Course code Arhi2032

Credit points 2

Landscape Studies and Architecture I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Architecture and Building

Course developer

author prof.

Daiga Skujāne

Dr. arch.

Course abstract

A general introduction to the aims and content of landscape architecture and planning. Meaning of term landscape in ecology, geography and other fields of science. History of landscape. Man perception and landscape. Factors determining visual character and development of landscape. Geographical landscape levels, their complexity and scale of research. Landscape approach as method. Its role in the interdisciplinary research. Role of human in creation of landscape. Landscape types, their location and characteristic. Specific features in landscape.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• knowledge of nature and anthropogenic factors influencing development of Latvian landscape; knowledge of different landscape types, their elements and spatial structure; knowledge of terminology used in landscape architecture;
• skills to assess the role and place of human and nature elements in establishment of social, aesthetic, ecological and functional qualities of landscape;
• competence to study place conditions before starting the design of definite territory; to aggregate information about nature and human impact to the landscape; competence to work according to the Latvia legislative documentation; competence to appreciate heritage and nature values in economical development of area.

Compulsory reading

1. Bells S., Nikodemus O. Rokasgrāmata meža ainavas plānošanai un dizainam. Rīga: Valsts Meža dienests : LTS International Ltd., 2000. 76 lpp.
2. Briņķis J., Buka O. Teritoriālā plānošana un pilsētbūvniecība. Rīga: RTU, 2001. 219 lpp.
3. Kruše P., Kruše M., Althauss D., Gabriēls I. Ekoloģiskā būvniecība. Rīga: VAK apvienība "Arkādija", 1995. 397 lpp.
4. Maldavs Z., Melluma A., Seile A. Ģeomorfoloģijas pamati. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1981. 206 lpp.

Further reading

1. Kundziņš M. Dabas formu estētika. Rīga: Madris, 2004. 168 lpp.
2. Melluma A., Leinerte M. Ainava un cilvēks. Rīga: Avots, 1992. 175 lpp.
3. Ziemeļniece A. Estētiskā kvalitāte ainaviskajā telpā. Jelgava: Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte, 1998. 98 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Architektūra : arhitektūras, dizaina un vides apskats. Rīga : Lilita, 1995- Burtn. ISSN 1407-4923
2. Dārza Pasaule. Rīga : Aģentūra Agro apgāds. ISSN 1407-5172.
3. Jornal of Landscape ArchitectureJournal of Landscape Architecture (Jola). [tiešsaiste] : European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). Online ISSN 1862-6033. [skatīts 06.06.2011]. Pieejams: http://www.info-jola.de/heft_current_issue.htm