IDES3000 Integrated Design Studio 3—Complex

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit proactively responds to the design challenges associated with the existing and emerging economic, technical and social issues confronting the contemporary city. While the studio involves speculative explorations, these are grounded in interdisciplinary analysis of the urban system(s). The content to be explored includes urban structure, urban form infrastructural and environmental systems. Students develop a critical understanding of contemporary and emerging urban challenges; the ability to analyse urban systems in an integrated manner; an understanding of the influence of technical change on the urban environment; and an appreciation of the cultural setting for urban innovation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) exercise critical judgement and utilise speculation, iteration and reflection in the creation of integrated design solutions at a complex scale and at a sophisticated 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 urban and integrated design proposals; and (4) establish a broad understanding of urban research methodologies and competency in both verbal and visual communication.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interim assessment: preliminary analytical exploration and strategy development (group work) and (2) final folio: 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final folio: development of aspects of the strategy (individual 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)
Associate Professor Fernando Jerez and Professor Geoffrey London
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IDES2040 Future Making
and
IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small)
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
studio: at least 6 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1 [SEM-1]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-U-1C]
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
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