11339 Climate Resilience6cp; attendance is by agreement between student and supervisor (individual project); via separate document (elective)
Requisite(s): 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10004 Bachelor of Design Architecture OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10325 Bachelor of Design Architecture Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09079 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10271 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10423 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of Languages and Cultures OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10272 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of International Studies OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10322 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
This elective explores how existing environments may be reimagined to offer adaptive, responsive, resilient, and inclusive urban futures in response to changes in urban populations concurrent with both increasing fluctuations in climatic conditions and an escalating frequency of extreme climatic events. It investigates the means and ways of understanding and designing alternative solutions to configuring the urban fabric and how these alternative configurations might benefit a multi-species ecology of inhabitants in dynamic urban landscapes.
The outputs are design research that is concerned with explorations and observations of digital and physical feedback between the body / bodies and the urban environment as a means of sensing climatic conditions. These feedback systems are examined through observation and the analysis of data collected through wearables and environmental sensors with an aim to develop outcomes that augment current ways of designing responsive landscape systems specific to demographic data. The outcomes are digital and physical design tools and parameters that have been tested through iterative design experiments related to climate and the body in space and atmospheric conditions.
The tools engaged for the research include 3d digital modelling of existing and proposed urban landscapes and objects, 2d and 3d mappings of urban landscapes and explorations of representations of climatic qualities including air, heat and water and other elements that contribute to creating atmospheric qualities.
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