ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2

Assessment
Assessment schedule
Detailed information on assessment tasks
3
Scholarly research essay 50 percent Week: 15
1,2,3
Faculty of Humanities 
Dept of Architecture and Interior
Architecture

ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
Bentley Campus
26 Jul 2017
Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Faculty of Humanities
Page: 6 of 11
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS
Assignment 2 (30% of semester marks).
Oral presentation will cover:
1. Literature review – Minimum 5 texts to be referenced
2. Development of a theoretical/practical framework
3. Data collection based on the developed framework
Marking Criteria:
Study of the site/case studies – 20% Literature review – 30%
Development of a theoretical framework – 30%
Data collection based on the developed framework – 20%
3.
Assignment 3 (50% of semester marks)
Scholarly research essay (visual/ textual/performative. This stage will include:
Data analysis and synthesis Findings
Revisiting and critiquing the theoretical framework based on the findings Communication of the
Research Topic through Essay (visual/ textual/performative).
Research Essay will be between 2500 – 3500 words. Number of words in between this range will depend
on the nature of essay – visual, textual or performative, hence is flexible. The essay should be
thorough and includes structure and headings as stated. Please ensure you include the Abstract and
references.
Essay will need to be submitted through Turn-it-in by the submission date as per the unit outline.
Essay will consist of the following:
Abstract (revised) Research Question
Significance of research
Key objectives Theoretical framework Methodology site/case studies
Data analysis and synthesis
Findings
Revisiting and critiquing the theoretical framework based on the findings
Conclusion
Fair assessment through moderation
Moderation describes a quality assurance process to ensure that assessments are appropriate to the
learning
outcomes, and that students work is evaluated consistently by assessors. Minimum standards for the
moderation of
assessments are described in the Assessment and Student Progression Manual, available from
policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/
Late assessment policy
This ensures that the requirements for submission of assignments and other work to be assessed are fair,
transparent, equitable and that penalties are consistently applied.
1. All student assessments are required to have a due date and time specified on this Unit Outline.
2. Students will be penalised by a deduction of ten percent per calendar day for a late assessment
submission
(e.g. a mark equivalent to 10% of the total allocated for the assessment will be deducted from the marked
value for every day that the assessment is late). This means that an assessment worth 20 marks will have

two
marks deducted per calendar day late. Hence if it was handed in three calendar days late and given a mark
of
16/20, the student would receive 10/20. An assessment more than seven calendar days overdue will
not be
marked and will receive a mark of 0.
Faculty of Humanities 
Dept of Architecture and Interior
Architecture

ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
Bentley Campus
26 Jul 2017
Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Faculty of Humanities
Page: 7 of 11
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS
Assessment extension
A student unable to complete an assessment task by/on the original published date/time (e.g.
examinations, tests) or
due date/time (e.g. assignments) must apply for an assessment extension using the Assessment Extension
form
(available from the Forms page at students.curtin.edu.au/administration/) as prescribed by the Academic
Registrar. It
is the responsibility of the student to demonstrate and provide evidence for exceptional circumstances
beyond the
student's control that prevent them from completing/submitting the assessment task.
The student will be expected to lodge the form and supporting documentation with the unit coordinator
before the
assessment date/time or due date/time. An application may be accepted up to five working days after the
date or
due date of the assessment task where the student is able to provide an acceptable explanation as to why
he or she
was not able to submit the application prior to the assessment date. An application for an assessment
extension will
not be accepted after the date of the Board of Examiners' meeting.
Deferred assessments
Supplementary assessments
Supplementary assessments are not available in this unit.
Reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities/health circumstances likely to
impact on
studies
A Curtin Access Plan (CAP) is a document that outlines the type and level of support required by a student
with a
disability or health condition to have equitable access to their studies at Curtin. This support can include
alternative
exam or test arrangements, study materials in accessible formats, access to Curtin’s facilities and services
or other
support as discussed with an advisor from Disability Services (disability.curtin.edu.au). Documentation is
required
from your treating Health Professional to confirm your health circumstances.
If you think you may be eligible for a CAP, please contact Disability Services. If you already have a CAP
please provide
it to the Unit Coordinator at the beginning of each study period.
Referencing style
The referencing style for this unit is Chicago.
More information can be found on this style from the Library web site:
http://libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/referencing.
Copyright
The course material for this unit is provided to you for your own research and study only. It is subject to
copyright. It
is a copyright infringement to make this material available on third party websites.

How can we find a way to make the neighborhood of people living

in the apartment get harmonious?

