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Landscape Design Syllabus

• Understand the fundamentals of landscape design
• Use of Land and water, Vegetation.
• Importance of Climate, site, spaces, visible landscape, and circulation.
• Layout of water bodies, landscape & visit the site,
• Prepare a landscape model.


Fundamentals of landscape; Use of land & water; Importance of Site, Spaces, Visible landscape, and Circulation. Layout of water bodies, landscape & visit the site.

1.0 Understand the fundamentals of landscaping.
1.1 Describe the historical background of human animal.
1.2 Describe the importance of nature in landscape.
1.3 Describe the necessity of ecological basis.
1.4 Explain the landscape character.
1.5 Explain the natural forces, forms and feature.
1.6 Explain the importance of the built-environment.

2.0 Understand the use of land and water.
2.1 Describe the land as heritage and as resource.
2.2 Describe the importance of land surveying.
2.3 Discuss various uses of land and water.
2.4 Describe the planning problems and possibilities of water.
2.5 Explain water as resource and as landscape feature.
2.6 Discuss water management.
2.7 Describe different elements of water related to the site design.

3.0 Understand the importance of vegetation.
3.1 Describe different elements of plants in nature.
3.2 Discuss the importance and necessity of plantation and gardening.
3.3 Describe the planned and planted landscape.
3.4 Differentiate between the micro and macro climate.
3.5 Describe the effect of climate on plants.

4.0 Understand the importance of climate.
4.1 Describe the physical characteristics of climate.
4.2 Describe the social characteristics of climate.
4.3 Describe the planning consideration of landscape.
4.4 Describe the common denominators of climate.
4.5 Describe the possibilities of site planning for energy conservation as-
4.5.1 Reduction of heat loss,
4.5.2 Reduction of cooling requirements, &
4.5.3 Utilization of natural thermodynamics.

5.0 Understand the Site.
5.1 Define site and describe the site selection.
5.2 Compare the alternative sites and the ideal site.
5.3 Define site analysis and list out the procedure of systematic site analysis.
5.4 Discuss specification for topographic survey and mention the required information.
5.5 Describe the environmental impact assessment.
5.6 Explain the conceptual plan with diagram of the planning-design process.
5.7 Explain the terms of site systems.
5.8 Describe the site development guidelines (A checklist of helpful considerations).

6.0 Understand the Spaces.
6.1 Define site volumes.
6.2 Describe the spatial impact, spatial qualities, size, form and color.
6.3 Explain abstract spatial expression and definitions of volumes.
6.4 Distinguish the base plane and the overhead plane with examples.
6.5 Define the verticals.
6.6 Describe the verticals as enclosure for privacy.
6.6.1 Qualities of enclosure.
6.6.2. Visual control
6.7 Explain elements within a volume.
6.8 Describe the structures as vertical elements, the vertical as – a point of reference, in relation to pix, articulators, controlling elements, plant materials, effective enclosure, and an axiom.

7.0 Understand the visible landscape.
7.1 Define view and vista with their components.
7.2 Describe the axis and the axial characteristics.
7.3 Explain the axis as unifying elements with the example.
7.4 Explain symmetrical plan, dynamic symmetry, the despotism of symmetry and the nature of symmetry.
7.5 Describe the asymmetrical plan, visual balance, asymmetric planning, organic growth & planning and the use of asymmetry.
7.6 Explain the visual resource management.

8.0 Understand the circulation.
8.1 Define motion
8.2 Discuss motion impelled by form and concept and the kinematics of motion.
8.3 Explain the pedestrian traffic and the planning consideration of pedestrian traffic- things seen, base plane, distance and grade and traffic flow.
8.4 Explain the automobile traffic and the planning consideration of automobile traffic-the road way, approach drive, entrance court and the parking compound.
8.5 Describe the rain, water and air movements.


1.0 Prepare a layout plan by visit the site.
1.1 Visit a given site and present a report about the site with photographs.
1.2 Draw the site plan showing existing structure,
1.3 Draw different roads and pavement and drive way.
1.4 Draw the parking of the site.
1.5 Sketch the surface water drainage and disposal plan of the given plot.

2.0 Prepare the layout of pools, fountain, low and high land and water bodies.
2.1 Sketch the different earth forms.
2.2 Sketch the various types of slope retention.
2.3 Sketch the docks, decks, overlooks, terraces and balconies on the slope of the banks.
2.4 Sketches the slope treatment or water edge detail of different water bodies.
2.5 Sketches the pools, fountain and cascades.
2.6 Draw the plan and section of a swimming pool.

3.0 Prepare a landscape plan of a room corner or garden or park.
3.1 Visit a park and find out the point of renovation and present a report on it with photographs.
3.2 Sketches the plan and elevation of some small plants, trees (canopy, intermediate, shrubs, vines and ground covers) and bushes.
3.3 Draw the form and space modulation of plants.
3.4 Sketches the trees as screen, natural shading device, slope and watershed protection, noise abatement and ornamentation.
3.5 Design a corner of a room/ a lobby/ a mini garden/ a lawn corner / a terrace corner with plants, seats and small pool or fountain.

4.0 Prepare a site plan.
4.1 Draw a topographic survey map.
4.2 Draw a site analysis map.
4.3 Draw the wind movement and sun path diagram.
4.4 Draw the site schematic plan.
4.5 Draw a final site plan.

5.0 Design a canopy or a fountain as a landscape element with model.
5.1 Draw the plan of the canopy/fountain.
5.2 Draw the elevation of the canopy/fountain.
5.3 Sketch a 3D view (isometric/perspective) of the canopy/fountain.
5.4 Make a model of the canopy/fountain.

• Landscape Architecture, John Ormsbee Simonds