Semester: 1 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 0 / 0 hours
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: Principles of landscape design, Objects design of the landscape architecture, Engineering graphics
Contact person: dr Łukasz Pardela
Short description: The student after completion of the course has basic knowledge about the history of military heritage architecture, understands the contemporary trends in the sustainable management of these facilities for tourist education purposes. Student knows also how to distinguish the unique features of historical fortifications (an old versus a new) by creating an adequate landscape narration based on historical components; greenery, water, existing and non-existing structures, light, sound, weather conditions, and earthwork configuration, etc. to present the genius loci.
Full description: Historical fortifications in the landscape of Poland. Protection of military architecture in both, large and small-scale, in different places and styles. The sequence of historical research - design works in the architectural activities related to regeneration and revitalization of the historical fortifications. Historical components of the defense systems – types of works of the fortress architecture. The terms of conservation and restoration of monuments including major principles of international policy. Outline of the development of the chosen European fortifications from the early Middle Ages to the 17th C. Outline of the development of European fortifications from the eighteenth century to the time of World War II. The 18th and 19th C. defensive architecture in the landscape of Lower Silesia. Fortress greenery and camouflage- historical features and contemporary issues concerning the greenery (vegetation) in the area of the fortresses. Animal camouflage rules and application. Examples of modern restoration works on the examples of fortifications in Europe. Furnishing and types of structures according to the cultural tourism in protection and sharing of a fortified landscape.
Bibliography: Compulsory: 1. PKN ICOMOS Conservation Officer's Handbook: International Standards in Cultural Heritage Protection: 2015 edition. 2. Rolf, R. (2004), A Dictionary on Modern Fortification. An illustrated lexicon on European Fortification in the period 1800-1945, Wyd. PARK, Middelburg. 3. Thayer, A.H., 1918. Camouflage, The Scientific Monthly. VII, p. 481– 494. Thayer, Gerald H. Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer’s Disclosures (New York, 1909), 151. 4. Heritage Protection Guide. Historic England (on-line), 2016. Complementary: 1. Potteigner, M., Purinton J., 1998. Landscape Narratives: Design Practices for Telling Stories, Wiley Publishing. 2. Tump, J., D., 2014. On designing experienceable stories in the Unknown Landscapes of the First World War; Western Front, 2014-2018, MSc thesis Landscape Architecture, Wageningen University
Learning outcomes: Student has knowledge and understands the role and importance of the natural environment and its protection in an extended level, and esteem the need of sustainable use and preservation of the biological diversity when it comes to the contemporary dilemmas of the activities in landscape architecture. Student has knowledge of historical and cultural activities of in the field of landscape architecture and knows how to creatively develop it for contemporary design needs. Student has knowledge of drawing techniques, tools and design software use in the field of landscape architecture. Skills Student is capable to integrate knowledge, apply a system approach, evaluate the suitability and the possibility of using contemporary solutions in the fields related to the landscape architecture Student is able to conduct the studies and analyzes appropriate to the specifics of the design tasks in a wide context of the conditions, applying a modern methodical approach Student is able to use the foreign language the B+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and to a greater extent in the field of specialist terminology, the Student knows how to prepare and present a presentation in a foreign language
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes 50%, grade obtained at lectures 50%.

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