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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Diego Ramirez-Lovering

Synopsis

Architecture Design Studio 4 continues to expand on the conceptual understanding and skill base of preceding design studios. The unit elaborates on architectural design as a process of investigation, critical observation, and experiment. It increases the emphasis on design as a synthetic process encompassing a range of complex issues inherent in the production of architecture: material, structure, program, site, history and representation are investigated in their relationship to the production of architectural form.
Architecture Design Studio 4 continues to enhance the development of architectural designs through the three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Studies in the unit will maintain their focus on developing an understanding of design as a visual language and process of cultural production with a focus on social and environmental sustainability.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to critically analyse and respond appropriately to a compound brief.
  3. Have developed a competent understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired an intermediate level of competence in a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

100% mixed mode

Chief examiner(s)

Andrew Simpson

Contact hours

24 hours per week including 6 contact hours per week and 18 hours of independent study or equivalent.

Prerequisites

ARC2001, OHS1000