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A52L1B Landscape Design Studio 5:1 12.0 credits

Project 1: A new landscape political program for Stockholm city, 5th year
The project is part of the Landscape architecture Design Studio, described as:
The subject:
The topic is landscape architecture as architecture. The studio focuses on the interaction between landscape and the built environment, the cityscape of Stockholm. It deals with the major issues of the society of today in terms of the physical environment. The course is dealing with the political issues of green structure contra the expanding and imploding city. The main focus is working with design in relation to landscape and architecture, as interdisciplinary projects. The course is divided into four projects and in the end a concluding week.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus A52L1B (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Is the so-called “Stockholm School” relevant today? A critical examination of the modernisms park program: What was good then? What works today? What needs to be changed? Who uses the parks today? For what are they used? How are the modern urban life and the use of public space?
Includes an introduction, the course is presented and all teachers are involved in this starting phase.

Intended learning outcomes

Project 1: A new landscape political program for Stockholm city (5th year)
Overall goals
1. The course is part of the Landscape Design Studio:
The studio enters into contemporary and future issues about urban development. The approach is architecture based on a landscape relation, from a strategic planning situation to small scale designing projects.
2. The course/project goal is to increase the student's knowledge in this area/field and skills/knowledge in the field of architecture in general. The students will enter the project with varying degrees of knowledge/skills and will subsequently end up at different levels at the end of the course/project.
 3. The individual student must show an increase in the particular skills/knowledge offered in the studio and in the field of architecture in general.
Course goals
Stockholm has a long tradition of strategic landscape planning and park political ideas. It is time to reconsider and renew these programs according to the rapid changes of the town planning.

Course disposition

Lectures, seminars, excursions, workshops, tutorial, project pin ups and final criticism.

Pedagogy and methodology
The studio contains both work in groups and individual work. Project studies are the main form for the work in the studio. Lectures and literature seminars will be held with many different subjects such ass science, ecology, design theory, technology and sociology. The work will be built up on the analysis of the program. A study trip (during the year) will be arranged and could go to Copenhagen or Barcelona, both well-known examples of cities with modern and contemporary developed park policies.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

One year fully approved architectural studies at the advanced level, courses and projects.
Other eligibilities might be possible.

Recommended prerequisites

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Further information will be handed out at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 9.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The course consists of two parts; a fulfilled and delivered project work (9 credits) and a passed final assessment (3 credits). There is at least one intermediate assessment during the course.

Other requirements for final grade

a) Presentation requirements
- 80% attendance on all compulsory activities; seminars, reviews and tutorials.
- Submit Design task according to specifications.
- Submit Research task according to specifications
- Participation in study trip or alternate activity
The studio presentation will be part of the future diploma portfolio and shall be delivered in an appropriate and fully qualified way. 

b) Examination
80% attendance. Active participation in lectures, tutorials, and seminars etc. Passed intermediate and final assessments. Compulsory attendance during the assessment reviews.
Completion: The project work shall be delivered and, if necessary, reworked within the set time limit.  See general directions.
(Overall principle: Autumn term projects must be approved during the following Spring term: Spring term projects must be approved before the start of the following Autumn term. The reworked projects must be delivered at least one week before the time limit.)
The project work is to be documented in a portfolio, including drawings, analysis and models. The work process shall be legible.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web A52L1B

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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