ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Architecture A major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
Following the first cross-disciplinary unit ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings, this unit offers an introduction to the design of objects from an architectural point of view. The studio specifically engages with the design and composition of objects in relation to their physical and social contexts, basic construction principles and material properties. Project briefs are designed to develop students' conceptual and compositional abilities and contextual understanding, imparting the skills to communicate their ideas in a tangible form, predominantly through both two- and three-dimensional manual techniques.Together the Level 1 units work across the very broad and the very small scales, introducing an awareness of objects within contexts and learning the means of response to and representation of these designed relationships.

The unit may entail metropolitan-based field trips to sites contingent on design studio briefs which vary from semester to semester.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate elementary competence in strategies, theories and methods particular to architecture; (2) explore to a preliminary level basic spatial and material architectural concepts; (3) acquire basic knowledge of technical areas of study relevant to architecture; (4) acquire basic understanding of architectural precedents; (5) acquire basic competence in the application of various graphical and modelling communication media; and (6) develop the ability to graphically and verbally communicate design propositions.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an interim assessment and (2) a final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the a final folio (60 per cent) component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for those students who obtain a mark of at least 45 overall provided they have also obtained a mark of at least 45 in a specified component of the unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Philip Goldswain and Associate Professor Nigel Westbrook
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals)
Co-requisites:
ARLA0001 School of Design Workshop Induction
Contact hours
studio: up to 6 hours per week
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.