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M. ARCH (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE) – FULL TIME CURRICULUM (REGULATIONS 2009)

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Common to M. Arch., M. Arch. (Digital Arch.) and M. Arch. (Landscape Arch.) 1. AA 9111 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I 2. 3. AA 9112 Architecture and Critical Theory AA 9113 Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes 4. AA 9114 Sustainable Architecture and Building Design 5. AA 9115 Urban Design Studio Sub Total 2 0 6 5 19 2 0 6 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 3

SEMESTER II 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. LN 9121 LN 9122 LN 9123 LN 9124 LN 9125 LN 9126 Planting and Horticultural practices Geology and Soils Hydrology and Micro Climate Landscape Ecology and Planning Landscape Construction I Landscape Design Studio I Sub Total 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 3 3 3 3 3 6 21

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Tutorial S. 13.M. 22. LN 9153 LN 9154 Landscape Management Computer applications &management information systems 27. LN 9155 Application of GIS in Landscape Design L 3 3 3 3 P 0 0 - S 0 0 - C 3 3 3 3 3 3 - - 3 3 3 - - 3 L.Credits 88 . AA 9131 Research Methodologies in Architecture AA 9153 GIS Modeling in Urban Planning LN 9151 LN 9152 Sustainability & Energy Conservation in Landscape architecture Computer applications &management information systems 25. LN 9131 LN 9132 LN 9133 ****** LN 9134 LN 9135 Planting Design Environmental Legislation and EIA Advanced Landscape Construction II Elective I Dissertation Advanced Landscape Design Studio II Sub Total 3 3 1 * 0 0 0 0 0 * 0 0 0 0 4 * 6 12 3 3 3 3 3 6 21 SEMESTER IV 18. 14. 15. 16. 26. LN 9141 Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture 19.Studio C. Arch (Landscape Architecture) 21. 24. * ** * * * LN 9142 Elective II Thesis Sub Total * 0 * 0 * 16 3 8 14 3 0 0 3 Total no of credits required for the award of the degree 75 List of Electives. 17.Lecture T. 20.SEMESTER III 12. 23.

) AA 9112 Architecture and Critical Theory 3 0 0 AA 9113 Traditional and Contemporary Landscapes LN 9131 LN 9133 Planting Design Advanced Landscape Construction II Sub Total 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8.. (Digital Arch. Arch. AA 9111 Contemporary Processes in Architectural Design I 2. 6. Arch. LN 9121 LN 9122 LN 9123 LN 9125 Planting and Horticultural practices Geology and Soils Hydrology and Micro Climate Landscape Construction I Sub Total 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 3 12 SEMESTER III Two courses common to M. (Digital Arch.) and M. 3 3 3 3 12 89 .. (Landscape Arch. ARCH (Landscape Architecture– Part Time . 10.) 1.) and M. 5. 11. Course Code Course Name SEMESTER I Common to M. (Landscape Arch. Arch. Arch. Arch. M. AA 9115 Urban Design Studio Sub Total 2 0 6 5 13 2 0 6 5 3 0 0 3 L P S C SEMESTER II 4. 7.ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI: : CHENNAI. No. AA 9114 Sustainable Architecture and Building Design 3.Day Time CURRICULUM (REGULATIONS 2009) S. M. Arch. 9.600 025 UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS M.

M. (Landscape Architecture) 21.Practical S. 22. LN 9124 ****** LN 9126 Landscape Ecology and Planning Elective I Landscape Design Studio I Sub Total 0 * 0 0 * 0 0 * 12 3 3 6 12 SEMESTER V 15. Arch. LN 9141 Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture 19.Credits . LN 9153 LN 9154 Landscape Management Computer applications &management information systems 27.SEMESTER IV 12. ****** LN 9142 Elective II Thesis Sub Total Total no of credits required for the award of the degree * 0 * 0 * 16 3 8 14 75 3 0 0 3 List of Electives.Studio 90 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 L. 20. 24. AA 9131 Research Methodologies in Architecture AA 9153 GIS Modeling in Urban Planning LN 9151 LN 9152 Sustainability & Energy Conservation in Landscape architecture Computer applications &management information systems 25. 26. LN 9132 LN 9134 LN 9135 Environmental Legislation and EIA Dissertation Advanced Landscape Design Studio II Sub Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 3 3 6 12 SEMESTER VI 18. 23. 14. 17.Lecture C. 16. 13. LN 9155 Application of GIS in Landscape Design P.

