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Unit Overview

Description

The design studio is defined as a pedagogical and physical environment where students experience the process of design. Its ambition is to guide and support students experiencing the design process by offering the structure to develop their own design methodology, underpinned by a strong research base and an eloquent and critical architectural literacy.

Students select from a range of autonomous studios offering a wide range of choice of project types with each studio structured as an exploration through architectural design. The context will range from formal briefs and competitions to themes informed by research expertise and practice. These typically require the design of medium to large-scale architectural propositions with complex constraints and requirements of research informed experimental projects.

Credit
12 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) develop ethical positions in response to research through complex architectural project requirements; (2) synthesise at a professional level architectural propositions of substantial complexity; (3) evaluate architectural proposals in relation to the environmental, historical and social contexts; and (4) demonstrate a full range of architectural communication skills at a professional level.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) folio and (2) interim 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 folio component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Philip Goldswain
Unit rules
Prerequisites
ARCT5101 Architecture Studio 1
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).
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)
(3) Interstate field trips (estimated cost - $500-$900)
(4) Overseas field trips (estimated cost - $2000-$5000).
Contact hours
studio: up to 4 hours per week
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.