Design and Architecture units

University of Tasmania
Design and Architecture Units - 1996


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ARA211 & AUA211 Design Studio 3

Develops fundamental skills in architectural design, including design investigation, design communication, schematic design and design development. Students explore and attempt to integrate design criteria including contextual response, activity support and construction principles. The selection and assembly of building components for domestic scale construction are explored. Students need to demonstrate an ability to design and detail the construction of domestic scale buildings and successfully integrate them with their sites.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [18%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - lecture, studio and seminar
prerequisites (ARA121 & ARA122 & ARA123) or (AUA121 & AUA122 & AUA123)
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)







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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.



ARA212 & AUA212 History & Theory 3

Covers the important architectural developments and movements of the twentieth century, with some emphasis on the post-World War II period. The unit develops an understanding of the connections and disjunctions between the architecture of this period and earlier periods. 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, 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.



ARA213 & AUA213 Building Technology 3

Is a study of building materials and elements to develop an understanding of their properties and selection in the contemporary design context. The unit enables students to demonstrate an understanding of: the development of domestic construction in Australia; the selection and assembly of domestic scale building components; the construction processes involved for timber-framed domestic building; the principles and practice of domestic structural design in timber; and the principles of services provision at domestic scale.

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.



ARA214 & AUA214 Specialised Studio 1

Is the first in a series of units (including ARA/AUA214, 224, 314, 324), taken over 4 semesters. The units offer students the opportunity to focus in depth on a specialised area of design. The Department of Architecture in Launceston and the Department of Urban Design in Hobart have different research interests and local circumstances, and these differences are reflected in the areas covered in these studios.
In Launceston the specialised studios cover the following areas: (a) Landscape in Architecture; (b) Computer Use in Design; (c) Asian Architecture; and (d) Wood in Architecture.
In Hobart they cover: (a) Urban Design, which takes a theme such as central area design or suburban design; (b) Environment and Design, which takes a theme such as energy and design or building heritage; and (c) Landscape Design which addresses site planning or urban spaces.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [18%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - studio, lecture and seminar
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.



ARA221 & AUA221 Design Studio 4

Develops an understanding and skill in the devising and detailing of construction for buildings of medium scale. Students are expected to develop fundamental skills at a greater level of competence and complexity than in ARA211. Project work focuses on the creation of architectural and constructional concepts, construction documentation skills, and the analysis and synthesis of a variety of design concerns.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [18%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - lecture, studio and seminar
prerequisites AUA211 or ARA211
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.



ARA222 & AUA222 History & Theory 4

Covers the development of architecture in Australia - establishing the transfer and modification of ideas from elsewhere, especially from Europe and North America, and regional responses to the Australian environment, as a foundation for the critical discussion of issues facing architecture in Australia today.

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.
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.



ARA223 & AUA223 Building Technology 4

Continues the study of building technology at domestic scale. The unit enables students to demonstrate an understanding of: the constructional properties of concrete and masonry; the principles of footings for domestic construction; the principles of aperture design - doors, windows, ducts and conduits; and servicing and energy strategies for domestic-scale architecture.

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
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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.



ARA224 & AUA224 Specialised Studio 2

Is the second in a series of studio units, taken over 4 semesters. For details of the unit, see ARA/AUA214 above.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode Ltn & Hbt, int
unit weight [18%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - studio, lecture and seminar
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
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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