ARCT5510 Housing

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit aims to develop an understanding of local and international housing, with an emphasis on methods, structural and spatial potential, sustainability, adaptability, affordability and the discipline of limits, densities, regulations and codes. Students are equipped with methods for understanding, critically evaluating and communicating diverse environmental, spatial and economic issues relating to housing design.
Students are able to (1) define and describe technical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affecting housing design; (2) critically evaluate housing models in international and local contexts; and (3) develop speculative design responses to diverse limitations and possibilites for housing.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written analysis/case study and (2) project work/graphical analysis. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jennie Officer & Geoffrey London
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week for 11 weeks; lectures: 1 hour per week for 11 weeks
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