ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Architecture A major sequence
Content
Building on the Level 1 design studios, this unit engages students in developing and testing theoretical concepts of moderate complexity. Less broad in its contextual concerns, this unit introduces students to the interventions at the scale of regional township or similar. It promotes a developing competence in the understanding and application of architectural strategies, vocabulary and composition based on knowledge of both current practice and precedents (works of architecture as well as drawing typologies). Central to this unit is the instruction on manual communication techniques used by design practitioners to design and present their projects. Studio programs support the development of skills in simple structures, volumetric composition and spatial planning. The emphasis in the unit is on the application of general principles—students develop three-dimensional realisations of their projects, resolving construction, spatial planning and detailing to a schematic level.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) define architectural problems through analysis of social, cultural and physical contexts towards the development of a design proposal; (2) make modest design propositions to a developing level; (3) apply technical areas of study in the design process at a moderate level; (4) analyse and interpret building precedents towards a theoretical basis for design; (5) demonstrate graphic communication techniques to aid in the understanding of the proposed design concepts; (6) demonstrate a developing knowledge of architectural terminology; and (7) undertake verbal presentations of design to others.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) one or two interim project assessments 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)
Dr Beth George and Emiliano Roia
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals
and
LACH1000); ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1; ARCT1011 Art, Technology and Society (formerly HART1001); ARCT1010 Drawing History; ARLA1030 Structures and Natural Systems (formerly ARCT1030);
and
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040)
Incompatibility:
IDES2001 Design Communication
Contact hours
at least 6 contact hours per week
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