Courses & Units

Architecture Studio: Place KDA140

Launceston

Introduction

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.

Architecture Studio: Place focuses on the development of foundational knowledge and skills related to the design of objects in landscapes. Through examination of historical and contemporary precedents, you will develop understanding of architectural elements and principles of place, form and order. A series of exercises introduce you to empirical approaches to site analysis and design including understanding of topography, design for climate and experiential dimensions of place. You will also develop foundational analogue skills in imagining, representing and testing ideas in 2D and 3D through sketches, diagrams, model-making techniques and orthographic projections across relevant scales from the site to the detail. At the culmination of the unit you will apply your knowledge and skills in a design proposal for a small-scale habitable structure.

Summary

Unit name Architecture Studio: Place
Unit code KDA140
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

David Beynon

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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

1

Identify design priorities for a specific site through detailed site analysis and application of climate design principles.

2

Conceptualise design ideas informed by speculative and critical analysis of historical and contemporary precedents.

3

Employ iterative design processes to develop and refine designs in response to a given project brief.

4

Communicate 3D spatial design propositions using model-making techniques, orthographic projections and diagrams.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040101 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 180 studio weekly

Assessment

AT1 - Site and aspect context analysis and design proposition (30%)
AT2 - Place & Prospect (20%)
AT3 - Dwelling in Place (50%)

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Textbooks

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