ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the Architecture A major sequence
- Level 1 elective
- Following the first cross-disciplinary 'Groundings Studio', this unit offers an introduction to the design of objects from an architectural point of view. The studio specifically engages with the design and composition of objects in relation to their physical and social contexts, basic construction principles, and material properties. Project briefs are designed to develop students' conceptual and compositional abilities and contextual understanding, imparting the skills to communicate their ideas in a tangible form, predominantly through both two- and three-dimensional manual techniques.Together the Level One units work across the very broad and the very small scales, introducing an awareness of objects within contexts and learning the means of response to and representation of these designed relationships.
The unit may entail metropolitan-based field trips to sites contingent on design studio briefs which vary from semester to semester.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate elementary competence in strategies, theories and methods particular to architecture; (2) explore to a preliminary level basic spatial and material architectural concepts; (3) acquire basic knowledge of technical areas of study relevant to architecture; (4) acquire basic understanding of architectural precedents; (5) acquire basic competence in the application of various graphical and modelling communication media; and (6) develop the ability to graphically and verbally communicate design propositions.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an interim assessment and (2) a final folio. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a final folio component.
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)
- Philip Goldswain
- Unit rules
- ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals)
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):(1) Field trips within the metropolitan area, travel and food only (estimated cost - $10-$50)
(2) Field trips outside the metropolitan area (estimated cost - $50-$250).
- Contact hours
- studio: up to 9 hours per week
- Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.