UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Architecture major sequence
Content This unit builds on the Level 1 studio units in offering a program based on fostering the development of an independent architectural design practice. Semi-autonomous studios offer a series of projects that develop and test theoretical concepts of moderate complexity, and promote a developing competence in the development of architectural strategies, vocabulary and composition based on knowledge of both precedents and current practice. Studio programs support the development of skills in simple structures, volumetric composition and spatial planning. While specific projects vary between studios, they result in the design of a building or buildings of moderate complexity. The emphasis in the unit is on the application of general principles rather than detailed technical knowledge—students develop their projects to a three-dimensional realisation, addressing issues of context, construction, spatial planning and detailing to a schematic level.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) define architectural problems through analysis of social, cultural and physical context towards the development of a design proposal; (2) make modest design propositions to a developing level; (3) apply technical areas of study in the design process at a moderate level; (4) analyse and interpret building precedents towards a theoretical basis for design; (5) apply graphic and verbal communication and presentation skills to a developing level; (6) demonstrate communication techniques to aid in the understanding of the proposed design concepts; (7) demonstrate a developing knowledge of architectural terminology; and (8) undertake verbal presentations of design to others.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) two interim project assessments (40 per cent) and (2) a final folio (60 per cent).. 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 a final folio (60 per cent). 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) Jennie Officer
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1; IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals (formerly ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals); ARCT1010 Drawing History; HART1001 Art, Technology and Society; ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems; and IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT2000/SEM-2/2017

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