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Course Curriculum

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  1. Introduction to Landscape Designing
    Opportunities and Scope, Preparatory steps, Aesthetics of Garden, Build as a Profession
  2. How Plant Morphology plays vital role?
    Understanding Plant Growth Patterns and Life Cycle, Contribution of Plant Body Parts in aesthetics, Methods of Plant Propagation Tools for Artificial propagation, Plant Morphology in Plant Architecture
  3. Relationship between Natural Factors and Plant Growth
    How all environmental factors are responsible for plant growth? Role of Sun,Wind,Water,Temperature,Soiland Gradual Adaptations by Plants
  4. Selection criteria for Trees and Shrubs
    Aesthetic and Structural uses of these Type Plants , Scientific and Appropriate Placements in the Garden
  5. Landscape- Natural heritage
    Elements of biodiversity, including flora and fauna, ecosystems and geological structures. It forms part of our natural resources.
  6. Design Principles -1
    Lines, Planes, Rhythm, Sequence, Balance, Unity, Texture, Scale, Proportion, Orthography, Patterns
  7. Design Principles -2
    Elements of Landscape Design, Composition of Lines and Objects to create a Balanced Design, Foundation of professional landscape designer
  8. Characteristics and components of open space patterns in towns and cities
    Streets, squares, plazas, gardens, ghats and maidans, public parks at district, local and neighborhood levels; park systems; landscape design related to land-use, circulation networks and activity
  9. Role of Street Furniture
    Street furniture as a component of urban landscape
  10. Selection Criteria for Herbs and Climbers
    Aesthetic and Structural uses of these Type Plants , Scientific and Appropriate Placements in the Garden
  11. Colour Theory
    Colour Schemes for exceptional and attractive Landscape/ Garden, Selection of Warm and Cool colors, Creating Ambience and visual effects to the designed structure
  12. Materials in Landscape
    Characteristics of Materials pertaining to the Texture, Durability, Physics and Chemistry, Site planning and selection of the suitable material, Long-term maintenance requirements

  13. Types of Gardens
    Mughal Gardens, Italian Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Chinese, English gardens, Human relation with nature and gardens since ages. (some sociological aspects)
  14. Visit to P. L. Deshpande garden : Mughal Gardens, Japanese Gardens
  15. Visit to Township sites like Amanora
  16. Design Composition
    Exercising the art of Design in Zoning and Conceptual Form
  17. Civil Construction
    Compound Walls, Retaining Walls, Planter Walls, Curbs and Flooring Patterns, Steps, Ramps, Furniture, Gazebo, Pergola, Partitions

  18. Miniature Garden
    How to organize small Gardens? , How to décor small areas on house as a Fairy Garden? , Garden Ideas and Plant selection
  19. Plantation Planning
    Plant distancing for effects, Plant Positioning and Legend
  20. Rendering techniques
    Presentation using the art of free hand Coloring and Textures
  21. Services-Lights
    Illumination techniques, Mood Lighting and know-how of Fixtures
  22. Services-Irrigation
    Watering the Plants, Manual or Systematic
  23. Rock Garden, Water Garden
    Recreating Natural scenes using Stones and Water as elements with Plants
  24. Introduction to Landscape Designing
    Opportunities and Scope, Preparatory steps, Aesthetics of Garden, Build as a Profession
  25. Site Planning
    Site Investigation – Objective of site investigation, Surveys to be conducted- Reconnaissance Survey, Physical land Survey, Arial Survey, Remotely Sensed Survey, Site Analysis- Mass and Space, Zoning, Circulation, Service and Maintenance
  26. Vertical Garden, Water Fountains, Bonsai
    Addition of elevational treatments to the Walls and Features in Gardens
  27. Auto CAD Tutorials
    Basic drafting commands – Drawing line, P-line, arc, block, hatching, layers, scale and printing CAD file
  28. Auto CAD Practice Session
    Drawing line, P-line, arc, block, hatching, layers, scale and printing CAD file
  29. Landscape Plan
    Steps to design Residential Landscape Plan including zoning, Use of softscape and hardscape, Plant selection, Soil conditions, Availability and quality of water, Availability of sunlight ,Availability of sunlight, Quality of air, Maintenance, Functional Aspects of Design with Plants, Planting for Shelter and Soil Conservation, Air Pollution Control by Plants
  30. Introduction to Design Project
    Client Interactions, Deliverables, Types of Drawings, Official letters
  31. Design Project : Measurement Plans
    Unit measurements and good for construction Drawings
  32. Design Project : Conceptual-Sketching
    Free-hand composition of Lines and Objects
  33. Design Project : Conceptual-Sketching and Rendering
    Applying the rendering techniques for better presentation
  34. Design Project : Civil Layout for Residential projects
    Designing the Walls, Flooring Patterns, Micro-level designing
  35. Design Project : Plant Selection
    Listing the Plants according to their characteristics and Design need
  36. Design Project : Plantation Layout
    Positioning the Plants according to their dimensions
  37. Design Project : Estimation and Costing for Landscape Projects
    Estimation and Costing of various Macro and Micro level landscape projects- case studies only
  38. Financing of Landscape Projects
    Case Studies
  39. Legal aspects related to Environmental Planning (Part 1)
    Tree cutting norms and permissions , Tree Act Rules, Maharashtra Felling of Trees (Regulation) Act 1964 ST
  40. Legal aspects related to Environmental Planning (Part 2)
    The Indian Forest Act 1927 ,Preservation of Trees Act 1984 ,Forest Conservation Act 1980, Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Preservation of Trees Act 1975 5) ST
  41. Case Studies (Master Class-3)
    Landscape design and concepts used in different countries.
  42. Environmental benefits of Landscaping, Soil/ Manure
    Reducing Pollution level, Increasing Aesthetics
  43. Final Project Compilation
    Final Project Presentation by students

Course Details

Start Date

29th January 2022

End Date

19th June 2022

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Participants will be desired to download video conferencing applications as suggested post-registration.

40 Online sessions (1.5 Hrs. per session) + 2 visits…. Total – 70 Hours (Weekend Batches)

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