ARLA2001 Design Studio

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Landscape Architecture; Architecture B major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit introduces a series of tools for the analysis of sites and the production of design speculations within them. There is an emphasis on testing, assessing, and refining design speculations continually before implementation. Students are given the opportunity to verbally present their work to tutors and peers, and to give and receive critique throughout the semester.

The main objective is for students to explore the design process collaboratively in an interactive and cross disciplinary environment. Emphasis will be placed on sustainability, ecological impact and resource management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) comprehend and model existing contexts in a detailed manner; (2) make conceptual design proposals of modest complexity; (3) propose, appraise, and test the merits of design propositions in an iterative process; and (4) develop concepts of sustainability in the management of natural, structural and material resources.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interim project assessment and (2) 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final folio component.

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 Julian Bolleter
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals
and
LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio--Groundings)
and
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
Incompatibility:
IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making, IDES2040 Future Making
and
LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Field trips within the metropolitan area, travel and food only (estimated cost - $10-$50)
(2) Field trips outside the metropolitan area (estimated cost - $50-$250).
Contact hours
at least 6 hours per week
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