Shenyi Wang
19252625
Abstract

How are relationships between neighbors changing in difficult in new types of buildings?
With the rapid urban development and growth of population, a growing number of people
are choosing apartment as their housing option. There are certain benefits attached with
living in apartments, including more convenience as most of apartments are close to
downtown and the lower cost compared with living in a house. However, living in apartment
provides the fewer chance for neighbors to interact with each other. As the modern form of
urban residents from the past open courtyard structure into apartments, close-end pattern,
the living space become more modular, individual, closed, in some ways, these changes lead
to unfamiliarity and isolation of interpersonal relationships. (Ju Huang, 2011)
As a social animal, people have to foster solid relationship as it is the prerequisite for the
well-being. As a result, as an attempt to improve the wellbeing in life, it is inevitable for
people to have their interpersonal or neighborhood relationship improved. Through the
study of the neighborhood communication space in the high-rise buildings like apartment,
compared with the traditional architectural design, analysis the neighborhood needs, to
improve the existing architectural design, so that it can better meet people’s needs for
interpersonal communication.
In most of the high-rise buildings, the elevator seems to be the only place that people
shared together, in this essay we will also do some research about shared public space as a
key project for this topic. Try to use the shared public as a solution to this problem. Thus
creating a better living environment in interpersonal communication. I will do some
research about Le Corbusier’s Unité d'habitation and Beijing courtyard as a case study of the
East and West, combined with the advantages of both, so as to improve the design of
modern apartments, trying to apply the shared public in high-rise buildings, see could it be a
solution.

Research:
Ralph Erskine
Bordenx Home
北京四合院
Cany Ash’s Video (the typology of Housing is Construct Interview) and more
Herman Hertzberger in relation to normal space (e.g. an staircase + @ the first of house?)

Teacher’s Feedback:
Compare Brodenx Home and 四合院(Chinese courtyard)
An potential inspiration for different types of mass/high density housing
More research about social spaces and spaces of common meeting

Notice:
The Research is very important, must include all these things in the report/essay. You can google
the video. The video and Herman Hertzberger’s book are the most important things. You can
send me the name of the book or articles which you are working on.

 

Category:

Description

Assessment
Assessment schedule
Detailed information on assessment tasks
3
Scholarly research essay 50 percent Week: 15
1,2,3
Faculty of Humanities 
Dept of Architecture and Interior
Architecture

ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
Bentley Campus
26 Jul 2017
Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Faculty of Humanities
Page: 6 of 11
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS
Assignment 2 (30% of semester marks).
Oral presentation will cover:
1. Literature review – Minimum 5 texts to be referenced
2. Development of a theoretical/practical framework
3. Data collection based on the developed framework
Marking Criteria:
Study of the site/case studies – 20% Literature review – 30%
Development of a theoretical framework – 30%
Data collection based on the developed framework – 20%
3.
Assignment 3 (50% of semester marks)
Scholarly research essay (visual/ textual/performative. This stage will include:
Data analysis and synthesis Findings
Revisiting and critiquing the theoretical framework based on the findings Communication of the
Research Topic through Essay (visual/ textual/performative).
Research Essay will be between 2500 – 3500 words. Number of words in between this range will depend
on the nature of essay – visual, textual or performative, hence is flexible. The essay should be
thorough and includes structure and headings as stated. Please ensure you include the Abstract and
references. ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.
Essay will need to be submitted through Turn-it-in by the submission date as per the unit outline.
Essay will consist of the following:
Abstract (revised) Research Question
Significance of research
Key objectives Theoretical framework Methodology site/case studies
Data analysis and synthesis
Findings
Revisiting and critiquing the theoretical framework based on the findings
Conclusion
Fair assessment through moderation
Moderation describes a quality assurance process to ensure that assessments are appropriate to the
learning
outcomes, and that students work is evaluated consistently by assessors. Minimum standards for the
moderation of
assessments are described in the Assessment and Student Progression Manual, available from
policies.curtin.edu.au/findapolicy/
Late assessment policy
This ensures that the requirements for submission of assignments and other work to be assessed are fair,
transparent, equitable and that penalties are consistently applied.
1. All student assessments are required to have a due date and time specified on this Unit Outline.
2. Students will be penalised by a deduction of ten percent per calendar day for a late assessment
submission
(e.g. a mark equivalent to 10% of the total allocated for the assessment will be deducted from the marked
value for every day that the assessment is late). This means that an assessment worth 20 marks will have

two
marks deducted per calendar day late. Hence if it was handed in three calendar days late and given a mark
of
16/20, the student would receive 10/20. An assessment more than seven calendar days overdue will
not be
marked and will receive a mark of 0.
Faculty of Humanities 
Dept of Architecture and Interior
Architecture

ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
Bentley Campus
26 Jul 2017
Dept of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Faculty of Humanities
Page: 7 of 11
CRICOS Provider Code 00301J
The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS
Assessment extension
A student unable to complete an assessment task by/on the original published date/time (e.g.
examinations, tests) or
due date/time (e.g. assignments) must apply for an assessment extension using the Assessment Extension
form
(available from the Forms page at students.curtin.edu.au/administration/) as prescribed by the Academic
Registrar. It
is the responsibility of the student to demonstrate and provide evidence for exceptional circumstances
beyond the
student's control that prevent them from completing/submitting the assessment task.
The student will be expected to lodge the form and supporting documentation with the unit coordinator
before the
assessment date/time or due date/time. An application may be accepted up to five working days after the
date or
due date of the assessment task where the student is able to provide an acceptable explanation as to why
he or she
was not able to submit the application prior to the assessment date. An application for an assessment
extension will
not be accepted after the date of the Board of Examiners' meeting.
Deferred assessments
Supplementary assessments
Supplementary assessments are not available in this unit.
Reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities/health circumstances likely to
impact on
studies
A Curtin Access Plan (CAP) is a document that outlines the type and level of support required by a student
with a
disability or health condition to have equitable access to their studies at Curtin. This support can include
alternative
exam or test arrangements, study materials in accessible formats, access to Curtin’s facilities and services
or other
support as discussed with an advisor from Disability Services (disability.curtin.edu.au). Documentation is
required
from your treating Health Professional to confirm your health circumstances.
If you think you may be eligible for a CAP, please contact Disability Services. If you already have a CAP
please provide
it to the Unit Coordinator at the beginning of each study period.
Referencing style
The referencing style for this unit is Chicago.
More information can be found on this style from the Library web site:
http://libguides.library.curtin.edu.au/referencing. ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.
Copyright
The course material for this unit is provided to you for your own research and study only. It is subject to
copyright. It
is a copyright infringement to make this material available on third party websites.

How can we find a way to make the neighborhood of people living

in the apartment get harmonious?

Shenyi Wang
19252625
Abstract

How are relationships between neighbors changing in difficult in new types of buildings?
With the rapid urban development and growth of population, a growing number of people
are choosing apartment as their housing option. There are certain benefits attached with
living in apartments, including more convenience as most of apartments are close to
downtown and the lower cost compared with living in a house. However, living in apartment
provides the fewer chance for neighbors to interact with each other. As the modern form of
urban residents from the past open courtyard structure into apartments, close-end pattern,
the living space become more modular, individual, closed, in some ways, these changes lead
to unfamiliarity and isolation of interpersonal relationships. (Ju Huang, 2011)
As a social animal, people have to foster solid relationship as it is the prerequisite for the
well-being. As a result, as an attempt to improve the wellbeing in life, it is inevitable for
people to have their interpersonal or neighborhood relationship improved. Through the
study of the neighborhood communication space in the high-rise buildings like apartment,
compared with the traditional architectural design, analysis the neighborhood needs, to
improve the existing architectural design, so that it can better meet people’s needs for
interpersonal communication. ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.
In most of the high-rise buildings, the elevator seems to be the only place that people
shared together, in this essay we will also do some research about shared public space as a
key project for this topic. Try to use the shared public as a solution to this problem. Thus
creating a better living environment in interpersonal communication. I will do some
research about Le Corbusier’s Unité d'habitation and Beijing courtyard as a case study of the
East and West, combined with the advantages of both, so as to improve the design of
modern apartments, trying to apply the shared public in high-rise buildings, see could it be a
solution. ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.

Research:
Ralph Erskine
Bordenx Home
北京四合院
Cany Ash’s Video (the typology of Housing is Construct Interview) and more
Herman Hertzberger in relation to normal space (e.g. an staircase + @ the first of house?)

Teacher’s Feedback:
Compare Brodenx Home and 四合院(Chinese courtyard)
An potential inspiration for different types of mass/high density housing
More research about social spaces and spaces of common meeting

Notice:
The Research is very important, must include all these things in the report/essay. You can google
the video. The video and Herman Hertzberger’s book are the most important things. You can
send me the name of the book or articles which you are working on. ARCH5009 Architectural Culture Research Topics 2.