ARCT3001 Architecture Studio 4

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Architecture A major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit asks students to respond to the design challenges associated with the existing and emerging economic, technical and social issues confronting the contemporary city. The studio involves speculative explorations, grounded in urban system(s) analysis and informed by comparison of cities and mega cities around the world. The content to be explored includes urban structure, urban infrastructural and environmental systems, and the cultural setting for urban innovation. Architecture's role in these contexts is a key focus of the investigations and propositions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply analysis and critical judgement and utilise speculation, iteration and reflection in the creation of integrated design solutions at a complex scale and at a complex level of resolution; (2) incorporate technical and environmental areas of study into the urban design/infrastructure process; (3) acknowledge social and ethical responsibilities associated with integrated design proposals; and (4) establish a broad understanding of urban research methodologies and competency in both verbal and visual communication.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) preliminary analytical exploration and strategy development (group work) and (2) development of aspects of the strategy (individual 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 development of aspects of the strategy (individual folio) 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)
Assistant Professor Tijana Vujosevic
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARLA2001 Future Making Studio
or
former units IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making
and
IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Architecture; ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions; ARCT2050 Environmental Design.
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; studios: 5 hours per week
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.