Course code Arhi2071

Credit points 2

Landscape Architectural Design Graphics I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures6

Number of hours for laboratory classes26

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation10.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Course developers

author Ainavu arhitektūras un plānošanas katedra

Kristīne Vugule

Dr. arch.

author doc.

Iveta Lāčauniece

Mg. arch.

Prior knowledge

Arhi1031, Digital Tools in Landscape Projects I

Arhi1033, Basics of Visual Spatial Modelling

Course abstract

Students learn drawing techniques and materials to be used in more detail. Drawing techniques are significant not only for overall representation of landscape, but also for fixing of individual elements in the current situation, as well as for reflection of the landscape and design elements.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge: enriched knowledge of drawing techniques. 1 exhibition.
• Skills: to reflect a landscape using different drawing techniques. 2 exhibition.

• Competence: combine drawing techniques and determine the most suitable for the specific aim. 3 exhibition.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Architectural detail construction. Simple decorative element construction.(2 h)
2. Architectural detail spatial display. Simple decorative element shadowing.(2 h)
3. Complex display of architectural element. Compound architectural element construction.(2 h)
4. Complex architectural detail spatial display. Compound architectural element shadowing. 1 exhibition.(2 h)
5. Basic principles of nature territory display. Landscape drawing construction.(2 h)
6. Nature territory spatial display. Landscape drawing shadowing.(2 h)
7. Landscape painting basics. Landscape drawing.(2 h)
8. Relief of landscape display. Modelling of landscape relief. (2 h)
9. Nature element in landscape display. Landscape relief and element modelling.(2 h)
10. Methods of different nature territory display. Forest landscape display. Road landscape display. Landscape painting. 2 exhibition.(2 h)
11. Complex display of difficult architectural element. Difficult decorative drawing construction.(2 h)
12. Spatial display of difficult architectural element. Difficult decorative drawing shadowing.(2 h)
13. Construction of simple capital drawing.(2 h)
14. Construction of simple capital shadowing.(2 h)
15. Architectural element in landscape display. Construction of decorated capital drawing.(2 h)
16. Architectural element in landscape detailed display. Shadowing of decorated capital drawing. 3 exhibition.(2 h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Class visiting should be at least 75%. Assessment works have to be done in time. Works, that are handed in later (if there is no justified reason), evaluation is lowered by one mark. To pass the study course, study work assessments have to be positive.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students are doing practical works in practical lessons and independently. Each student have to develop following practical works, which are evaluated during exhibition:
1 exhibition: firs decor drawing; second decor drawing.
2 exhibition: landscape drawing; landscape painting; model of landscape relief.
3 exhibition: drawing of difficult decor; simple capital drawing, decorated capital drawing.

Five A5 format sketches each week on given topic.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The end of the course is a test with a mark in the 10-point system. The mark consists of the content of the completed works, design and quality of presentation. Each work is evaluated with a mark, the average is a final mark. If the student has not attended all lectures, then at the end of the course a test on lecture topics is taken. The accuracy of the test execution affects the final mark.

Compulsory reading

1. Abrams C.M. The Art of City Sketching a Field Manual. New York: Routledge, 2014. 312 p. ISBN: 9780415817813
2. Corvinius university Budapest Landscape Sketches. Budapest, 2011. ISBN 978-963-503-458-1 3.
3. Dee C. Form and fabric in Landscape Architecture A Visaul Introduction. London: Spon Press, 2001. 214 p. ISBN-10:0415246385 [tiešsaiste] [Skatīts 20.03.2017.] Pieejams:

4. Nice C. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape. North Light Books, 2011. 160 p.

Further reading

1. Mārtina Dž. Rokasgrāmata zīmēšanā un gleznošanā. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1995. 88 lpp.
2. Reid, Grant W. Landscape graphics : plan, section, and perspective drawing of landscape spaces / Grant W. Reid. Revised edition. New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002. 208 lpp. : ilustrācijas ; 22 x 28 cm ISBN 9780823073337.
3. Slade R. Sketching for Engineers and Architects. Routledge 2016. 260 p. ISBN: 9781138925403
4. Votsona L. Zīmēšana. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2007. 128 lpp. Meistardarbnīca.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Topos. European Landscape Magazin. Munchen:Callwey. ISBN 3-7667-1593-3
2. Journal of Landscape Architecture (Jola). [tiešsaiste] : European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). Online ISSN 1862-6033. [skatīts 05.03.2011]. Pieejams:
3. Latvijas Architektūra. Rīga: Lilita. ISSN 1407-4923 2. Deko. Rīga: Santa. ISSN 1407-7027


Compulsory course in full-time studies of VBF study program "Landscape Architecture and Planning" (Bachelor). The study course is also taught in English.