UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Architecture major sequence
Content This unit builds upon earlier architectural design units by exposing students to more demanding programs, which are of greater technical, programmatic and conceptual complexity. In addition, a higher level of architectural design resolution is required for the final folio submitted in the architecture major. Students demonstrate their capacity to synthesise the various fields of study towards the development of a comprehensive and convincing architectural design proposition. Studio programs vary, but require design at a detailed level of projects of intermediate complexity (e.g. a school, museum or library). Emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical concepts and building construction, both of which are introduced elsewhere in the course, and there is an introduction to both the regulatory framework that controls building projects, and an emphasis upon the understanding of contemporary architectural discourse through both study of theoretical texts and architectural case studies.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) analyse site, statutory and constructional requirements; (2) architecturally design constructions of moderate complexity through conceptual development, schematic and developed design stages; (3) develop familiarity with and understanding of contemporary architectural discourse and terminology; (4) develop substantial competence in technical development of architectural projects; and (5) understand social and ethical responsibilities impacting upon production of architecture.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interim submissions and (2) a final folio of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit. 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 of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit 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 Fernando Jerez
Unit rules
Prerequisites: IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small), IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions, ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture (formerly ARCT2010 History: Modern Art and Architecture)
Contact hours studio: up to 6 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT3000/SEM-2/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT3000/SUMMER/2017

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