UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LACH4424 Design Studio—Complexity

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit focuses upon complex landscape architecture projects that challenge contemporary issues facing professionals working in the built environment. Students are asked to develop design approaches and built forms that are speculative and experimental and which encompass contemporary theoretical practices.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) design complex and considered landscapes; (2) use a range of techniques, such as drawing and model making, as a means of design experimentation and resolution; and (3) demonstrate a considered understanding of contemporary theoretical and environmental issues facing the profession.
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 studio: up to 9 hours per week

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