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0500202DesignStudio2(LandscapeandUrbandesign) 1CourseGeneralInformation

College: Course Title: Architecture and Planning Design Studio 2 (Landscape Architecture and Urban design) 0500-202 Course Code (CRN): Contact Hours: 8 2nd Year 0500-201 Design Studio 1 (Architectural and Interior Design)

Course Number and Code (CRN): Credit Hours: Level-Year: Pre-requisites: 4

The course builds on the outcome of previous design studio. Students' previous design project is utilized and incorporated in this studio. The course emphasis is on small scale projects stressing on design principles and composition (form-function relationships); landscape design, site planning, and urban planning processes; standards and design criteria; as well as meaning of form and space. It will address simple design problem solving and will try to improve students graphics and presentation skills. The course also focuses on important issues of landscape and urban design, which are related to the site; such as: views, topography, circulation (pedestrian and vehicular), orientation, hierarchy of spaces (private, semi-private, semi-public, and public), hard and soft landscape elements.

Understanding design principles both functional and visual. Demonstrating an understanding of composition: form-function relationships, zoning, and context. Showing clear understanding of design process. Generating design ideas that address specific design problems. Understanding the meaning of form (aesthetic) and functions (criteria) Understanding relationships between various components: spaces and masses. - Demonstrating abilities to use graphics: using appropriate scale to draw plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and producing models.

Topics Week# Contacthours 16

- General introduction to the course - assignment 1 case study about universities. 1(1st - Collect Cast Studies - Introduction to Lanscape Architecture Urban Design Site Inventory and Design process Shaban) - Presentation for the best Case studies Dividing students work groups for Site Inventory (Lecture in regards of Site characteristics with Environmental Context); ThenSite visit (U.o.D Campus). - Review of Collected Data (Morning); Then Integrity with Application of Site Inventory Data (Afternoon in Studio). 2(8th - Lecture about Landscape and Urban Design Guide lines about Analysis Shaban) - Preparing and Starting Site Analysis (Lecture and Application in Studio). - Site Analysis in Studio (Lecture and Application in Studio) and S.W.O.T analysis 3(15th - Doing S.W.O.T analysis Shaban) - JURY of Inventory and Analysis (Morning); and JURY of INCOMPLETE STUDENTS; Then Enhancing Work (Afternoon-in Studio) and Introducing Criteria of Action area Selection with defining Case Studies (Visiting Library). 4(22sn - Presentation of Selected Action Area and Case Study (Applying Research Methods in Studio). - Program; Functional Diagram and Matrix Relationship (Lecture and Application in Studio). Shaban) - JURY of Program; Functional Diagram and Matrix Relationship (The Previous Data should be Available); Enhancing Work (Afternoon-in Studio). 5(29th - Hard and soft landscape design elements and Development of Concept (in Studio). - Reviewing Concept Development (in Studio). Shaban) - JURY of Concept Development and (The Previous Data should be Available); Enhancing Work (Afternoon) - Development of Plan and Sections Including Lighting. 6(6th - Reviewing Development of Plan and related Sections. Ramadan) - JURY of Developed plan and related sections (The Previous Data should be Available); Enhancing Work (Afternoon). - Enhancing Design of the Action area with Presentations of three dimensional images. 7(13Th - Model Making in Studio. Ramadan)






- Pre-Final Jury (Morning); Enhancing Work (Afternoon).

- FINAL JURY (Monday 17 Ramadan / 14 August).

AKnowledge Knowledgeon landscapeandurban designbasics. Offeringsimplified designapproaches foraspecificbuilding site. BCognitiveSkills Helpstudentsto developa perceptionofthe spatialrelationships betweenbuildings andspaces. Helpstudentsto developan awarenessofthe aestheticsof landscape architecture. Helpstudentsto developa perceptionofthe landscapeand urbandesign methodsand techniques. Lectures, discussions, assignments,visual stimulationsusing images,power pointpresentations andvideosand animations. CInterpersonal Skillsand Responsibility Helpstudentsto developtheskills ofpresentation andconveying theirdesignideas tofellow students,faculty, andothers. DNumerical& CommunicationSkills Numericalskillsare limitedtothe calculationof residential occupancyand density. Communication skillsarerelatedto presentingand conveyingdesign concepts. EPsychomotor Skills Notapplicable




Descriptionoftheknowledgeto beacquired

Teachingstrategiestobeusedtodevelop thatknowledge

Instructionsalong withvisual stimulationusing imagesfrombooks andwebsites. Givingthestudents regularhandoutsand guidethemtouseful references. Exposestudentsto reallifedesign problemsandcase studies.

Studio discussionswith tutorsandfellow students.

Exposestudentsto thecalculationof thedesign densities,road networksand parkinglots. Communication skillsthrough conveyingtheir designschemes.


Assessment Assessmenttask Weekdue Proportionoffinal Assessment

Maintainingaregular discussions,critiques, assignments,sketch designs,andjuries.


Discussions, assignments, seminars,and critiques.

Seminarsand presentations.

Quizzes, examinationand assignments,and presentation evaluation.


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Term work (Assignments) and Performance in Studio Various juries Pre final submission Final jury

17 3,4,5,6 7 7


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7Textbooks&ReferenceMaterialsRecommended RequiredTextBooks:
- Urban Design Associates: The Urban Design Handbook: Techniques and Working Methods. New York: W.W. Norton and Co. 2005. - Ching, Francis D. K.: Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996. - Booth, Norman, K.: Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design. New York: Elsevier, -. - Reid, Grant W.: From Concept To Form In Landscape Architecture, New York: Van Nostrand. Reinhold, 1993.

- Scott Van Dyke: From Line to Design: Design /Graphics/Communication, Third Edition 1990, Van Nostrand Reinhold. - Grant W. Reid, Landscape Graphics: From concept sketch to presentation rendering, 1987, Whitney Library of Design. - De Chiara, J. and Koppelmen: Urban Planning and Design Criteria. 3rd Edition. Van Host Reinhold, 1982. - Krier, Rob: Urban Space. London: Academy Editions, 1979. - Moughtin, Cliff: Urban Design, Methods and Technique. NY: Architectural Press, 1999. - Tibbalds, Francis: Making People-Friendly Towns. Improving The Public Environment; in: Towns and Cities. New York: Spon Press, 2001.

ElectronicMaterials,WebSites: an+design&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=7p0SSoyRL5O7jAfBz725BA&sa=X&oi=book_res ult&ct=result&resnum=11