LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 complementary unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This studio engages the speculative nature of landscape architectural design. Both theoretical and practical, the studio develops strategies for considered landscape design resolution within explorations which can include integrity of place, landscape urbanism, heritage context, planting design or other contemporary issues in landscape architecture. Experimentation and speculation are encouraged in both design process and in representation.
Students are able to (1) analyse the formal and intellectual variations on the idea of landscape in the twenty-first century; (2) show developing skills of critique in analysis of the designs of others; (3) display a manifestation of poetic ideas in well-resolved, buildable form utilising a full range of materials; (4) generate designs which demonstrate sophisticated spatial composition; and (5) produce presentation images and/or models which represent an increasingly high-quality and professional standard.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interim folio 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 standard(s) for the final 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)
Associate Professor Christopher Vernon and Bindi House
Unit rules
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals)
Contact hours
studio: up to 6 hours per week
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