Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments Architecture Technology units focus on establishing key concepts and principles related to the physical facts of architecture and human experience of these facts. At Introductory level, these units provide foundational knowledge and skills in structure, construction and material performance.
In Architecture Technology: Materials and Making you will develop skills in the design of diverse spatial environments through the creative manipulation of materials, surfaces and connections. Through hands-on experiments, research and field observations you will investigate the physical and experiential properties of materials and their broader relationships within social and cultural contexts and environmental systems. You will also examine the use of materials in historical and contemporary precedents and question the implications of new and emergent materials and fabrication techniques. Applying this knowledge to a topic of your own interest, you will undertake a series of speculative design inquiries and material explorations that test the limits and opportunities of particular materials, processes or techniques.
|Unit name||Architecture Technology: Materials and Making|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Wallis|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Discuss the physical and experiential properties of materials in relation to their environmental, social and cultural contexts.
- Create diverse spatial environments through the selection and manipulation of materials, surfaces and connections.
- Evaluate design opportunities of new and existing materials and fabrication technologies and their environmental, social and economic implications.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
12 x weekly 60-minute lectures 12 x weekly 180-minute workshops
|Assessment||Workbook (25%)|Precedent extraction (35%)|Design (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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