LAR-29806 Planting, Construction and Representation 1


Studiepunten 6.00

Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)ir. G Bartelse
Lecturer(s)P de Kort
ir. G Bartelse
Examiner(s)ir. G Bartelse

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAR-12803 Studio Design Basics; GRS-10806 Introduction Geo-information Science for Planning and Design

Continuation courses:

LAR-27806 Planting, Construction and Representation 2; LAR28306 Studio Urban Design 


The course offers fundamental and applicable knowledge on planting assortment, outdoor construction and hand- and digital representation. Plant assortment is obtained by the individual selection of in total 200 species from trees, shrubs, hedges, perennials and bulbs. 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.
Design drawings are at first language and craft, and not until then artistic experiment. The experiment is the design, of which the drawings should tell the various aspects and qualities precisely and in an attractive way.
This first Planting Construction and Representation Course offers basic drawing knowledge, discipline and technique-exercises for BSc students of Landscape Architecture. There is time for a daily half hour to be reserved for necessary self-study and training. During this first Planting Construction and Representation course, you will improve your work of Studio Site Design and create a 4th Poster with Planting and Constructions details of your design. So therefore it is important that you will take your Studio work with you during this course.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand the architectural and ecological characteristics of a selection of trees, shrubs, hedges, perennials and bulbs;
- understand the characteristics and applications of construction materials and elements for landscape design;
- apply basic level freehand drawing techniques such as eye-level perspectives, design sketches at different levels of scale and detail, in plans, cross sections and schematic illustrations;
- apply basic level digital visualisation techniques such as CAD software for 2D (vector) drawing;
- understand the relationship between the various previously described types of representational techniques.


Lectures, field work and intermediate evaluations.


The examination consists of three separate parts:

(1) a plant knowledge examination (20%);

(2) a sketch book and representation portfolio;

(3) a portfolio of construction exercises and digital representations (2+3 together 80%).

Students need a minimum 5.5 for each of the following products: A3-booklet; assignments on the planting and construction part and the assignments on the digital part of the course.


Haaften van, A., Tekentaal: codificaties en projecties in ontwerptekeningen, Wageningen Universiteit.
Oudolf, P., & Kingsbury, N., Plannen en planten, Terra - Lannoo Uitgever, 2013.
Oudolf, P., Ontwerpen met Planten, Terra - Lannoo Uitgever, 2015.
Richardson, T., Landscape and Garden Design Sketchbooks, uitg. Thames and Hudson

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture1MO