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: Type focuses on strategic approaches to design inquiry emphasising spatial organisation and planning, and evaluation of building performance. Employing analytical design thinking techniques, you will identify similarities, differences and patterns in spatial typologies of historical and contemporary precedents related to particular programs and different contexts. Working from a given project brief, you will apply typological and rule-based approaches to the generation and evaluation of different schematic propositions emphasising functional and environmental performance. You will then develop these ideas in a single, synthesised detailed design proposition. Throughout the unit, you will develop skills in communication techniques emphasising graphic conventions and the structuring of images, text and oral presentations for clarity and consistency. The unit also introduces you to digital modelling processes and their use in design through testing and evaluating building performance.
|Unit name||Architecture Studio: Type|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Coordinator||Doctor Mark Sawyer|
|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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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify design strategies for spatial organisation and planning through critical evaluation of precedents, regulatory requirements and principles of environmentally sustainable design
- Articulate design ideas, strategies and outcomes using graphic conventions and structured oral and written communication techniques
- Apply creative imagination in synthesising strategies in a detailed design for a given project brief
- Evaluate building performance through the creation of a building model
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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PrerequisitesKDA138 and KDA140 and KDA151
|Assessment||Precedent extraction (30%)|Schematic design (30%)|Design (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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