12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
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.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Demonstrate an intermediate level of competence in architectural design.
- Have the ability to critically analyse and respond appropriately to a compound brief.
- Have developed a competent understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process.
- Have acquired an intermediate level of competence in a range of skills in verbal, graphic and 3-dimensional presentation.
- Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.
This is a semester-long project unit.
100% mixed mode
24 hours per week including 6 contact hours per week and 18 hours of independent study or equivalent.
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