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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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|
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1 x 60 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 180 minute tutorial weekly, 1 x 360 minute seminar
AT1 – Grounds & Elements (30%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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