LAR-32306 Design Theory


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Literature study
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. J Koh
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. J Koh
Examiner(s)prof. dr. J Koh

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

BSc Landscape Architecture


This series of lectures focuses on design theories relates mainly to landscape architecture, but also to architecture and urban and metropolitan design. By taking an interdisciplinary and cross- cultural approach, it will enable the students to work efficiently with allied disciplines within different cultural contexts

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to:
- articulate the meaning and roles of design theories in landscape architecture practice and research;
- explain fundamental types of theory in terms of substantive and procedural theories;
- be aware of various theoretical contributions from other disciplines explaining the people and landscape interaction, and their implication to design processes;
- explain the changes from the Modern to Postmodern cultural conditions and environmental context as they relate to contemporary landscape architecture practice;
- be able to make a discriminate choice of a theoretical positions to guide their design process.


Lecture series; literature study.


Class presentation and paper.


To be determined on annual basis.

Compulsory for: MLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningMScA: Landscape Architecture3WD
Restricted Optional for: WULAPBSc Minor Landscape Architecture and Planning3WD