Explorations (Landscape Studio 1)

Subject ABPL20038 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x1 hour lecture per week, 1x3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None supplied
Recommended Background Knowledge: None supplied
Non Allowed Subjects: None supplied
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Andrew Saniga


Email: ajsaniga@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

This subject was formerly called Explorations (Landscape Studio 1).

This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about and exploration of landscape architecture. This studio explores ideas of presentation, design processes, and key theoretical concepts relating to contemporary landscape architectural design.

Objectives: At the end of this subject students will be able to:
  • Apply techniques for documenting, representing and analysing sites as cultural and physical space
  • Discuss the scope and characteristics of contemporary landscape architecture;
  • Understand design as a process; and
  • Understand the connection between representation and design generation.

Assessment: Assessment will be based on two design projects, including a seminar presentation, and the submission of a portfolio; to the equivalent of 5,000 words.
Prescribed Texts:

James Corner (1999): Recovering landscapes: essays in contemporary landscape architecture.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Student will be expected to have:

  • critical and spatial thinking;
  • graphic representation;
  • visual and oral presentation skills;
  • understanding design processes.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Landscape Architecture
Related Breadth Track(s): Exploring Landscape Architecture

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