ARCT5535 Generative Fabrication
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Students develop computational design skills using advanced modelling software such as Rhino3D and Grasshopper. Through analysis of precedent and project-based research students develop unique design propositions and carry these through to fabrication either in model and component form or at full size. Students gain a working familiarity with the digital design to fabrication processes that contemporary manufacturing requires. The objectives of the unit include an aim to engender a better understanding of digital design processes and the theoretical context in which they are executed. In addition the historical context of these design practices are evaluated against contemporary practice.
- Students are able to (1) a working knowledge of advanced modelling software packages; (2) a working knowledge of digital design to manufacturing processes; (3) a working knowledge of computational design practice; and (4) a strong theoretical and critical foundation in the specialised fields of digital design practice.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) folio containing precedent study analytical documents (drawings,models, text); (2) scale models and digital file submissions appropriate to project; and (3) prototype design, manufacture and assembly, exegesis (2000 words). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Rene van Meeuwen (Co-coordinator Tristan Morgan)
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- ARCT5580 Key Texts—Virtual
Approved quota: 44—students in their final 24 points will be given priority enrolment, and then selection will be based on academic merit.
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 hour; workshop/tutorials: 2 hours for up to 12 weeks
- 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.