LAR-27806 Planting, Construction and Representation 2


Studiepunten 6.00

Excursion (multiple days)40
Course coordinator(s)ir. G Bartelse
Lecturer(s)P de Kort
ir. G Bartelse
M. Tavenier
A. Karssens
Examiner(s)ir. G Bartelse

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAR-29806 Planting, Construction and Representation 1
LAR-25806 Studio Site Design

Continuation courses:

LAR-28306 Studio Urban Design
LAR-37809 Studio Regional Design


Motto; "Designing at first is language, association and imaginative craft, and not until then artistic experiment. The visualisation of the design represents the various aspects and qualities precisely and in an attractive, but above all convincing way".
This course is the follow up course for LAR 29806 Planting Construction and Representation 1. The learned content and practiced skills will further be developed and the content will be more into depth. The goal of the course is to establish a core visual literacy in representational media by considering work across a range of disciplines, including: photography, film, freehand drawing, detailed design of planting and construction, 3D modeling, synthetic imaging and animation, besides written and verbal representation.
Knowledge on outdoor construction is applied in design assignments and digital 3D drawings and 3D models. Outdoor construction is obtained by deconstruction selected objects and re-drawing them digitally. Sketches and perspectives, diagrams, plan- and section drawings, impressions and technical details describe the structure, the visual experience and technical aspects of a design project in various drawing projections and scale levels. Plant assortment is applied in design assignments including growth schemes and biotope development. A one-week field observation and drawing excursion is part of this course. The exercises during this week are linked to the various studios and courses. Although the emphasis will be on still image development, there will be extensive use of animation, imagery and iterative workflows to develop dynamic representations of the landscape environment across a range of perceptual models and films.
During the course the student works partly on an individual basis on the several assignments, besides that the student is trained to collaborate on assignments as a design team, where the different aspects, qualities of design and roles in a team will be separated in deliberation between the team members. Therefor the course implicates several competitive moments. All the above written needs to be developed. The result should be an advanced contemporary course in which todays technics on Freehand drawing 3D modeling, use of film and photography are taught on a high standard.
Drawing week
The drawing week is an obligatory part of the course. By registering for the course you also have registered for the drawing week. If you do not take part in the drawing week (without a legitimate reason) you will be charged for the the costs made (such as as room reservation, travel tickets, etc.,).
If you lose any travel tickets and you need to buy new ones, these costs will not be reimbursed by Wageningen University. Although registered students are covered by the collective insurance policy of Wageningen University we also recommend that you make sure that your health insurance covers your stay during the drawing week. If you do not have a valid health insurance and passport, you will not be able to join the excursion and you will be charged for the costs of the excursion.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to apply:
- a selection of trees, shrubs, hedges, perennials and bulbs in planting plans as part of landscape architectural designs
- knowledge on construction materials and elements in landscape designs
- advanced level freehand drawing techniques such as field perspectives, scale specific cross sections and birds-eye perspectives
- advanced level digital visualisation techniques such as CAD software for 3D drawing and desk top publishing
- structure and write minutes, chair a meeting and manage a group case study.


The student will work on individual and group assignments. These assignments can be fulfilled in class accompanied by the lecturer or independent as tutorial. Through the specific and rich content related formulation of the assignments, which are explicitly pointed at the learning outcomes, the students are challenged to practice the learning outcomes in multiple ways. They will be able to practice and realise the assignments with the help of concrete cases.


The examination consists of:
(1) a plant knowledge examination;
(2) a sketch book and representation portfolio;
(3) a portfolio of construction exercises and digital representations.
Students need a minimum 5.5 for each of these elements.


Articles and book chapters will be distributed for reading. Data collection by means of site-visit-logbooks.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Spec. A - Landscape Architecture5MO