UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LACH4422 Design Studio—Making

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This studio investigates building technologies, with a special emphasis on construction detailing as it applies to the profession of landscape architecture. It is intended to combine studio investigations with the hands-on construction of site details and the use of drawing as a means of design resolution and communication. Students refine the conceptual, lateral and poetic skills integral to the scope of studios in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) while synthesising and developing the skills and knowledge necessary to resolve a scheme to a state of 'buildability'.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) design and build with appropriate materials and demonstrate their understanding of how landscapes are constructed through technical drawings; (2) use drawings as a means of design resolution and communication and an awareness of and familiarity with the concepts, methods, mechanisms and settings of landscape constructions; and (3) become familiar with relevant Australian Design Standards and understand the material repercussions of their design decisions.
Assessment This comprises a folio submission (100 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Christopher Vernon
Contact hours up to 9 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/LACH4422/SEM-1/2017

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