Landscape Studio 2: Site and Design

Subject ABPL90176 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 72 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture per week; 1 x 2 hour seminar per week; 1 x 3 hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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:


Miss Emily Wong, Mr Jack Langridge Gould


Subject Coordinators:

The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)

Current Student:

Subject Overview:

This studio follows a multi-objective approach in exploring the interrelation between site and design in landscape architectural practice. Site exploration and conceptual design aspects of site transformation are introduced, alongside 3D representation techniques.

Emphasis will be given to a process-based approach in the idea generation to formulate creative, integrative and cohesive design responses to a set design brief.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Critical thinking: To critically interrogate precedents and articulate theories and practices in landscape design
  • Design process: To understand and apply a range of processes and techniques for exploring sites and generating multiple design outcomes
  • Communication: To effectively represent and communicate design ideas in 3D with special focus on digital media
  • Material space: To demonstrate an advanced understanding of design as a material space

  • Assignment 1 (Group project – 3 per group) - Design exploration through video documentation and editing, equivalent of 2000 words per student - due Week 3 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (Individual project) - Design exploration through digital modelling techniques and simulation, equivalent of 2000 words - due Week 6 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 (Group project – 3 per group) - Design exploration through physical prototyping and testing, equivalent of 2000 words per student - due Week 9 (20%)
  • Assignment 4 (Individual project) – Final Design Project, Design project equivalent of 4000 words - due Week 14 (40%)

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

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Lateral and critical thinking through design experiments and making
  • Leadership and effective teamwork organisation
Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 300 point Master of Landscape Architecture

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