Explorations (Landscape Studio 1)

Subject ABPL20038 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x1 hour lecture per week, 1x3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2


ENVS10008 Virtual Environments (prior to 2014)

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Andrew Saniga


Email: ajsaniga@unimelb.edu.au

The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
Current Student Enquires: http://ask.unimelb.edu.au/
Web: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/

Subject Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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 will be based on one design project submitted as a folio in three parts, each part including a seminar presentation.

Assignment 1 due in Week 4 (20%) equivalent to 750 words; assignment 2 due in Week 8 (20%) equivalent to 750 words; and assignment 3 due in Week 13 (60%) equivalent to 2500 words.

Hurdle requirement: Attendance and participation in 75% of the studios is a mandatory requirement

Prescribed Texts:

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

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: Architecture major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Architecture major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Urban Design and Planning major

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