15 15 9 6 91 . rules and Label Shape Grammar as analytical and synthetic tools. Technology and Art – Technology and Architecture – Technology as Rhetoric – Digital Technology and Architecture Unit 2 ASPECT OF DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE Aspects of Digital Architecture – Design and Computation – Difference between Digital Process and Non-Digital Process – Architecture and Cyber Space – Qualities of the new space – Issues of Aesthetics and Authorship of Design – Increased Automatism and its influence on Architectural Form and Space Unit 3 CONTEMPORARY PROCESS Overview of various Contemporary design process and it relation to computation: Diagrams – Diagrammatic Reasoning – Diagrams and Design Process – Animation and Design – Digital Hybrid Design Protocols – Concept of Emergence .Introduction to Cellular Automata and Architectural applications – Genetic algorithms and Design Computation Unit 4 GEOMETRIES AND SURFACES Fractal Geometry and their properties – Architectural applications Works of Zvi Hecker–. To provide an overview of various Contemporary design processes and its relation to computation.Shapes. ARCH. Unit 1 INTRODUCTION Investigation of contemporary theories of media and their influence on the perception of space and architecture.Shape Grammar .M. SYLLABUS SEMESTER I AA 9111 CONTEMPRORARY PROCESS IN ARCHITECTURE I 3 0 0 3 Objective: To investigate the contemporary theories of media and their influence on the perception of space and architecture.Combining Shape grammar and Genetic algorithm to optimize architectural solutions Hyper Surface– Introduction to Hyper surface and concepts of Liquid architecture.

1. Marcos Novak. Halsted Press. Ideas of segregation. 1977 2. William J Mitchell. However. John Wiley & Sons. UN Studio 3. Work of Architecture in the Age of Mechanical Differences MIT press. Colonialism as a form of dominance. Traditions in/of architectural theory. Colonialism in India. Ali Rahim. Grey Lynn. AA 9112 ARCHITECTURE AND CRITICAL THEORY 3003 Objective: The term critical theory is a tautology. the Logic of Architecture: Design. Panopticon. Walter Benjamin. The objective of this course is to explain and show how architecture is enmeshed in the society and a product of larger socio-cultural issues and practices. Qualities and challenges of critical theory. POWER AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 10 Forms of power. The Pliant and The Supple. 92 . The Folded. Idea of Ghetto. this term is used to differentiate traditional theories that understand and explain architecture as autonomous objects and hermetically sealed discipline.Total number of periods REQUIRED READING 1. 2002 5. Critical Theory. INTRODUCTION 6 Architectural Theory and practice. 3. Diagram Diaries 2. Practices of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Colin press. surveillance and control in contemporary cities. Power and knowledge. 1995 4. Contemporary Techniques in Architecture. Contemporary Process in Architecture.1997. Cambridge. invisible Architecture: An Installation for the Greek Pavilion. Venice Biennale. Diagram: An Original Scene of Writing. Production of Indo-Saracen architecture. Computation and Cognition. MIT Press. MOVE. 2. Peter Eisenmann. control and surveillance in colonial towns. Discussing New Delhi as a part of imperial vision. 2000 45 REFERENCES 1. 2000 Reproduction. Animate form 4.Relation between theory and practice.

