BAR 425: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3 [Topic – Urban Landscape]

Course Code: BAR 425 

Course Title: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 3 [Topic – Urban Landscape]       45 Hrs.

Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on matters Hard and soft options. The pedestrian in the city. Lighting and Urban visual environment. Street furniture: fountains, monuments etc. Elements of Nairobi Landscape. Characteristics of land form and the effects of grading on drainage, soils and location of landscape architectural elements; pavings, low retaining walls; quantification skills. Design and construction drawings for public and private landscape structures, landscape utilities, and irrigation system layouts; specifications, takeoffs and estimating.

Course Outline: Lectures covering aspects of Hard and soft options. The pedestrian in the city. Lighting and Urban visual environment. Street furniture: fountains, monuments etc. Elements of Nairobi Landscape. Characteristics of land form and the effects of grading on drainage, soils and location of landscape architectural elements; pavings, low retaining walls; quantification skills. Design and construction drawings for public and private landscape structures, landscape utilities, and irrigation system layouts; specifications, takeoffs and estimating.

Learning Methods: Lectures which include assignments

Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test

Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination

Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to Landscape architecture: a manual of site planning and design by Simonds, John Ormsbee, Handbook of urban landscape by Tandy, Cliff, Urban landscape design by Eckbo, Garrett, The landscape of towns by Aston, Michael

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