Courses & Units
Architecture Technology: Performance and Principles KDA141
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. 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.
In Architecture Technology: Performance and Principles you will develop design skills in imagining and realising structural solutions for spatial environments based on knowledge of foundational principles. You will be introduced to a range of analogue and digital tools, and understand their use and value in the design and making of structures. Through collaborative workshop activities and individual self-directed experiments, you will gain knowledge of the structural performance of materials, elements and systems, and explore the implications and opportunities for the design of spaces and objects. You will also apply this knowledge to a specified design problem to produce models and prototypes at different scales.
|Unit name||Architecture Technology: Performance and Principles|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Wallis|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the physical and mechanical properties of structural behaviour through experimentation with materials, elements and systems.
- Design solutions for the space or object by applying knowledge of structural principles and material properties.
- Employ tools and techniques to imagine, communicate and fabricate spatial design propositions at various scales to fulfil the brief.
- Apply a process of critical reflection to the design and fabrication practices employed.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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1 x 50 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 3-hr workshop weekly, 1x 3 day workshop in the exam period
|Assessment||Hurdle Task: WHS certification|AT1 (20%)|AT2 (30%)|AT3 (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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