UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARLA2001 Design Studio—Future Making

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face2018
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 2 elective
Content This unit introduces a series of digital tools to think through design proposals to test, reassess and refine design solutions before implementation. Students are given the opportunity to verbally present their work to tutors and fellow students for valuable feedback throughout the semester. The main objective is for students to explore the design process in an interactive virtual environment. This unit will allow for collaboration between architecture and landscape students in a simulated professional experience.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) conceptualise solutions to integrated design problems of basic complexity, invent solutions to simple modular problems, and invent solutions to simple component manufacture; (2) develop a basic understanding of the behaviour of different materials in an industrial production context, the performance characteristics of commonly available materials in Western Australia (WA), and the properties of commonly available materials in WA; and (3) develop an understanding of the design team environment, the functioning of a task-orientated group, concepts of sustainability in industrial production, sustainability of different materials, and embedded energy values of different materials and processes of production.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) digital submissions; (2) final folio - digital submission; and (3) verbal presentations. 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 - digital submission 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) Rene van Meeuwen; Jennie Officer
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ARLA1000 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 LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations
Contact hours at least 6 hours per week

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