Courses & Units

Architecture Studio: Space KDA138

Hobart, Launceston


Bachelor of Architecture & Built Environments Architecture Studio units focus on the development and refinement of conceptual, analytical and technical skills through applied problem-based learning in a diverse range of real-world contexts. In first year, Studios focus on establishing foundational design knowledge and competencies. This unit is part of a suite of four units in the degree core of B.ABE and the Spatial Design practice specialisation in the Bachelor of Design.

Architecture Studio: Space focuses on the development of foundational knowledge and skills related to the adaptation of urban environments. Through processing historical and contemporary precedents, you will develop an understanding of architectural elements and principles of space and relation. A series of exercises introduce you to abstract, conceptual approaches to design, and guide you through operations that explore lived space. You will be introduced to frameworks for understanding the physical and social structures of cities and the implications for design and develop critical skills in observation and analysis of urban environments. Employing a variety of related conceptual design and communication techniques, you will explore generative approaches to urban intervention that connect the macro city context to the micro design of public interiors and urban spaces.


Unit name Architecture Studio: Space
Unit code KDA138
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Andrew Steen
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify qualities and characteristics of urban settlements and spaces through detailed analysis of context and patterns of occupation.
  • Apply generative design approaches informed by critical analysis of historical and contemporary precedents.
  • Connect macro and micro scales in the design of public interiors and urban spaces.
  • Communicate 3D spatial design propositions using abstract techniques, orthographic projections and descriptive writing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040101 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

12 x weekly 60-minute online videos, 12 x weekly 180-minute workshops, 1 x 360-minute review workshop

AssessmentGrounds & Elements Folio (30%)|Objects & Hybrids Folio (40%)|Presentation (30%)
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