LAR-24803 Planting and Construction


Studiepunten 3.00

Literature study
Course coordinator(s)ir. AJ van Haaften
Lecturer(s)ir. JAAT van Merriënboer
ir. AJ van Haaften
RFM van Seumeren
Examiner(s)ir. AJ van Haaften
ir. JAAT van Merriënboer

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAR-24306 Landscape Engineering; LAR-26309 Design Studio 3: Urban Design


The course offers building blocks and techniques, applied in the related Design Studio 3. This includes: a. basic insights and knowledge in contemporary methods of application of living materials, in landscape design, in relationship to ecosystems, health-issues and energy production; b. learning about materials: natural stone, brick, concrete, types of wood, metals and synthetic materials, and c. applied drawing exercises on building constructions of outdoor architectural elements: pavements, steps and stairs, walls, weirs, camp shots, decks, foot bridges, pergolas, screens, exemplified by best practices

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply in design a selection of perennial and woody plants and their architectural qualities and growing conditions over time;
- apply in design a selection of hard construction materials;
- interpret construction materials qualities and applications for landscape design;
- produce individually drawings on basic construction and detail.


- lectures, literature study and advanced exercises;
- supervised composition of planting plans;
- supervised design and drawing of fundamental constructions and details.


- written and drawn examination on the material covered;
- results of various exercises.


- Zimmermann (ed), Constructing Landscape;
- Planting Syllabus pm;
- van Haaften, Syllabus Materialen en Constructies;
- Stadsbomen Vademecum (Van Hall Larenstein)

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture3MO+4MO