore as a "Garden City". health and recreation. Lectures will be augmented with field trips which serve illustrate the application of the principles discussed to the ground. Emphasis is on comparative studies between different cultures and traditions rather than on detail and depth of any particular practice of landscape intervention. The discourse on materials is integrated with their design process and application on site. Contemporary urban landscape design bases upon a minimized choice of appropriate materials and high quality of implementation. MLA Year 1 / Semester 1 LA4701 MLA Studio: Quarter. planned and unplanned forms of use and urban characteristics like highest intensities of usage and vandalism. Projects will cover sites with different functions. an "urban forest". Outdoor designs require robust materials that tolerate extreme weather conditions. The appropriate use of non-indigenous plants will also be covered. Emphasis is on comparative studies between different cultures and traditions rather than on detail and depth of any particular practice of landscape intervention. The module is named as "Geo design" because it emphasizes on the systematic thinking of site and site alternatives in broad context.ancient and modern practices. site and landscape assessment. Projects of city quarter scale are undertaken to explore issues of context. The course will start with an appreciation of the immense biodiversity of plants in our region. which are essential for sustainable landscape architecture. architecture design. The business implications to matching the right plant to site. including both Eastern and Western traditions and ancient and modern practices. educational. LA3201 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. Interdisciplinary requirements from planning guidelines. managing. This module provides an understanding of materials as they pertain to landscape design. The coverage is broad. MLA Year 1 / Semester 2 LA4702 MLA Studio: City.

There will be an emphasis on deriving innovative design solutions using ecological and sustainability principles. It also examines the fundamentals of urban design and the factors in the related fields of urban planning. anthropology. is one of its aims. The business implications to matching the right plant to site. UD5221 Theory and Elements of Urban Design. It is an emerging. comprehensive and regional design issues is provided and students are challenged to critique current practice and to reflect on the relevance of landscape policies to society. public health. The irreplaceable values that natural primary forests have will be emphasised. . engineering. A broad sweep of strategic. The application of these theories to the design of urban environments will be examined. Consistency in the use of materials and adaptation of detailing to develop thematic strategies to carry design conceptual ideals are explored. economics. between near and far. The creation of a forest within a city. and between small and large scales are engaged. an "urban forest". urban planning. and ecology. Class assignments will involve graphic and presentational techniques using computer and small-scale modelling to explore architectonic aspects of planting like massing. The course will start with an appreciation of the immense biodiversity of plants in our region. and discussion. The emphasis is in the integration of details in terms of performance and coherence of the overall design. Lectures will present the theoretical concepts and models of thought regarding urban design. colour. Methods to balance economic and human development with ecological aspects are highlighted and discussed both quantitatively and qualitatively. LA5222 Urban Ecology and Design. Urban Ecology is the study of ecosystems that include humans living in cities and urbanizing landscapes. MLA Year 2 / Semester 1 LA5701 MLA Studio: Country. interdisciplinary field that aims to understand how human and ecological processes can coexist in human-dominated systems and help societies with their efforts to become more sustainable. formed and occupied. acting locally – forms the topical framework of design content. and present opportunities for students to interpret and debate the relevance and applications of these modes of thinking and acting on the built environment. With a greater understanding of the various theories. LA4202 Planting Design. This module introduces the different theoretical approaches to urban design and provides the philosophical underpinnings to the various bodies of theories. The need to be ecological-minded when selecting plants will be emphasised with particular attention being placed on conservation. The module aims on tropical design issues in the urban context of Singapore and other tropical countries. using quality plants and then being able to care for them professionally will be covered. The module aims to lead students to critically examine and investigate the many ways through which the city is imagined. this module will serve as a base from which students can develop their own convictions and approaches to urban design. the beautification of place should not be done at the expense of making another landscape look less attractive. lectures and seminars. LA5201 Policy of Landscape. The appropriate use of non-indigenous plants will also be covered. Thinking globally. LA5302 Detail Design. This module presents a review of current topics in landscape architecture and planning considering environmental and nature conservation issues through lectures. The interrelationship and interdependence of parts and whole. Design that favours natural distribution and ecological considerations will be explored.in scale with more complex urban design issues. texture. LA4212 Tropical Plant Identification. form and shape. with projects ranging from peripheral nature conservation sites to mix-use urban centres. landscape architecture. This module reviews design principles in terms of plant design characteristics and responses to environment and seasonal changes. There are two components to the module. This studio-based module investigates the sustainable issues surrounding land development of large scales and marks the third of four subsequent master-level core studios in landscape design. Seminars focus on the discussion and interrogation of influential writings and case studies of urban projects. The course will leverage on the experience gained through establishing Singapore as a "Garden City". It has deep roots in many disciplines including sociology. architecture and landscape architecture that influence the creation of urban spaces. There is an emphasis on plants as unique elements of landscape design. climatology. readings. developed. Both aesthetic and functional uses of plants will be covered. geography. Current examples of local and international designs are presented and discussed. This module covers landscape construction techniques and detailing. Lectures will be augmented with field trips which serve illustrate the application of the principles discussed to the ground. The case of the need to extend these forests by recreating them in the urban context will be discussed.

landscape architects are increasingly called upon to sensitively and creatively introduce landscapes in highly urbanized settings. This studio based module marks the last of four subsequent master-level core studios in landscape design. This process of self-directed inquiry and learning culminates in a substantial piece of written work that demonstrates a critical analysis of the pertinent issues. ecological health. social and economic thinking in the course of generation of designs that shall be realistic and workable. To achieve this. The emphasis of the module is on adopting a scientific process of developing a central question or proposition. The studio integrates ecological. and liveability of the built environment.MLA Year 2 / Semester 2 LA5702 MLA Studio: Region. It presents an opportunity for the student to investigate in depth. technologies used to integrate greenery with the grey and blue elements of the built environment. It emphasizes the role of R&D in a continual process to improve the performance of greening in areas of sustainability. Such dissertation projects complement the research-oriented focus of the school towards the teaching of tropical landscape architecture. tackling landscape design issues in the fast growing urban agglomerations of this region. The final MLA studio is regarded as opportunity for the graduating students to deliver their personal 'master piece'. We intend to work in one of the countries of South East Asia. explains their scientific underpinnings. The dissertation project engages the student in a research project aligned to the academic interests of the student and is conducted under the guidance of a supervisor. It traces the origins of such technologies and techniques as responses to challenges and opportunities in creating a green and ecologically-balanced urban environment. collection of evidence. as well as the use of R&D to develop innovations are important in the skills set of landscape architects. The module is conducted through lectures. LA 5303 Urban Greening: Technologies and Techniques. and producing a structured presentation of arguments in relation to the questions being investigated. Driven by global urbanization trends. . a subject area of intellectual curiosity or of practical relevance to the professional practice of landscape architecture. class discussions and site visits demonstrating real-life applications as well as R&D in progress. and illustrates with examples of real-life applications. and plants as the basic building blocks of functional landscapes. fundamental knowledge of the challenges that the urban environment poses. and the use of scholarly methods in the presentation of arguments and perspectives. solutions to these challenges. LA5742 Dissertation. Topics covered include metrics used to measure greenery. This module introduces students to contemporary and emerging technologies and techniques that have become essential components of urban greening design and practices.