Course code LAD202

LAD202 3D Computer Modelling for Landscape Architecture

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Course responsible: Frode Rye Sætre
Teachers: Knut Andreas Øyvang
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max 40 students, min 10 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
M-LA 3rd year
Course contents:
The course introduces digital tools and topics connected to 3D modelling and visualizations for landscape design. The topics are divided into main parts through the course. Each part is built around lectures and assignments. The following are some of the topics been introduced:  Autodesk Civil3D for landscape terrain modelling, 3D modelling and illustration with Sketchup, processes for 3D printing and laser cutting, Autodesk InfraWorks for landscape planning, Lumion3D for landscape visualizations.  The techniques Introduced in the lectures will be practiced through exercises at computer lab. The course include also a final project assignment. At the project stage, students will work with a selected case study. The expected final output from student for the course is a collection of the individual assignments work, and the final project showing how 3D modelling techniques are been implemented through a case study.  The course is ideal for Landscape architectural or planning students who want to learn processes and methods for using 3D modelling techniques for landscape design. Professional landscape architects will participate to the course with lectures showing how digital tools are been used in the practice. 
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Students will gain knowledge of three-dimensional (3D) modelling and visualization techniques for landscape design and planning by using commercially available 3D tools and software packages. Students will gain knowledge on best practices for using 3D tools for visualizing projects.

Skills: Students will practice with 3D tools and techniques at computer labs for terrain modeling, site analysis, 3D illustrations and animations, 3D printing and laser cutting.

General competence: On completion of the course, students will have overview over 3D modelling techniques and processes for landscape design and planning and should be able to work with: 3D terrain models, perform analysis and site studies from the terrain, creating 3D visualizations illustrations, and create physical 3D model using 3D printers and laser cutter.

Learning activities:
Course is based on flipped classroom teaching method. Pre-recorded video lectures and work assignments are provided to students before class session. In-class time sessions at computer lab is devoted to practice, supervision and discussions. The lectures ( Pr-recorded video is in Norwegian. The supervision can be given in English.
Teaching support:
Pre-recorded video lectures + exercises + individual work + practice hours with supervision at computer lab.

Representing Landscapes Digital, by Nadia Amoroso.

Google SketchUp for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain and Architecture by Daniel Tal.

Rendering in Sketchup by Daniel Tal.

3D printing with Sketchup by Marcus Ritland.

LAD100,LAA116,LAA214 or equivalent competence for exchange students
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Final project + all assignments should be submitted within the deadline and is the basis for the evaluation of students work

Individual assignments are evaluated according to the principles that are demonstrated in the lectures and assignments description. In order to pass the course:

1- 80% of all assignments should be successfully completed and approved by external examiner and teacher. 

2- Final project should be successfully completed and approved by external examiner and teacher. 

Outcome of the evaluation of assignments and final project is presented in a seminar at the end of the course in the presence of an external examiner.

Nominal workload:
Lectures: 40 hours. Practice at computer lab with supervision: 60 hours. Individual work: 200 hours. Total time spent in the course is 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Expected total spending time: 300 hours (30% lectures time + practice time at computer lab with supervision. 70% individual work).
External examiner will evaluate students work, teaching material, final project, course structure and check whether course objectives are been achieved.
Examination details: :