LACH5422 Design Studio—Making

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 1OnlineOnline 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 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This studio investigates building technologies, with a special emphasis on construction detailing as it applies to the profession of landscape architecture. It combines studio investigations with the hands-on construction of site details and the use of drawing as a means of design resolution and communication. Students refine the conceptual, lateral and poetic skills integral to the scope of studios in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) while synthesising and developing the skills and knowledge necessary to resolve a scheme to a state of 'buildability'.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) design and build with appropriate materials, at a professional level; (2) demonstrate a considered understanding of how landscapes are constructed through technical drawings; (3) use drawings as a means of design resolution and communication; (4) communicate professionally through presentation images/or models that represent a high quality and professional standard to aid an understanding of proposed landscape design concepts; (5) demonstrate an awareness of and familiarity with the concepts, methods, mechanisms and settings of landscape constructions; and (6) demonstrate an understanding of Australian Design Standards and appreciation of the material repercussions of their design decisions.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: folio submission. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LACH4422 Design Studio—Making
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)
(3) Interstate field trips (estimated cost - $500-$900)
(4) Overseas field trips (estimated cost - $2000-$5000).
Contact hours
up to 9 hours per week
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