LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 complementary unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This studio introduces cultural, aesthetic and ecological considerations in the design of landscape architectural propositions. Students explore a site's social, cultural and biophysical elements using site analysis. Through design-based projects responding to a particular brief, students investigate and creatively engage with the contemporary form and function of urban, regional or rural sites.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse landscape architecture precedents taking into consideration the discipline's terminology towards a theoretical basis for design; (2) define landscape architectural problems through analysis of social, cultural and ecological contexts towards the development of a design proposal; (3) develop appropriate landscape design propositions in response to site analysis and the design brief; (4) demonstrate basic knowledge of technical areas of study relevant to landscape architecture; and (5) demonstrate graphic communication techniques to aid in the understanding of the proposed landscape design concepts.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interim folio and (2) 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 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)
Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
and
ARLA1000 Design Studio--Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings)
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
studios: up to 9 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.