Routledge 2000 Michael Hays (ed) Architectural Theory since 1960. The idea of critical regionalism. Oxford 3) Neil Leach. Intersections. 2000 4) Anthony king.MIT Press. Encountering the idea of functionalism . 6) Lawrence vale.3. Technology and Architecture. REFERENCES: 1) Anil Lomba. Spectacle as a form of seduction. Theme parks and privatization of public spaces. Critiquing learning from Las Vegas. Debating aesthetisation of architectural issues. 4) Guy Debord. ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE 9 Gender and space.Semiotic and Deconstruction as a critical tool. Visual regime in architecture. Counter claims. Architecture of Resistance. 5) Michael Sorkin (ed) Variations of Theme park 6) Lan Border (ed). Thematic environments. Urban Development in Colonialism 5) Nazzar Al Sayaad (ed) Forms of Dominance. Aesthetics and Anesthetics. 4. 2000 2) Thomas Metcalf Imperial vision. SPECTACLE AND ARCHITECTURE 10 Society of spectacle. Routledge 2000 Paul Allan Johnson. Society of Spectacle. TOTAL 45 PERIODS REQUIRED READINGS: 1) 2) 3) Neil Leach (ed) Rethinking Architecture. ENCOUNTERING MODERNISM/MODERNITY 10 Phenomenology and architecture. Theory of Architecture. World in a shopping wall. Architecture and Nationalism and identity. City as contested geography. Fragmentation and Nihilism as conditions of modern society. Colonialism. Media and architecture. Heritage and politics of memory. 5. 93 . Architecture and sense of place.

Eastern expression of Islam – Samarkhand and Mughul India – Tomb and pleasure garden – Moghul concepts of site planning. Open space development and Close conceptual relationship between Town planning. Early industrial towns and the garden city movement.Ohmstead. 94 9 . Burle Marx and others. urban design and landscape architecture. Romanticism. Public park as a major component of urban landscape. citing principles of each period with examples. I EASTERN TRADITIONS AND ISLAMIC LANDSCAPES 15 Early traditions and beliefs about landscape and environment in east. CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS AND CONCERNS Changing concepts of space and the relationship of architecture to landscape. IV THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN LANDSCAPE 9 Industrialization and urbanization – impacts and development of the concept of public open spaces.AA 9113 TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES Objective 3 0 0 3 To study the social and cultural influences on traditional landscapes through analysis of form and space. Buddhism and later Hindu movements. France and England. Examples. open space development in new towns. Ancient Indian traditions – Vedic. Renaissance – Italy. Western expression of Islam – Spain Alhambra and General life. Symbolic meanings and sacred value of natural landscapes. Study of selected works of modern architects and landscape architects. The influence of Ian Mcharg on Landscape architecture. The works of Jellicoe. Jainism. Study of the western landscapes till the nineteenth century. To study contemporary landscape and the manifestation in the western and Indian context. Nomadic culture of central Asia – advent of Islam – concept of Paradise as a garden – spread of Islamic traditions to the West and East.L. the works of F. parks movement. Influences and linkages across cultures. Transfer of concepts through Buddhism to China –Chinese landscape development – gardens of China – Pre Buddhist Japanese landscapes – impact of China on Japanese gardens – Japanese gardens. V THE MODERN MOVEMENT. Open space development and its urban design and planning context. II RENNAISSANCE AND THE EVOLUTION OF NEW THOUGHTS 6 Development of the enclosed garden in the Middle ages. Granada. and other pioneers. Postwar development in Europe.

Robert Holden. 1973. policies. Francesco Repishti. 2003. Artistic sensibility in landscape architecture and land art. Hary & Abram inc. Thames and Hudson. 2. Birkhauser publishers.A. 2001. New development in urban Landscape design. 2003 3. publishers. characteristics. Thames & Hudson Publication.B. Penelope Hill. UK. 1995 2. Dictionary of today’s landscape designers. Analysis and understanding of philosophies of contemporary landscape works in India. 1993. Geoffrey and Susan Jellico. 4.Garden and courtyard in Islam. Van Nostrand publishers. Contemporary history of garden design. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. 2004 REFERENCES: 1. Cultural landscapes their definition. Landscapes in History. TOTAL 45 PERIODS REQUIRED READINGS: 1. G.Concept of sustainable landscape development. A history of American Landscape architecture. American elsevier Publishing Co. New landscape Design. Phillip Pregill & Nancy Volkman. identification. V INDIAN CONTEXT 6 Issues in contemporary India. 3.1980.. Pieluigi Nicholin. Jonas Lehrman. Landscape Design – A Cultural &Architectural History. 95 . Skira Editores P.Tobey. case studies. Lawrence king publishing. Earthly Paradise. 5.NY. The landscape of Man.

