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Landscape Materialities (ABPL90340)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90340
Semester 1
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The subject engages with contemporary landscape architecture practice through guided investigation projects on materiality and technology. Students will select an area of interest from a list of nominated topics to investigate through research-design exercises. The subject emphasises exploratory investigations (which could extend to fabrication) and encourages the uncovering of new knowledge that can extend the possibilities of landscape architectural design.

The subject establishes research-design approaches that are further reinforced in Design Research, Design Thesis and Landscape Practice subjects.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students should have:

  • The ability to conceive and conduct an independent research project;
  • An understanding of research enquiry through material investigation; and
  • An expanded understanding of materiality and technology as it relates to contemporary landscape architecture practice.

Generic skills

  • Understanding creative research as a methodology in design practice;
  • Awareness of and beginning skills in a range of creative research methods;
  • Capacity to frame a research design query as a basis for creative exploration;
  • Capacity to determine the relevant research/design/fabrication methods/processes to address the posed question through design;
  • Capacity for independent, analytical and critical thought and reflection.

Last updated: 22 February 2018