A ‘slum shack' will be built by urban planning students from The University of Western Australia to highlight the plight of millions of people living in informal settlements in rapidly urbanising areas of the developing world.
The ‘shack' will be constructed during a major UWA-hosted international conference from 4 to 7 July
Six final year, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking a fresh look at ways to develop built form, infrastructure and landscape design at Dampier in the State's north west.
The work of an architect who, over a career spanning seven decades, changed the landscape of Perth with his innovative houses, flats, schools and churches will be celebrated at a retrospective exhibition at The University of Western Australia.
With Perth's population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, it's time to think big about the planning challenges facing us and the policy responses needed to deal with these challenges, according to Associate Professor Paul Maginn, organiser of UWA's annual Stephenson Hepburn Oration to be held on 16 March.
Things have 'hotted up' this year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) with a bioregional design studio in landscape architecture.
The first year studio, which grappled with the big, bold, complex issues of global biodiversity, recognised the importance of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, and focused on the world's 25 geographical 'hotspots' of biodiversity significance.
Contemporary social and cultural
issues will be deconstructed at a new exhibit on display at The University of
Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA)
for a limited time next month.
ALVA's third year Bachelor of Fine Arts
students will present their Graduation Exhibition at the Faculty's Cullity
Gallery from November 2 - 5.
Visual Arts Third Year and Exhibition Coordinator Sarah Douglas said the exhibit was a culmination of the
18 Fine Arts students three years of study at UWA.
Shrouded under a cloak of secrecy to ensure each entry was based on its merit, the winner of the Cut Hill House 2010 Design Competition was announced as Team 371, lead by UWA Assistant Architecture Professor Rene Van Meeuwen, at the exhibition's official opening on Monday night.
Teams of staff and students from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) are competing against each other to design a world's best practice sustainable and sculptural house at Cut Hill, York, Western Australia, and for the $10,000 prize on offer.
As part of the Cut Hill House 2010 Design Competition, sponsored by Charlie and Caroline Morgan, the seven teams, whose identities are being kept strictly anonymous during the competition; have to design a home for the Morgans, including their four grown up children.
A 20-year-old Iranian-born woman and a 21-year-old man from Réunion are the first students to enter The University of Western Australia under a new agreement between UWA and Central Institute of Technology, formerly Central TAFE.
Accompanying the launch of an important new book on a cancer that affects one in nine Australian women before the age of 75 are a series of pencil and wash drawings by Jon Tarry that symbolise the relationship between mother and child.
On Monday (18th January 2010) 22 WA high school students will discover what it's really like to be an Architect or Landscape Architect as they complete a Summer Design Studio at The University of Western Australia.
Breast Cancer: The Facts, an informative addition to the popular series published by Oxford University Press was officially launched at the Cullity Gallery at The University of Western Australia today. The launch also marked the opening of an art exhibition featuring images and drawings from local artists, presenting an alternative dimension into the journey of breast cancer survivorship.
A Western Australian architect who has taught at The University of Western Australia for the past 20 years has been appointed to lead the University's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts as its Dean.
Two Indonesian art students are about to embark on an intensive art program of cultural orientation and investigation at The University of Western Australia (UWA) to see how art education differs from their home school in Java.
Leighton Beach will become a design hub on Tuesday (May 5) when Architecture and Landscape Architecture students from The University of Western Australia build a variety of three-dimensional sand structures which will later be judged.