Course code LAA214

LAA214 Landscape Perspectives in Planning of Residencial Areas. Design Project

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Course responsible: Agustin Sebastian Rivera
Teachers: Jenny Blandina Osuldsen, Ingrid Merete Ødegård
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum of 45
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Fall parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall  parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Preferential right:
M-LA 2. trinn
Course contents:
Lectures: Introduction to methods for evaluating building in relation to natural and human elements in the surroundings. Introduction to how road systems, building and green areas can work together. Choice of building in relation to terrain, building customs and living functions. The use of plan and building laws to ensure quality in planning. The use of technical planning and field protection measures to ensure quality. In addition to this the students shall develop a concept using different principles of organizing houses. Seminar/discussion group: 1) A study of visual basic spatial components as volume, open spaces, slopes, etc. 2) About regulation planning. Field trip to assignment areas and to the Oslo area. Project work in groups: Plan for a condensed residential area. Individuell project: Plan for a small residential area. Project work in LAA214 will give students training in using data as project tools.
Learning outcome:


The students will understand how buildings and landscape influence each other, and methods to evaluate this.

They will know the tools used to ensure sustainable urban development, digital tools for urban planning.

They will know the role of the landscape architect and how it works in cooperation with other disciplines.


To choose analysis methods that describe the possibilities for sustainable urban development of an area.

To develop ideas how to integrate buildings in landscape.

To understand what elements provide qualities to urban sites.

To draw landscape plans taking care of building structures and landscape qualities.

To develop regulating and technical plans, knowing they are a means of ensuring qualities to the urban environment.

The students will train digital tools both in 2D and 3D.

General Competence

The students will understand the spatial relations, basic dimensions for the urban project, the importance of taking care of the natural and landscape qualities of the site.

They will train organising their work, participating in debates, working transversally with other fields and disciplines.

They will plan and develop a variety of projects showing profesional integrity and respect for others.

They will effectively comunicate their ideas in texts, orally and in form of drawings.

Learning activities:
Lectures. Seminars/discussion groups. Exercises on landscape grading. Project work in groups. Individuell project work. Excursions.
Teaching support:
The students receive weekly supervision, both in groups and individually. Lectures.

Bjørneboe, J., 2000, Småhusområder. Bedre bebyggelsesplaner og fortetting med kvalitet, NBI. Håndbok 49.

Fraker, H. "The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods" . Islands Press , Washington 2013 ISBN 978 1 61091 408 2.

"Terrengforming Læringshefte"  NMBU September 2014

Guttu, J. Boligvisjoner. Ti forbilder for den sosiale boligbyggingen. Forlaget Press, Oslo 2011. ISBN 978 82 7547 456 6

Lorange, E. Byen i landskapet Rommene I byen.Universitetsforlaget, 1984. ISBN 82 00 06733 5" Y

LAD100, LAA115,  LAA116, APL240 
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in surveys and excursions. Participation in review sessions. Participation in seminars. Participation in supervision. Exercises landscape grading. Minimum of 80% attendance.
Portfolio evaluation. Group-based work. Individuell work. Passed / not-passed.
Nominal workload:
The total workload is 375 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 50 hours. Seminars/discussion groups: 30 hours. Excursions: 20 hours. Supervision in groups: 30 hours. Individuell supervision: 2 hours Midterm, in-class review sessions: 25 hours.
The external sensor will evaluate assignments and be present at the final presentation and evaluate the projects developed by the students.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed