Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kate Tregloan


This unit is concerned with both the material and immaterial qualities of human experience and the spatial language required for mediation between these states. Traversing the disciplines of art, interior architecture, psychology and spatial theory, the unit will engage in an experimental discourse on the anatomy and morphology of space and place. The unit will explore topics ranging from social and cultural space to perception, cognition and human behaviour. Students from creative and/or theoretical disciplines will engage with these topics through workshop activities and may utilise a variety of media to present their findings.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Engage in a discourse on the history and theory of spatial production based on the work of leading practitioners across the disciplines of theory, design, architecture and contemporary art.
  2. Develop an understanding of available production tools and their applications.
  3. Comprehend the role of spatial psychology in the production and experience of space.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of these objectives through the innovative production of made and/or written outcomes.
  5. Understand and apply rules of Occupational, Health and Safety.


Projects: 100% mixed mode: applied and/or theoretical

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including; 4 hours in class and 8 independent study hours per week


Students must have successfully completed three semesters of study within the Faculty.
Non-Faculty students may apply to enrol in the unit, by permission.
In addition students will be required to complete OHS1000.