processing and embodied energy.Case studies and analysis Unit 4 GREEN CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Sustainable architecture and Green Building: definition. Unit 1 INTRODUCTION Attitudes to architecture: a historical perspective.calculating embodied energy. respect for site and holism.impact of materials on the environment – optimizing construction. Case studies.Eco-mimicry as a design tool based on ecosystem analogytheoretical basis for a sustainable and eco friendly design Unit 2 ECO HOUSE The form of the house: the building as an analogy. working with climate: passive solar design. Green Globe Certification.AA 9114 SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BUILDING DESIGN 2 0 6 5 Objective: To sensitize the students to the various aspects of sustainable and green building design in the context of global warming and climate change and to address the very process and tools of design to enable architecture that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. Case studies which look at the environmental approach.low energy building and masonry materials.life cycle analysis.site management. investigate and apply various parameters of sustainability for design development of projected building/ urban scenarios Total number of periods 96 120 .renewable energy.Studio project on design of eco houses: context specific Unit 3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF BUILDING MATERIALS Measuring the impact of building materials. small scale wind systems and hydro power.environmental management of buildings Unit 5 SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BUILDING DESIGN STUDIO 30 15 15 30 15 This studio will explore collaborative learning to explore.time and embodied energy.Green building Evaluation Systems.objectives and basis. respect for users. LEED Certification. water usage.embodied energy of different building materials.recycling and embodied energy.controlling the water cycle.General premises and strategies for sustainable and green design. minimizing new resources.design from first principles: conserving energy.photovoltaics and solar hot water systems.

1996 2. Ecohouse: A design Guide. case studies and contemporary determinants of urban form including globalization. digital revolution. Sustainable Architecture and High Technology. Wiley. Sue Roaf et all.The science of sustainability and Green Engineering. Eco design . and Generic Urban form– Urbanisation and Excursions on density Unit 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable Cities Program . 2006 2. Catherine Slessor.Eco Tech.A Manual for Ecological design. Elsevier Architectural Press. Daniel Vallero and Chris Brasier.Revitalization of brown field sitesTransit Metropolis. 2007 3.Required readings: 1. Thames and Hudson.Academy. Thomas E Glavinich. Thames and Hudson.Case Studies 97 30 15 15 15 . Green Architecture. 2008 References: 1. 1997 4.Muller. Wiley. 2008 3. Green Building Construction. Brenda and Robert Vale.Design for a Sustainable Future. Wiley. Birkhauser. Ken Yeang. 2002 AA 9115 URBAN DESIGN STUDIO 2 0 6 5 Objective: To identify and address the issues of urban form through precedent studies. literature review. Dominique Gauzin.Redefining urban condition – role of Globalisation – impact of Digital Revolution –sustainable development– Contemporary Processes in Urban Design Unit 2 SPLINTERING URBANISM Transportation Networks –Information and communication networks Telecommuting and Urbanism Unit 3 RESTRUCTURING THE CITY Place making in the Digital Age – reconfiguring public realm – Globalisation. Sustainable Design. policy and infrastructure development Unit 1 INTRODUCTION A brief historic review of the development of the urban design discipline and principles. Sustainable architecture and Urbanism. real estate.

Digital Media as a facilitator for participatory. Thames and Hudson. diagramming and 3D Modeling tools in Urban Design . Wiley and Sons. 4. 2000 98 . Mitchell.Unit 5 APPLICATION OF DIGITAL TECHNIQUES IN URBAN DESIGN Depiction of Urban Spaces in Digital Media . 19931994 Peter Calthorpe. Digital Places: Building our city of bits. Princeton Architectural Press. Penguin Books. 1993 3 Thomas A. 1994 2. Urban Land Institute. Virtual Worlds. 2002 REFERENCES: 1 2 Benjamin Woolley. Crigore Birdea (ed.). 1999 Neil leach. Housing and Urbanisation. Designing for the digital world. New York. 1996 3. City of Bits: Space. Total number of periods 30 120 REQUIRED READING: 1. Place and the infobahn. MIT Press.Role of Digital Media in Reconfiguring Urban Space –Case studies – Application of Geographic Information Systems. sustainable urban design. The Next American Metropolis. William J. Horan. John Wiley and Sons. Charles Correa. Virtual Reality Technology.

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