units

ARC3001

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ari Seligmann

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

Architecture Design Studio 5 continues to expand and consolidate the conceptual understanding and skill base of preceding design studios. It continues to elaborate 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 5 continues the development of architectural designs through the consolidation of three-dimensional and material testing of ideas. Studies in the unit will maintain a focus on developing design as a visual language and process of cultural production with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Demonstrate a progression to a refined level of competence in architectural design.
  2. Have the ability to critically analyse and successfully respond to the complex range of issues inherent in an architectural design project.
  3. Have developed a sophisticated understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
  4. Have acquired an advanced level of competence and consolidation of all presentation skills: verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional.
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.

Assessment

100% Mixed mode

Workload requirements

24 hours a week, including 6 Studio hours or equivalent and 18 hours of independent study

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Prerequisites