units

IAR4117

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Sven Mehzoud

Notes

Within this unit students engage in a range of studio design projects which have quota restrictions. For distribution into studio project groups, consideration will be given to student preference forms, academic performance, and previous design studio experiences. Weighted Average Mark (WAM) may be taken into account to ensure there is an even distribution of students in the studio project groups. Studio project group allocation will be decided by the Program Coordinator and Chief Examiner of the unit.

Synopsis

Projects are student-generated and complex, usually addressing specialised commercial contexts. Building code and other statutory requirements are researched and resolution of these issues is required as part of the project requirements. Students undertake research studies in specific contemporary discourses and practices pertaining to their project, which may include interior, environmental and architectural design and related social theory. Students develop and articulate their individual project approaches and design philosophies in studio discussion, whilst planning their design process and scheduling the project demands through the semester.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate understanding of a specialist application of interior architecture, with particular reference to relevant contemporary interior, environmental and architectural design and discourse; and the complexity of human needs that this interior architecture application addresses
  2. articulate a personal aesthetic, cultural and social position relative to it
  3. combine this understanding and capability with the development of an interior architecture project brief and schematic designs that can lead to a high degree of resolution of all project factors
  4. communicate various stages of the project with high quality presentations
  5. self-manage the scheduling of project work
  6. identify, understand and be capable applying the pertinent planning, building code, and other statutory requirements
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment

Major design projects: 90%
Project planning assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

6 studio hours and 18 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

IAR4107