ARLA1030 Structures and Natural Systems

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Architecture B major sequence
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit is concerned with the interrelationship between structures and sites. It provides students with constructional and site manipulation knowledge in relation to architecture and landscape design; an understanding of generic practices in the construction of traditional and contemporary buildings, landscapes and site works; and the applicability of environmentally conscious design in the context of constructed environments.

The unit will also address indigenous cultural connections and rights in relation to land, basic drawing techniques, basic technical terminology and an understanding of materials.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of basic structural principles in architecture and landscape design; (2) apply techniques for recording contextual information about sites and buildings on the basis of environmental, topographic, cultural and historical factors; (3) illustrate how built elements are constructed and how this information is conveyed in a drawing; (4) compare and contrast the fundamental properties of building materials, such as where they come from, how they are used, and their essential structural properties and materiality in the context of environmental design; and (5) make informed and appropriate structural, material and grading decisions.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project 1 (group project); (2) project 2; and (3) project 3. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Rosangela Tenorio
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems
Contact hours
3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 2 [SEM-2 ]
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