ARCT3001 Architecture Studio 4

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (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 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodAlbany (2 weeks) Perth (4 weeks)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodPerth (6 weeks)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Architecture A major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit asks students to respond to the design challenges associated with the existing and emerging economic, technical and social issues confronting the contemporary city. The studio involves speculative explorations, grounded in urban system(s) analysis and informed by comparison of cities and mega cities around the world. The content to be explored includes urban structure, urban infrastructural and environmental systems, and the cultural setting for urban innovation. Architecture's role in these contexts is a key focus of the investigations and propositions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply analysis and critical judgement and utilise speculation, iteration and reflection in the creation of integrated design solutions at a complex scale and at a complex level of resolution; (2) incorporate technical and environmental areas of study into the urban design/infrastructure process; (3) acknowledge social and ethical responsibilities associated with integrated design proposals; and (4) establish a broad understanding of urban research methodologies and competency in both verbal and visual communication.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) preliminary analytical exploration and strategy development (group work) and (2) development of aspects of the strategy (individual 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 development of aspects of the strategy (individual 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)
Lara Pinho (Semester 1 and 2) Mr Craig McCormack (Albany)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARLA2001 Design Studio—Future Making or former units IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making and IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Architecture; ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions; ARCT2050 Environmental Design
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
lectures: 1 hour per week; studios: up to 8 hours per week; intensive mode 12 hours per week
Note
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.