Design and Architecture units

University of Tasmania
Design and Architecture Units - 1996


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Environmental Design and Architecture at Launceston and Hobart

Environmental Design is taught by the Department of Architecture in Launceston and the Department of Urban Design in Hobart.

While the general description of the units taught by these departments is the same, the way in which the units are taught will reflect the research interests, expertise and local circumstances of each department. For this reason, the units are coded differently, according to the campus on which the student is enrolled.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvDes) in Launceston will enrol in units prefixed ARA.

Students enrolling in the BEnvDes in Hobart will enrol in units prefixed AUA.

The numerical suffixes are the same for both campuses. Thus a student undertaking Design Studio 1A at Launceston will enrol in ARA111, while a student undertaking the same unit in Hobart will enrol in AUA111.

Successful students continuing on to a fourth year of studies will enrol in either the Bachelor of Environmental Studies with Honours, which is available at both Hobart and Launceston, the Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) which is available only at Launceston, or the Master of Town Planning (MTP), which is available only at Hobart (see Postgraduate Course and Unit Handbook).

Units specific to the BArch (indicated in brackets after the unit title) have no AUA equivalents.


ARA111 & AUA111 Design Studio 1A

Integrates basic graphic techniques with three-dimensional and visual investigation and the exploration of cultural values. Students develop their design appreciation through a series of exercises which explore space, form and order, as well as such aesthetic concepts as proportion, balance, harmony, contrast etc. The presentation of work is the subject of critique by staff and student peers, and this continues through all design studios.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA112 & AUA112 Design Studio 1B

Introduces students to the desirability of establishing a sense of place in all environmental design intervention. Students investigate the relation between natural and artificial environments and their historic development. The study forms a background for site analysis and design responses to environmental factors and human comfort. Students learn to develop designs which respect the cultural environment and incorporate principles of ecological sustainability.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA113 & AUA113 Design Studio 1C

Develops communication skills needed by students in their study of environmental design. A variety of written and graphic media are explored, including architectural drawing, freehand drawing, computer graphics, information processing, photography, model making and graphic presentation.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA114 & AUA114 History & Theory 1

Covers the principal periods in the history of Western Architecture up to the eighteenth century, including its links with Western Asia and North Africa. The unit also gives some appreciation of the largely separate architectural tradition of East Asia. It stresses the relationships between building construction and architectural form and space, between architecture and its cultural context, and between architecture and urban and landscape design.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture and seminar; 2 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment seminar presentations and written and graphic assignments.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA115 & AUA115 Building Technology 1

Considers the physical relationship between people and their environment. Space and form are looked at in terms of the human perception of heat, light and sound and their effect on one's existence and comfort. Methods of environmental control are examined with emphasis on energy and resource conservation. The unit enables students to demonstrate an understanding of: basic issues concerning ecologically sustainable architecture; energy transfer processes in the terrestrial environment; perception and response to heat, light and sound; the sensory dimensions of architectural space; and the use of building fabric for selective environmental filtering.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture and seminar; 2 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment written and graphic assignments, tests.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA116/117 & AUA116/117 Elective units

Provide the opportunity for exploration of knowledge and development of skills in areas both within and beyond the discipline and faculty.
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA121 & AUA121 Design Studio 2A

Is a continuation of ARA/AUA111, but with an introduction to the principles of architectural design.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites (ARA111 & ARA112 & ARA113) or (AUA111 & AUA112 & AUA113)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA122 & AUA122 Design Studio 2B

Is a continuation of ARA/AUA112. The scale and complexity of studio projects increases and students are expected to deal with the issues in greater depth.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites (ARA111 & ARA112 & ARA113) or (AUA111 & AUA112 & AUA113)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work and assignment.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA123 & AUA123 Design Studio 2C

Is intended to develop understanding and skills in the use of modelling. The unit consolidates media skills used in design investigation, evaluation and presentation.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [12%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture, studio and seminar; 4 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites (ARA111 & ARA112 & ARA113) or (AUA111 & AUA112 & AUA113)
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment by review of submitted portfolio containing all project work.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA124 & AUA124 History & Theory 2

Covers the principal periods in the history of Western Architecture from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. The unit also gives some appreciation of the largely separate architectural tradition of East Asia. It stresses the relationship between building construction and architectural form and space, between architecture and its cultural context, and between architecture and urban and landscape design.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture and seminar; 2 hours per week for 14 weeks
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment seminar presentations, written and graphic assignments and test.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
To return to Units Contents Page
To return to Handbooks Home Page

© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



ARA125 & AUA125 Building Technology 2

Introduces the role of materials and structures in built form. Materials are classified and their responses to environmental influences are identified. The forces acting upon structures are examined. The interactions between forces and materials are shown in order to indicate appropriate forms and assemblies for building structures. Understanding of the derivation of structural systems is assisted by reference to historical examples and contemporary practice. The unit enables students to demonstrate an understanding of: the classification and properties of materials; the origins and nature of forces; and the performance of structural elements and systems.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [6%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture and seminar; 2 hours per week for 14 weeks.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment written and graphic assignments, tests.
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Environmental Design (D3A)







Staff of the Department of Architecture
Staff of the Department of Urban Design
To return to Units Contents Page
To return to Handbooks Home Page

© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.

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